Welcome to day 2 of the #A-Zof Akhlaaq series. This series is part of the Ramadan for kids activities and today we are talking about the letter B. B is for Believers. We have The Morals of Believer Book and activity to help remember the words from this book.
This book is beautiful reminder as to what believers should really be like. It talks about the qualities of what an ideal Muslim is and at the same time acts as a gentle reminder of what we need to do to be like that.
My kids loved this book. Even the little preschooler understood most of it. For her though, I created a little activity where she labelled what believers do. She enjoyed the labeling and my eldest enjoyed writing and drawing the details.
The book A-Z of Akhlaaq uses the word ‘backbiting’ for the alphabet B but I thought it would be much appropriate that kids know what qualities they need in themselves first. Backbiting can be included under other manners too.
We all want our children to grow up to be Salih Muslims. We want our children to pray five times a day. We want them to be thankful and show gratitude and we want them to learn to forgive. A believer struggles to maintain his prayer. Iqamat as salah– he establishes prayer. That means that we need to instill in our children the love of prayer. I have talked about a fun little trick a few weeks ago in this post but really games and fun aside, we are all trying to perfect our salah.
We also need our children to learn the importance of gratitude and why thankfulness is a trait of a believer. I have used these words in the subsequent alphabets but today, I only wanted that my kids remember the traits of a believer.
Since I am doing an activity everyday, it is possible that many readers will not be having the above mentioned book in their library. If you can’t find the book then you can talk about the character of a believer without the book too. Start the conversation by talking about how good Muslims should be. You can mention words like ‘Praying’, ‘Trust’, ‘Gratitude’, ‘Respect’ , ‘Charity’ and so on and then include them in the activity that I have mentioned below.
Please note: I have been busy this week as Ramadan has just started. I haven’t been able to click a picture for the activity yet. I’ll come back and edit to add pics but in the meanwhile, I believe the below description can be sufficient to guide you as to what we did.
Here is how to do the activity.
Morals of Believer Activity
What you need:
- A blank chart
- Pencil/ markers
- Little stickers to write on
How to proceed:
Draw an outline of a person. Make sure it has space for labeling.
Make little stickers with words that describe a believer. We used labels that we wrote on and then cut up.
Ask each child to fill their little Muslim with the qualities that should be in the believer.
You can use their activity in their room as a hanging to remind them the qualities that they should work on.
This is a simple activity that the kids will enjoy putting up in their room. You can use it like a reminder too. They will learn to recognise the words an din time learn to understand the meaning behind it too.
Have you read the book Morals of the Believer? If this is your first time here, do check out the rest of the alphabets in the series: