Are you searching for tools to teach your children about the beauty of Islam right from the comfort of home? Would you like to support a small Muslim-owned business in the process? Consider browsing through DearMuslimChild’s ETSY shop, and you will be pleasantly surprised to find some wonderful activities that are sure to please you and your little learners. These elegant, yet playful, resources are created by a professional educator and dedicated homeschooling Muslim mother based in Toronto, Freshtah Yasseen. You may find her on social media @DearMuslimChild.
One of the products I sampled was the Letters from Hajj activity book, in which a young girl named Farhana from Bangladesh embarks on the Hajj pilgrimage with her parents and writes letters to your child/ren during her experience. The kit even contains an envelope template that parents put together to store the letters. What child does not get excited about receiving their very own mail?
As Farhana explains all about her journey in these personal notes, she prompts children to complete activities or answer questions related to Hajj. The letters provide a unique child’s perspective of the rites of the pilgrimage and will surely get everyone excited about embarking on their own trip to Makkah. The story also highlights important key words and vocabulary related to the Hajj.
Two similar Hajj themed packs in the DearMuslimChild series are the My First Hajj Activity Booklet and Our Journey to Hajj Unit Study. Other product subjects include Ramadan, Arabic letters and numbers, the Prophets, and even Islamically integrated science studies. These bundles are perfect to compliment any homeschool curriculum or as supplemental Islamic studies units. With more families exploring at home learning options, these inspirational resources are a great tool to add to our arsenal of educational materials. In addition, they may be presented to public school teachers as an option when teaching about diverse cultures and celebrations in their classrooms. Instantly access all materials in downloadable PDF format at affordable prices on etsy.com/shop/DearMuslimChild.