Alhamdulillah, today we held our first Iman’s Homeschool Islamic Studies session. I decided to open my home to a few local revert sisters to allow their young children aged 5-7 to come along for a group lapbooking session.
Since we are entering into the month of Dhul-Hijjah we are starting off with a Hajj Lapbook. This lapbook is designed for early readers and writers. I will be sharing the completed lapbook this week inshaa’Allah, but if you’d like to get a head start you can download the templates HERE.
The idea for starting the sessions was to help give my two younger daughters, Amina 6 and Basma 5, an opportunity to work alongside children of their own age as well as to offer an opportunity for other children to join in and benefit inshaa’Allah.
We had a group of seven children all together: Amina, Basma, Cairo, Abdullah, Sumayah, Akeisha and Nevaeh. It was a nice sized group and with the help and support of other sisters we managed to get some lovely work done mashaa’Allah.
Today we discussed the 5 Pillars and Hajj as the 5th Pillar. We learned about the Islamic Months and Dhul-Hijjah as the month of Hajj with practise writing Arabic Numbers.
We used an atlas to find the Ka’bah in Saudi Arabia and we discussed how we can travel to Makkah from England.
We learned about the state of Ihram, how to prepare for it and what we are not allowed to do whilst in Ihram.
We learned about making Tawaaf by making a net of the Ka’bah and gluing it down onto this folding flap worksheet that explains how to make Tawaaf.
The kids took home a Hajj Wordsearch to complete and bring back next week inshaa’Allah.
More next week, inshaa’Allah.