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Allah gives us so many opportunities to multiply our rewards with minimal effort. Ramadan, Sha’baan, Shawwal, Dhul Hijjah etc. – All serve as amazing chances for us all year long.

Chance to forgive.

Chance to repent.

Chance to improve.

Chance to reflect…

Prophet Mohammad ﷺ said about the first 10 days of Dhul-Hijja:

“No good deeds done on other days are superior to those done on these (first ten days of Dhul Hijja)…” [Sahih al-Bukhari 969]

This has to be the most motivating hadith to start your Dhul Hijjah. Especially the second part of the hadith where Messenger of Allah ﷺ was asked: “O Messenger of Allah, not even Jihad in the Cause of Allah?” He (ﷺ) replied, “Not even Jihad in the Cause of Allah, except in case one goes forth with his life and his property and does not return with either of it.” .

…إِلاَّ رَجُلٌ خَرَجَ بِنَفْسِهِ وَمَالِهِ فَلَمْ يَرْجِعْ مِنْ ذَلِكَ بِشَىْ

Let this sink in…

“…except in case one goes forth with his life and his property and does not return with either of it.”

“…does not return with either of it.”

Nothing!

How many of us do you think can achieve that in our life? Probably one in a million only…

Yet here we are with the exact opportunity for ten days.

The hadith does not specify any kind of worship. So choose the one you’re struggling with right now.

Is it Fajr? Or Is it praying on time?

Is it backbiting? Or is it lying?

Is it haram relationships? Or Is it riyaa?

Is it anger? Or Is it hayaa?

Or Is it ungratefulness?

Pick ONE thing you’re struggling with and struggle more with it. Fight it with all that you’ve got. Just one thing. So when you step out of those ten days in shaa Allah, you feel that accomplishment.

So let us all go to Jihad with our maal and nafs, and return with nothing…

To instill the love of these 10 days in kids’ hearts along with teaching them about Hajj, the following resources may help bi’idhnillah! Scroll all the way through to find a list of free Hajj/Umrah/Dhula Hijja printables.

1) Hajj story stones

@brb_raisingkids says that Hajj story stones are an interactive way to teach children about the 5th pillar of Islam. It’s a low waste activity that costs near nothing to create!

Materials needed for the craft: stones, acrylic paint/ permanent markers, sealant (mod podge/acrylic sealer – optional).

What to do: Collect some stones from your forest adventure. Wash the rocks (and you can discuss different shapes and textures alongside). Once dry, paint and seal. You can also play ‘I spy’ and ‘what am I?’ with these stones based on what your child learned.

 
 
 
 
 
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2) Hajj scene through needle felting

@lucent.lanterns made this felting scene for Hajj. She says that Part of Hajj is visiting the Kabah, a holy site which Muslims face praying all over the world. Pilgrims walk around the Kabah seven times, as did previous Prophets such as Abraham and Muhammad. The pilgrims then walk between the two mountains, Safa and Marwa, as did Abraham’s wife, Hajar as she looked for water for her son in the desert. She was granted a spring of water called Zamzam, which still flows abundantly.

Materials needed for the craft: felt sheets, scissors, glue, roving (wool), felting needle, thread, needle.

What to do: Cut out basic felt shapes for the Kabah and mountains. Then needle felt the sky and the sand, adding highlights and shadows with roving. You can embroider on some labels and add French knots to show people around the Kabah.

 
 
 
 
 
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3) Hajj felt binder (DIY quiet book)

Little girl Rania made a Hajj quiet book for @arriqaaq contest.

Materials needed for the craft: binder rings, glue gun, scissors, felt sheets, foam sheets.

What to do: See the video below for visual details.

4) Hajj activity with Perler beads

@lunar_learners made a Hajj craft with Perler beads.

Materials needed for the craft: Perler beads, Perler pegboard, iron, parchment paper (or baking paper).

What to do: Assemble your Perler beading supplies. You’ll need a flat, stable area to make your Perler bead design. Take your parchment paper, and place it over the beads on the pegboard. It is best to use a pegboard because it is the easiest way to make your patterns. You could do it on a flat surface, but it may not come out as you expect. Heat a dry iron to a medium setting, then slowly run it in a circular motion over the parchment paper. You’ll have to continue this for about 10 seconds for the beads to stick together. Take the parchment paper by one corner and peel it away from the pegboard. Your beads will be quite warm right after you finish ironing, so you should allow a few minutes to cool before handling your Perler art.

 
 
 
 
 
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5) Hajj pouches

@aden.und.nuura made a Hajj calendar through fabric pouches.

Materials needed for the craft: fabric pouches, fabric paints, cards/paper (for flashcards to put inside – optional).

