Wudhu Lapbook


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.



18 comments on “Wudhu Lapbook

  1. Asakum really loved ur wudu lap book. …wanted to do something similar with my kids age 13 and 10 …Unfortunately am unable to open and download the file. …could you please help. …jazaak Allah khair

  2. جزاك الله خير
    Your work really inspires me. May Allah give u good ajar and accept your niyah. I just noted one thing which i wanted to bring to your notice. All the hadith on Tayammum state: Narrated ‘Abdur Rahman bin Abza: A man came to ‘Umar bin Al-Khattab and said, “I became Junub but no water was available.” ‘Ammar bin Yasir said to ‘Umar, “Do you remember that you and I (became Junub while both of us) were together on a journey and you didn’t pray but I rolled myself on the ground and prayed? I informed the Prophet about it and he said, ‘It would have been sufficient for you to do like this.’ The Prophet then stroked lightly the earth with his hands and then blew off the dust and passed his hands over his face and hands.”
    And some say face and back of arms. So can u kindly correct that part so the right method is learnt by those who download your work. جزاك الله خير again

    • Asalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu,

      Jazaki’Allahu khayran for your comment and I am planning to make an addition with adjustments for this work inshaa’Allah. But I wanted to share with you the information I used from the khutbah of Shaykh Fawzaan in which he stated: “As for the description of Tayammum explained in the Prophetic Sunnah, it consists of two strikes with the hands on pure earth, then wiping the face and the hands.”

    • I am currently updating this file to include the following explanation from the Fatwas of Nur ‘ala’ Al-Darb so that inshaa’Allah, we can all make our Ibadah closer to the authentic sunnah:

      221 – Number of Strikes for Tayammum

      Q: If someone has to perform Tayammum (dry ablution with pure earth or sand), should he only strike the earth with his hand once or more? I am asking this question because some people said that it is necessary to strike the earth three times. Please direct us to the right way. May Allah reward you with the best reward.

      A: The right way is to strike the earth with the hand once. This is the sound practice. However, if one strikes twice, there is no harm, but the right and most correct way is to strike it once. It is reported in the two Sahihs in the Hadith narrated on the authority of `Ammar ibn Yasir (may Allah be pleased with him): That he asked Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) about Tayammum, and the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) explained it to him and said: It is to do like this and then the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) struck the earth with the palm of his hands once and rubbed his face and hands. This is an indication that the Sunnah is to perform Tayammum as follows: strike the earth with the palm of the two hands once and then rub the face and hands up to the wrist. The arms are not to be rubbed in Tayammum, but only the palm from the fingertips up to the wrist. This is the Sunnah, and there is no harm if one performed two strikes: once for the face and the other for the hand. However, it is better to strike the earth only once. This is the description of making Tayammum as reported in the authentic Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him).
      (Part No. 5; Page No. 326)

    • Asalamu alaykum sister, I have updated and corrected the files and the new set of Tayammum sequence cards can be download here: https://workspaces.acrobat.com/?d=gea99eObhOBsB0OzDUiT5g

      Barak’Allahu feeki for bringing this to my attention.

  3. salaam aleikom

    Would appreciate if you could send me this file in a changable format for me to translate into swedish…

    may Allah reward you sister

    salaam aleikom
    umm sulayman

  4. As Salamu aleikum wa Rahmatullah,
    dear sister, jazakillahi chairan for ur wonderful work! Allahumma baariki, i’m searchin’ since years for wonderful worksheets, like yours!
    I would be happy and glad, if you send me this file (maybe more than these files) in a changable format, so i can translate it in german.
    BarakaAllahu fiiki!

    was Salamu aleikum

  5. assalamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.
    jazakillahu khaira for sharing such exellent ideas. sister im unable to download wudoo, and mawlid lapbook and even zipfiles of wudoo and human body. please help.

  6. Assalam Alaikum,

    Jazakallahu Khairun for such an amazing activity. I was trying to download the files for my son, but am unable to. Would you be able to send them to me at riazmurad@hotmail.com ?


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