We are so honored to host a guest post for our Ramadan crafts 30-day challenge from Freshtah Yasseen at DearMuslimChild.
Sister Freshtah is sharing how she crafted this helpful Quran Words Flipbook with her young child to introduce them to new vocabulary word each day from the Islamic holy book.
My Quran Words Flipbook
To instill a love of Quran in our kids, we have to introduce them to the words of Allah (SWT) from a young age. If your child is into arts and crafts, this activity is the perfect way to learn new vocabulary from the Quran.
With your child create a flipbook and each day learn a new vocabulary word. Choose words that your child can easily draw, such as the sun, moon, stars, mountains, bees, and night.
On the front of the card, include the word. In the back of the card, have the translation of the ayah that mentions the word along with the Surah and ayah number so that you can easily find it in the Quran.
For example, Allah says, “By the sun and its heat and brightness” (9:11). We are focusing on the word sun, which is shams in the Quran.
- Vocabulary Cards (click here)
- Card stock paper
- Washi Tape
- Any scrapbooking elements (for decorating and crafting)
HOW TO ASSEMBLE YOUR FLIP BOOK:
Step 1: Cut out the cards. Ours is 3.37 by 3.77 inches. Include the surah and ayah number at the top and write the Arabic vocabulary. Make sure you leave lots of space for your child to draw.
Step 2: Cut out the cards with the ayah on it.
Step 3 (optional): To make the cards sturdy, glue the vocabulary card on a cardstock, leaving a border. Flip the card and glue the ayah card.
Step 4: Fold an 8.5 x 11 inch card stock paper in half (lengthwise). On the right side, half an inch from the top, tape the first card using your favorite washi tape. Flip the card and half an inch below the first card, tape the next card. Flip this card too and half an inch below the second card, tape the next card. Continue doing this until you have all your cards taped to the card stock paper.
Step 4: Decorate your flip book using scrapbook paper or draw your own pictures.
Each day, learn one vocabulary. Read the ayah and its translation with your child. Have your child draw the word they are learning. They are also welcome to cut out shapes or use stickers. Here are some examples: