We spend so much time on Ramadan and Eid ul-Fitr, it’s easy to feel like Hajj season just creeps up on us! This year I’m trying to stay ahead of the game, so I’ve been looking for Hajj lapbooks, coloring pages, story books, movies, audio, and Hajj related activities. Here I’ve listed my favorites to teach my kids about Hajj, the history of the Kaba, and the story of Ibrahim, in sha Allah.
Let me know if you have other resources you love!
Educational Hajj Lapbooks
Hajj lapbook for 5+ years (other ages linked on the same site)- Iman’s Homeschool has a wealth of lapbook available on tons of topics, mashaAllah. May Allah reward her for her hard work. She’s a whiz when it comes to tying together secular and Islamic topics, so make sure to check out her page and get on her mailing list.
Miracle of Zamzam lapbook – Again from Iman’s homeschool, Hajj time is a great time to talk about the miracle of the Kaba and Zamzam. This lapbook helps kids understand more about Zamzam and what makes it special.
Hajj totbook – This is the lapbook we will be using in our homeschool. Even though the counting and letters are not new to Aamina, a lot of the Islamic topics will be new, so I think it’ll be a good mix of existing knowledge, and new knowledge, in sha Allah.
Hajj Movies and Books
Going to Mecca – We just ordered this from Amazon after reading so many suggestions for it, so I’m excited to add it to our home library, in sha Allah! It doesn’t seem there are a lot of books that talk about Hajj directly, so this is a gem.
Story of Ibrahim – We purchased the full Stories of the Prophets set, and while it’s more than I would normally pay, I think it was well worth it. You can read a short review I wrote on Amazon for more information about the set.
The Story of the Elephant – Another fantastic resource to teach kids about the history of the Kaba, and the promise Allah has made to protect it. In sha Allah Shade 7 Publishing will come out with more pop up books like it because it’s really one of a kind.
Little Explorers Magazine – This is another that I just ordered for our family. There are three issues that mention Hajj specifically: Issue 14, Issue 8, and Issue 2
The Story of Zamzam – There are two great YouTube videos about the history of the Zamzam well, one by Islamic Playground and another by Zaky and Friends. Both are short, so be sure to check them both out.
Before the Light – I’ve reviewed this movie before, and it’s a great primer to understand the significance and the back story of the Kaba.
The Days of Eid CD – Okay, so not a movie or book, but I wanted to include this CD. I keep thinking to myself that I’ll go through our collection of nasheeds and make an Eid compilation, but I’ve been thinking that for years. Well, here’s it is done for me!
Hajj Printables and Activities
Hajj Word Wall – This is great for those who already keep a word wall, and if not, special times of year are a great reason to have a word wall. We’ll definitely be coming back to this when I have more proficient readers, in sha Allah.
FREE Hajj Coloring Book – MashaAllah, this is very well done for kids ages 3-8 with information about the pillars, and lots of simple details about Hajj. If at some point this link goes dead, you can also find a copy of this coloring book on Scribd.
Hajj Handmade Learning Kit – This would go great with some of the resources that talk about the days of Hajj and what the hajjis do (the coloring book, and Hajj lapbook both have this information). You can make up a 3D map of Mecca and reenact the hajji experience with Lego people!
Eid ul-Adha Advent Calendar -There are lot of ideas you can put in the pockets of this calendar. In sha Allah we’ll be filling ours with ayat and ahadith about Hajj, the story of Ibrahim, and the Kaba.
Love this post! Such a great list of resources.
Thank you so much for including my Hajj kit!