Pool of Paradise: The Wagtail

This is the 23rd part of our Pool of Paradise project for children in Ramadan.

 

WAGTAIL

 

The Wagtail perched and rolled, balancing its long tail and said, “This is a worthy cause and I direct my will to achieve our goal.  Please dear Hoopoe tell us how we can aspire to reach our goal.  What focus should we make?  On what should we meditate to achieve success?”

 

The Hoopoe said, “You must be like Musa (a) upon Mount Sanai.  You must see the fire in the desert.  You must remember he who went from slave to the Prince of Egypt was so blessed with a purpose.”

 

“We must all acquire wings and escape the locked chest of life so that when the lid is lifted upon our death we might escape.  We must have wings of the spirit like our dear Penguin and take flight.”

 

The Wagtail bowed low with a swish of his tail and followed.

 

LESSON PLAN

 

After reading the passage about the Wagtail have your child add the Wagtail medallion to the pool to the left of the Penguin.

 

Discussion questions: When the Wagtail asked the Hoopoe for inspiration what did he say?  What do you do when you want to be inspired to achieve a goal?

 

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Please share your ideas for teaching children the rites of Ramadan.

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