The last days of Ramadan are here and our last craft for Ramadan will be our Lapbook.
I said I wasn’t going to do one this Ramadan since I have the new baby and lapbooks can be time consuming,but when Umm Ibrahim asked all of us ummies out there if anyone would be doing a lapbook…I thought….if I find some extra time I will put something together for the little ones,insha Allah.
Guess what? I found the time,Alhamdulilah!
This lapbook is a much smaller version of the traditional lapbooks. I found a site where a woman makes what she calls “tot books” which are just a smaller version of a lapbook. If you are interested in visiting her site to get ideas it is here: Tot Books
The cover of our lapbook is simple, we just pasted a picture of a Masjid on front that I had lil missy color Here is where I found the picture of the Masjid: Masjid Coloring Page I also used a simple color in font here is the file for that here: Ramadan1430 The Font is so fun, the name of it is Cheri liney font which you can find for free here: Cheri Liney Font
The entire layout of the lapbook. This one is so simple. You just take one file folder and cut it down just a little bit and fold the two side to the middle as you would a normal sized lapbook, like I said it’s just a miniature sized lapbook really.
This is really my favorite part of the lapbook. The Date bowl pocket holding date shaped cards.
The cards have lines to write a hadith about dates and there is a bonus card of a lil Muslim boy eating dates coloring.
The idea of this lapbook was more so for all the younger children I have and teaching about some of the more simple aspects of Ramadan, such as breaking fast with dates. Here is the file for the date bowl here: Dates Bowl
The older girls have done their crafts at the beginning of the month and have focused more on studies I have put together for them so I thought I would treat the little ones to the lapbook, and how much fun they had! Alhamdulilah for allowing me to find the time to finish off our crafts with this Lapbook. My 2,4 and 5 yr old all love it, perhaps we should have made more than one? *smile*
The R-A-M-A-D-A-N pull out tab, teaches the little ones to spell Ramadan, insha Allah.
Here is the file for the Ramadan Spelling: Ramadan spelling tabs
Mini Book on Zakaat Ul-Fitr
Inside page of the mini book. Has Tracers to help with spelling and writing,insha Allah.
Another page of the Zakaat Ul-Fitr mini book. I talked to them about what we give for Zakaat Ul-Fitr and when it is to be given, masha Allah they understood well. Here is the file for the minibook: Zakaat mini book
Here is the math of the Lapbook, it’s never too early! I showed them how to measure a saa’ and made cards of hands cupped together to show them how it is to be measured.
This can be a addition or multiplication activity. I asked my little ones to count the cards if one person gave zakaat ul-fitr then two and so on so forth. They liked it! Masha Allah.
Here is the file for this here: Zakaat Math
Here is the moon phases section of the lapbook.
The moon phase cards
Moon phase cards again, I showed them the different phases of the moon on the computer. We talked a bit about what it looks like and what moon we seek for the coming of Ramadan. They are such smart little sponges,masha Allah. I had the older two put the cards in order from the first phase to the last, so of course I had to have two sets of cards one for them and one for the little one ( my 2 yr old) I made his matching/concentration game. He seems to like those,masha Allah.
Here is where I found the flashcards: Glaskow Science Centre
Here is the pocket for the moon cards here: Moon Pocket
The “Perform Good Deeds” Mini Book
Inside of the mini book. Coloring pages with tracers. This one says ” Help Ummie with laundry”
Another page of the mini book. It says ” Share with your sister”
Here is the file for the Good Deeds mini book: Good deeds Mini book
The last part of the lapbook which finishes off with the Eid Ul Fitr tri fold mini book.
Opened up. We found the Eid graphics on now my favorite site for Islamic Graphics. Here is the file for the Eid part of our lapbook: Eid greeting
I cannot say enough about how talented all the sisters are on the forum. Please visit them and take a look at their graphics. They work hard and share their graphics free of charge, Alhamdulilah. May Allah Reward them with Good,Ameen!
Insha Allah, I pray you all have a good Eid and that All of your fasts will be accepted as they were only for Allah. Ameen.
Enjoy the lapbook and feel free to use the files, they are here for you insha Allah.