I made a Wudhu Lapbook with my daughter Samira a few years ago after finding some lovely free templates on Umm Abdul Basir’s Blog. And recently I created a few extras to make lapbooks with my daughters Amina (6yrs) and Basma (5yrs) and some local sisters and their children in our Saturday Lapbooking sessions.
You can download the templates to make your own wudhu lapbook HERE.
We completed the lapbooks last weekend. Here’s how to assemble them:
The lapbook is made by taping two sheets of A3 size card together side by side and then folding in on itself until it closes as A4.
The first two pages reveal references to wudhu.
This is a Qur’an flap containing the ayah which mentions wudhu and tayammum.
Next to that is a layered book which shows the steps of wudhu.
On the opposite page is a wudhu wordsearch which aims to help children remember the eight body parts washed during wudhu.
This is what the lapbook looks like when it’s completely opened out.
On one end page is this cute colouring page. A reminder of why we need to make wudhu initially.
On the centre two pages are a set of numbered spaces and two pockets: one containing a set of wudhu sequence cards and the other containing a set of tayammum sequence cards.
The cards should be used in the centre of the lapbook to learn and practise the sequence for making wudhu and tayammum.
**NOTE** The file has recently been updated (March 2014) to include a fatwa explaining the authentic method of performing tayammum. This is not reflected in the original set of tayammum cards. The new set of cards can be downloaded HERE.
On the opposite end page is this circle flapbook, another freebie from Umm Abdul Basir, may Allah reward her with good.
The flap teaches children about the things that break ones wudhu, such as going to the toilet or deep sleep.
This is a flapbook I designed to teach children the importance of istinjaa and istijmaa (washing after going to the toilet). It includes relevant ahadith which explains each process.
I also designed this flapbook which teaches children about making tayammum. It shows we can rub soil, sand or stone to make wudhu and the children cut out and paste down an example under each flap.
On the reverse of the lapbook is a maze.
And for added creativity (although it doesn’t fit into the lapbook), we made this jigsaw puzzle from Umm Abdul Basir, which reminds children that we begin by saying ‘Bismillah’ (to ourselves, not out loud) before we make wudhu.
My girls coloured in the whole picture, then I stuck it down on cereal box card and cut it out.