Salaah Idea 14: Play Games!
- I loved this game idea shared by Islam from the Start!”We laid out the musalas (one for each child) around the room. Then we …asked them to run around the room, this symbolised our daily life and how we are always rushing around from one activity to another. We then played the Adhan, which symbolised Allah’s call to us. We talked about how Allah calls us to good deeds like prayer, being kind to others, truthfulness etc. The children had to run to a musala as soon as they heard Allah’s call. After each round we removed one musala to find the winner! We then talked about how Allah is the fastest at responding to our prayer.”
- Play Simon says – Simon says go in ruku, Simon says stand in qiyam… Why not sub in Bilal for Simon?!
- There is a great book and corresponding game called ‘Tweet, Tweet, It’s Fun to Pray’.
For the toddler age group, one suggestion is to printout the pictures of the birds (it’s a free printable that you get when you get the book) and stick it on different walls of the house for a treasure hunt after reading the book.
Also check out the related game cards here:
- An awesome card game designed by Kids n Islam (and available for purchase through Buzz Ideazz!) is ‘My Salaat Fun Cards’.
The cards are a great way to help children understand the special conversation taking place between ourselves and Allah (swt) in Salaat.
There are two games that can be played – Memory Match and Salaat Snap – both of which encourage familiarisation of the Arabic and English translations of the dhikr in Salaat.
Check it out here:
The cards can also be used as a visual aid for constant reference and reinforcement – here is what one mum did: