Finally, we have finished our Camel Lapbook. We started it just before Ramadhan as part of our unit study on Deserts. We left it to one side to focus on Ramadhan studies and this week we put the finishing touches and assembled it.
The templates for this lapbook are from the Homeschool Share website, but I have also created a number of additional activity sheets as well of some Islamic elements. You can download all of the additional files in one folder HERE. I’ve also designed a set of Camel Notebook Pages as part of our Animals in the Qur’an Project.
This is how the lapbook looks as it folds out.
Inside this flap is a world map. Samira drew a key and colour-coded the map to show where different species of camels are found.
In this flap, Basma glued down the 6 types of camels, the 2 species of humped camels live in deserts while the camels without humps live in the mountain regions of South America.
On this page Yusef wrote out the story of Prophet Saalih (alayhisalam) and the She-Camel. And Basma practised her spelling and Arabic handwriting.
Amina completed a reading comprehension exercise about a camel called Carla.
Inside this flap Samira wrote about how camels store fat in their hump which can be converted into energy and water when they travel long distances.
Yusef researched and wrote out a few hadiths about camels.
We discussed the hadith in which the Prophet Muhammad, sall’Allahu alayhi wasalam, taught us that Camel’s urine and milk are a medicine.
The kids asked me how was it a medicine and I told them ‘Allah knows best’. We did some research and came across this fascinating article in the Saudi Gazette on how nano-particles in camel urine help destroy cancer cells. Subhan’Allah wa bihamdihi!
We read from Surah Az-Zukhruf about how Allah created beasts of burden for us to ride, and we learned the du’a to say when riding an animal (or driving a car). Then Samira wrote up an explanation of the camel shaped template about why Allah created the camel.
Inside this matchbook Samira wrote about what camels eat.
In this matchbook, Amina wrote about how camels keep cool in a hot climate.
In this accordion book, Yusef wrote about Dromedary camels and how they are built for survival.
This flapbook contains information on the strength of camels written by Samira.
When we were learning about the 4 camels of South America, each of the kids wrote a few facts about the camel of their choice.