10 Different Ways To Teach Children About Eid Al-Adha

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Whether you are a parent, caregiver, grandparent, teacher, aunt, uncle, or an older sibling, you will want to explore different methods of teaching children about the significance of Eid Al-Adha.

The most obvious method is talking to children about the importance of Eid Al-Adha; to make this discussion more interesting, you can use the ‘Kaaba Box of Knowledge’:

http://themuslimahmommy.com/2014/07/26/diy-kaaba-box-of-knowledge/
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Here are 10 other ways to teach children about Eid Al-Adha:

1. Eid Printables – There are many FREE printables available for your children to learn from. Printables are great because they act as a guide for parents, and children have fun colouring the pages! Here are some links to some printables:

http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/eid-printables

http://www.familyholiday.net/eid-al-adha-islam-coloring-pages

I also found this Hajj Map children can colour:

2. Eid Party– Eid parties are a great way to get children excited about Eid Al- Adha! For an Eid Al-Adha party, you can have a sheep theme with a sheep cake and sheep decor. Here are a few examples of an Eid Al-Adha party:

My Halal Kitchen: http://myhalalkitchen.com/sharing-eid-ul-adha-with-kids/
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Handmade Beginnings: http://handmadebeginnings.blogspot.ca/2010/11/eid-ul-adha-childrens-party.html
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Life of a MOMpreneur: http://www.lifeofamompreneur.com/2013/10/kinder-ventures-eid-el-adha-crafts-eid-party.html
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And don’t forget the party favour Bags! I love these from Little Life Of Mine: http://littlelifeofmine.com/2012/11/eid-treat-bags-sweet-and-simple.html

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3. Stories, Songs, and Poems – Read a story about Eid Al Adha from your local library! There are also books on Amazon for purchase, such as the one below:

http://www.amazon.com/Best-Eid-Ever-Asma-Mobin-Uddin/dp/1590784316/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1411845896&sr=1-1&keywords=Eid+Al+Adha

Or if you like, you and your children can write a story about Eid Al-Adha together. Another creative way to learn about Eid Al-Adha is to get your children to write a poem, or even write and sing a song!

4. A Play or Concert – Most children would love participating in a play about Eid Al-Adha. Children can act out their favourite Eid Al-Adha storybook or they can create their own play! I found this great video that has scenes from plays and concerts:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RjduzxjU_4o

5. YouTube Videos– Speaking of videos, they are another option when it comes to educating children about Eid Al-Adha, such as this one:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ffFMynosUo4

6. Eid Crafts– There are countless amounts of crafts that your children can make while learning about the concept of Eid Al Adha! Here are a couple of websites with some fantastic ideas:

http://www.easydin-leblog.com/aid-al-adha-dessine-moi-ton-mouton-de-laid/
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http://colorislam.wifeo.com/aid-el-adha.php
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7. Puppet Shows– Puppet shows are always a big hit at our place, so it’s no surprise that I will be using this method to teach my children about Eid Al-Adha. For the puppets, you can make them using fabric or by using popsicle sticks with paper cutouts. Feel free to use my DIY Islamic felt puppets tutorial for inspiration:

http://themuslimahmommy.com/2014/07/17/437/
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8. Food– Sheep shaped cookies and cakes will not only provide a yummy treat for your family, but you can also teach your children about how animals are included in this special celebration of Eid Al-Adha while the treats are baking in the oven! Here are some examples of some yummy children Eid treats:

http://www.modernmuslimhome.com/blog/happy-eid-al-adha
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http://myislamiclife.com/2013/10/16/being-open-to-new-experiences-happy-eid-al-adha-2013/
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If you are not much of a baker [like me;)], then you can always bake a simple cupcake and use these ADORABLE Eid Al-Adha toppers from HafsaCreates, https://www.etsy.com/shop/HafsaCreates

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9. Games– Games are both fun and educational, so why not make a children’s game with an Eid Al-Adha theme! Below, I share with you two Eid Al-Adha game ideas I found online from Handmade Beginnings:
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http://handmadebeginnings.blogspot.ca/2010/11/eid-ul-adha-childrens-party.html

10. Viewing Images Online– There are tons of images of Eid Al-Adha celebrations around the world online. Pick you favourite pictures from the internet and make a slide show, or a couple of different slide shows.

When selecting which of the 10 methods you should use to teach your children about Eid Al-Adha, keep in mind which learning style your children learn best from. I have divided the 10 methods according to the learning styles for you:

Visual (spatial, using pictures and images): 5, 7, 10
Aural (auditory, using sound): 3, 4, 5
Verbal (linguistic, using words): 3, 4
Physical (kinesthetic, using your body and hands): 1, 6, 8, 9
Social (interpersonal, learning in groups): 2, 4
Solitary (intrapersonal, learning best alone): 1, 3, 5, 6, 10

Whichever method you choose, I hope you make this learning experience a fun one for your children!

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Also check out:

Eid dessert table tips from Modest Munchies : http://modestmunchies.com/eid-dessert-table/

Noorkids Go To Hajj Book: http://www.byummwaliyya.com/collections/noorkids-series/products/noorkids-go-to-hajj

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9 thoughts on “10 Different Ways To Teach Children About Eid Al-Adha

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  2. Very wonderful ways of teaching children about Iedul adha. Very informative n clear explanations. Yes, sister, I’ll take some ways of it. During this time, my son just knowing it from Tv and story. He often asked about hajj. We watched the video about hajj. I think, I have to teach him about it from your ways. Jazakillah for sharing my dear sister 💗👍

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