This is a project from one of our contributors.
First they drew a boat outline and then glued the popsicle sticks down. Them they glued little foam animals down on the ark from Michael’s craft store.
This craft would be ideal as a preparation for the Ashura holiday.
If you would like to read the story of Prophet Nuh (a) to your child with this craft there is a chapter concerning him in My Little Lore of Light by Hajjah Amina Adil.
Please share your ideas for creative projects to learn about the lives of the Prophets.
This year for Ashura I was able to find Waldorf style dolls for Nuh (a) and Musa (a). I used animal figures and a nested wave set to depict the flood and the parting of the Red Sea that coincides with the Asura Holliday.
We gave the pieces as gifts for Ashura.
We used the nested waves to show the parting of the Red Sea.
We used animals in pairs, a nested wave set and a Waldorf Doll for this arrangement to learn about the story of Prophet Nuh (a).
This year my sons received The Animals of Paradise book by Karimah Sperling. I hope to read this book with the children soon and post the review.
The boys also received a book about Prophet Nuh (a) called Noah’s Ark by Lisbeth Zwerger. I hope to read this book with the boys soon and post the review.
Please share your ideas for Ashura gifts and using creative play to celebrate the occasion with children.
This year we added a garland to our Ashura decorations featuring the flood waves from the story of Prophet Nuh (a).
If you would like to read more about Prophet Nuh (a) to your children there is a chapter about him in My Little Lore of Light by Hajjah Amina Adil. This story is also part of our Illuminated Quran Curriculum at this link: 71. Illuminated Quran: Nuh.
First we made medallions for each wave in graduating darkness before the waters subside for Ashura in the final piece.
We glued pieces of colored paper in layers to represent the waves.
Then we strung the pieces together to represent the profession and end of the flood for Ashura.
Please share your ideas for celebrating Ashura with children.