10 Salah Activities for Kids

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“And I did not create the jinn and mankind except to worship Me.” {Quran 51:56}
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Parents often ask what the best age to teach children about Salah (prayer) is. There is no right or wrong age to start, since children start absorbing and learning about their world from the moment they are born. The best way to teach our children about our faith is to lead by example. However, as homeschoolers it doesn’t hurt to throw in some fun educational activities along the way! Here are some of my favourite activities to do with my children when I am teaching them about the 5 daily prayers.

1. Give your child a small prayer mat of their own. Let them choose the colour they’d like, and you can also get them a matching hijab or prayer hat. Allowing them to choose it out themselves will increase their love for it and make them excited for prayer.

2. Set up a dedicated prayer area in your home. Having a special place to pray free of distractions will create a place of peaceful refuge that everyone in the family can go to throughout the day.

3. Print a Salah tracker for your kids with days of the week along the top, and 5 daily prayers along the side, and give them a sticker or a check mark for each prayer they pray. Salah Tracker 1, Salah Tracker 2

4. Sing a song about wudu to help kids remember the step of Wudu. Song 1, Song 2

5. Read books about Salah, such as “All about Prayer (Salah) Activity Book“, and “I Can Pray Anywhere!

6. Make your own salah paper dolls with movable limbs for salah positions. Paper Dolls 1, Paper Dolls 2

7. Practice the steps of salah with fun flashcards. Flashcards 1, Flashcards 2

8. Make your own salah prayer mat out of felt and practice role playing the steps of salah with a doll. Felt Prayer Mat Tutorial

9. Make a Prayer time chart and teach the importance of praying on time. You can right click this prayer chart I made for TMH and save it to your computer to print out for your children. Save trees by printing it out on cardstock, laminating it, and reusing it again and again.

10. Colour in a prayer mat colouring sheet just for fun! Colouring Sheet 1, Colouring Sheet 2

Do you have any activities that you do at home to teach your children about Salah? Share them in the comments section below!

This post was originally written by Evangeline D.

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