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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; after all, each child is unique and will have his or her own way of learning and exploring the religion of Islam!

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’, where you put in slips of paper with key facts about Islam (in this case, key facts about Eid Al-Adha) written on them, and let your child take out one paper at a time and talk about the fact.
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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 coloring the pages! Here are some links to some printables:

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. Once the guests arrive to the party, you can have a brief discussion with the kids about the significance of Eid Al-Adha. Here are a few examples of some Eid Al-Adha parties for children:

My Halal Kitchen:

Image via Silver Envelope
Image via Silver Envelope

Handmade Beginnings:
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Life of a MOMpreneur:
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And don’t forget the party favor bags! I love these from Little Life Of Mine:

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3. Stories, Songs, and Poems

Read a story about Eid Al-Adha from your local library! Last year, we found the book, The Best Eid Ever by Asma Mobin-Uddin at our local library and the kids loved it!

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! Here’s a poem that my children and I wrote last year (that can easily be sung as a song):

Eid Poem

4. A Play or Concert

Most children would love participating in a play about Eid Al-Adha. Children can act out their favorite Eid Al-Adha storybook or they can create their own play!

5. YouTube Videos

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

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:

EasyDin Le Blog
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Color Islam
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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. You or your children can act out a story that is related to Eid Al-Adha, such as put on a puppet show of an Eid day.

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:
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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:

Modern Muslim Home
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My Islamic Life
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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

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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, are examples of two Eid Al-Adha game ideas I found online from Handmade Beginnings:

Hajj game similar to Musical Chairs:

Musical Chairs With Hajj Theme from Handmade Beginnings

Pin the Tail on the Qurbani:

Pin the Tail on the Qurbani

10. Viewing Images Online

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

Different Learning Styles:

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 your children have fun learning about the blessed holiday of Eid Al-Adha!  

***Also check out:

Hajj/Eid Lolly Countdown Calendar by Modest Munchies

 

 

13 comments on “10 Different Ways To Teach Children About Eid Al-Adha”

  1. 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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