I’ve always wanted to make a lapbook on the animals mentioned in the Qur’an and my two younger girls, Amina, age 5 and Basma, age 4 are very enthusiastic about animals at the moment so I thought this would be a nice little project for them.
I’ve designed it to try to combine as many subject areas as possible into one. This includes English and Arabic reading and writing practise, biology, geography, maths and Islamic studies.
This lapbook is a working progress, by that I mean I’m making the worksheets as we go so it will a while before I upload the templates file for downloading since we have 25 animals to get through and we are focusing on one animal every other day or so (not easy finding time to make the printables with a nocturnal 10 month old! Alhamdulillah).
The lapbooks are made by simply taping together sheets of A3 coloured card and working on the front and back of each sheet, one page per animal.
To add some extra entertainment to this project I also purchased some Qur’an Animals snap cards from Sunnah Bookstore. These cards are really cute. They read in Arabic, English and Arabic Transliteration. They can be used to play memory games or card games like ‘snap’.
The first page focuses on the ayah from the Qur’an, number 24:45 putting the creation into various categories according to how they move. You may wonder why I included humans in these categories. I am not demoting humans to animals, as the evolutionists do, but rather this refers to the original Arabic which states “kulla dabbatin” meaning “every creature” which the ulema (scholars) have explained to meaning every living creature which also includes humans since humans are of the creation that move about on two legs.
As for the 26 animals mentioned in the Qur’an, we are working through them in alphabetical order starting with the ant.
And then the Bee …
And then the camel …
Please check back soon for more details insha’Allah