For children it can sometimes be difficult to find a way to explain what happened in Kerbala. Below are some resources you might find useful.
What is Muharram?
Why attend the majlis of Imam Husayn (as)?
The Journey of Imam Husayn (a) from Medina to Kerbala:
A beautifully done video narrated by a little girl, on Imam’s final embrace:
This video is on Baby Asghar:
This is on Bibi Um Al Banin:
This video is on Bibi Fatemah Sughra:
This video is on Bibi Zainab:
This video is an overview of the events, with a focus on the sermons that followed:
Sand Art – Kerbala:
This one is a general simple and short cartoon:
This is a 4 part series about the life of Abbas (as) in Arabic:
This is an English series called Heroes of Kerbala telling about the companions of Imam Husain (as):
A short but powerful synopsis on the lessons of Kerbala – Ideal for the older children.
Beautiful story narrating the journey from Madina to Kerbala:
This animated cartoon of a lamiya where the father (Abather Alhalwachi) narrates to his son (Ammar Al Halwachi) the story of the children of Karbala:
An English cartoon recitation for children:
There are some great clips out there which explain the importance of Zam Zam water, the story of Prophet Ibrahim and Bibi Hajar, and how Prophet Ibrahim and Prophet Ismail build the Kaaba back up again.
These will help children get more of an understanding of the philosophies of much of what we do in the Umrah rites, Inshallah!
Here they are:
Story of how Bibi Hajar came to be in Makkah and the well of Zam Zam: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrxCVfDTE2U
Another cartoon on Zam Zam water: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzHX8SlJkoM
The building of the Kaaba: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuPHP9rHYTg