What to do: paint your fabric pouches and add information flashcards within to teach kids about Hajj and its steps.

 
 
 
 
 
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6) Hajj stamp scene

@my1stmasjid made stamps out of foam for the Hajj craft.

Materials needed for the craft: foam sheets, cutter/scissors, glue, pen, stamp pad.

What to do: Use foam sticker shapes to cut stamp shapes. Spare packaging material can be used for the ‘stamp handles’. These can also work with cardboard, or the shapes can be carved into an eraser or cork too! See the reel below for visual instructions.

 
 
 
 
 
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7) 3D Hajj scene (without 3D kaabah)

@dhikr_homeschool made a 3D craft for Hajj steps. 3D Kaabah makes me super uncomfortable hence I’ve only added the crafts that have not used 3D Kaabah in their crafts.

Materials needed for the craft: scissors, glue, cardstock/ paper, popsicle sticks, foam board, pebbles, pieces of white/beige fabric.

What to do: Check DIY Hajj unit highlights and the slideshow below for visual instructions and details.

8) Hajj wooden discs

@jenny.molendyk made Hajj steps on wooden discs.

Materials needed for the craft: wooden discs/slices, acrylic paints/ permanent markers, glue.

What to do: Use glue or primer before painting on the slice; otherwise, your paint may be absorbed into the wood and your image may not be clear.

9) Nature art

@thekidspart made a nature Hajj craft.

Materials needed for the craft: Stones/pebbles, shells, markers, paper, canvas board, glue gun/ glue sticks.

What to do: Create some pebble art on a canvas board using pebbles. It is also a great size-sorting activity, small pebbles for the minaret and large ones for the masjid, tiny ones for hujjaj heads and plane wings, and a long one for the plane fuselage. It is loads of fun and all you have to do once you’ve arranged them is to glue gun them to your board.

 
 
 
 
 
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10) Hajj steps with paper towels

@lunar_learners made a simple yet fun Hajj craft with paper towels.

Materials needed for the craft: paper towels, markers, tray, water.

What to do: Visual instructions can be found in the reel below.

 
 
 
 
 
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CARDBOARD art

11) Cardboard Hajj puzzle

@brb_raisingkids made a Hajj craft with cardboard.

Materials needed for the craft: cardboard, cutter, markers.

What to do: Cut the cardboard one by one and draw over them to layer above the other. It is a great tool to teach children visual discrimination, new vocabulary, and Hajj rituals. 

 
 
 
 
 
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12) Hajj camera reel

@my1stmasjid made a camera reel with paper and cardboard.

Materials needed for the craft: cardboard, scissors/ cutter, paper, markers.

What to do: Draw the Hajj reel to slip into the cardboard camera. See the slideshow for visual instructions.

13) Hajj projector

@aden.und.nuura made a slide projector powered by the smartphone’s flashlight.

Materials needed for the craft: Cardboard, flashlight, scissors/cutter, tape, glue, marker, clear craft plastic sheets.

What to do: See the slideshow below for visual instructions. Make some slides with the individual stations of the Hajj. You can draw with a waterproof pen on craft plastic sheets or you can cut different symbols into dark paper/cardstock. Both techniques can be used to project the images onto the wall.

14) Hajj calendar

@lamiatatari made a calendar with visual steps to understand how Hajj is performed. The craft will help associate the vocabulary to the actions taken on those days and understand what they mean.

Materials needed for the craft: cardboard, scissors/cutter, glue, markers, free printable (optional).

What to do: See the reel below for visual instructions.

15) Hajj steps movie

@lunar_learners made Hajj steps movie roll.

Materials needed for the craft: cardboard, glue, tape, scissors, paper towel roll.

What to do: See this VIDEO for visual instructions.

16) Hajj roll

@aden.und.nuura made a Hajj roll craft.

Materials needed for the craft: Scissors, Tape/laminating pouch, paper towel roll, markers.

What to do: See the video below along with THIS VIDEO for visual instructions.

17) Hajj puppet show

@lunar_learners made a Hajj puppet theatre.

Materials needed for the craft: Cardboard, popsicle sticks, felt sheets, scissors, markers, glue.

What to do: See the video below for visual instructions.

18) Hajj game board (without dice)

@exploringlab made a Hajj board game with cardboard.

Materials needed for the craft: cardboard, markers.

What to do: Decide which player goes first. Pick your card and name the image on it – if answered correctly, the player gets to move to the closest colour indicated on the card. Pick up the cards and arrange them in the correct stages of Hajj. Whoever reaches the Kaabah first wins!

 
 
 
 
 
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PAPER ART

19) Octagon Hajj flaps

@3_little_bunnies made a lift-a-flap papercraft.

Materials needed for the craft: Paper, markers, scissors, glue/tape.

What to do: See the slideshow below for visual instructions.

20) Hajj wall hanging

@homemadeteacher made a Hajj wall hanging, depicting the different rites of Hajj!

Materials needed for the craft: paper plate, pen/marker/coloring pencils, thread/yarn, scissors.

What to do: Cut the paper plate in half and poke 5 holes in it to hang visual rites of Hajj through yarn or thread.

21) Hajj waterfall cards

@lunar_learners made Hajj steps onto waterfall cards.

Materials needed for the craft: paper, scissors, markers, glue, tape.

What to do: SEE THIS VIDEO for a detailed tutorial (it has no voice (and there’s music) so you can see it on mute).

22) Foldable Hajj book

@ummi.school made a foldable Hajj book.

Materials needed for the craft: paper, scissors, markers, glue.

What to do: SEE THIS VIDEO to learn how to make a star accordion book. See the slideshow below for visual instructions.

23) Hajj infinity paper cube

@nidatastic made an infinity paper cube for Hajj steps.

Materials needed for the craft: card sheet, scissors, tape, glue, markers, wooden cubes.

What to do: SEE THIS VIDEO for a detailed tutorial (it has no voice (and there’s music) so you can see it on mute). Make 8 cubes out of a white card sheet. Tape them together. Draw the steps of Hajj on square white sheets and colour them. Cut and paste them onto the infinity cube. The steps of the Hajj are Ihram, Kaaba (Tawaf), Safa and Marwa (Sai), Mina (white tents), Arafat, Muzdalifah, Jamaraat, Animal Sacrifice. See the slideshow below for visual instructions.

24) Hajj guidebook

@doodlesbysadaf made a cute Hajj guidebook.

Materials needed for the craft: paper, notebook, scissors, glue, markers.

What to do: See the slideshow below for visual instructions. You can experiment with different art techniques to make your guidebook richer with textures.

25) Hajj textured book

@nidatastic made a 3D textured artwork in a form of an accordion book, with scrunched-up bits of crepe paper into small balls pasted to form the visuals of Hajj. Each page of this book has a textured artwork and the name of the Hajj step that a Muslim Pilgrim takes on this beautiful journey of a lifetime.

Materials needed for the craft: crepe paper, glue, scissors, marker, cardstock.

What to do: First take a square piece of white card sheet and draw one Hajj step on one card, then with watercolors, paint the piece. Take strips of crepe papers in different colours and cut or tear them into 2-inch long pieces. Scrunch and roll the pieces of crepe paper into balls. Working on a section at a time, apply white glue onto the card sheet piece, and then press the balls in place. Write the names of each step of Hajj and past them inside each flap of the accordion book.

26) Hajj map

@jenny.molendyk made an ancient Hajj map.

Materials needed for the craft: paper, marker, lighter (for the burnt look).

What to do: Mix the tea bags and coffee into a bowl of warm water. Put the cloth under the paper and sponge the mixture onto the paper. Repeat with the other piece of paper. Leave to dry. After that, scrunch up the paper and tear all the edges. Time to design your map! You can use the lighter to burn the edges for a more ancient look.

27) Lift-a-flap Hajj map

@she_lives_her_life made a lift-a-flap Hajj map.

Materials needed for the craft: paper, markers, glue, scissors.

What to do: See the slideshow below for visual instructions.

 
 
 
 
 
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28) Hajj puzzle game

@redtenttoys made an arafaat puzzle. You can make such puzzle for each Hajj step and give it to your child each of the 10 days of Dhul Hijja to solidify their knowledge in shaa Allah.

Materials needed for the craft: cardboard, paper, markers, glue, scissors/cutter.

What to do: See this VIDEO for visual instructions along with the slideshow below.

If you end up making any craft out of these, please do share it with us and tag us on social media channels (Instagram or Facebook). Tell us in the comments below which one is your favourite craft?

List of Free Hajj/Umrah Resources

Free Hajj Guide by Hajj Safe

Couple of FREE hajj printables by Iman’s homeschool

Hajj Activity Book for Little Kids by Ilma education (with FREE Dhul Hijja Journal linked in the post)

Hajj resources (by age) by My Deen Club

Hajj Word Search by A Crafty Arab

ABC’s of Hajj mini book & Hajj Day by Day Lapbook by Umm Abdul Basir

‘Going To Hajj’ Roleplay by Ink&Ocean

Islamic studies resources also have a huge Hajj section for kids.

10 day Free Dhul Hijja Planner


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