4/27/2018

The Five Daily Prayers Islamic Educational Family Game - Ihsaan Home Academy

 

I couldn't wait to write about this game, but I was a bit preoccupied with other projects. Now, here we go! This five daily prayer family game has been a sensation in our home! The thing is, it helps children learn without even them realizing that they are learning! You can also make it competitive for both children and adults. I'll be honest, even I am enjoying playing it. Now, let's talk about how to make it and play it.

How to make it
  • Get a big shoe box
  • Get small colorful balls as shown in the picture above (lots of balls)
  • Cut out five big holes (bigger than the balls) using a box cutter or scissors on the shoe box lid
  • Print out images from the internet to represent each prayer time of the day (make sure they are small to fit the lid and write the name of the salah under each image). You can also use my free printable by clicking HERE
  • Write the number of raka' (unit of prayer) next to each prayer name
  • Cut out the prayer images and glue/tape each one next to a hole on the box lid
  • Decorate the box as you please
  • Now get ready to play!
How to play it
This game has four levels to make it fun and educational.

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Level 1
  • Play individually or make player teams
  • Sit or stand about half a meter (or however far you prefer) away from the box
  • Put the balls in a basket or a huge container
  • Start throwing the balls in hopes of lending at least one ball in each hole 
  • Each player should say the name of each salah as a ball goes through the hole (no need to repeat names of the ones that have already received a ball)
  • Have someone take notes of players' performances (Did each hole receive a ball? How long did it take the player?) You have the option to also set a specific time that each player much take to achieve the goal
  • Do the same for each player or each team(all at once or one by one)
  • Announce the winner if you make it competitive or simply announce if each player/team achieved the goal
Level 2
  • Do the same as above, but this time, each hole should receive the number of raka' of each prayer time
  • Announce the winner if you make it competitive or simply announce if each player/team achieved the goal
Level 3
  • Do the exact same as Level 1, but at a distance twice as far as Level1
  • Announce the winner if you make it competitive or simply announce if each player/team achieved the goal
Level 4
  • Do the exact same as Level 2, but at a distance twice as far as Level 2 (like in Level 3)
  •  Announce the winner if you make it competitive or simply announce if each player/team achieved the goal
There ya go! You can do similar for the five pillars of Islam and/or the six pillars of Eemaan. I hope you'll find this fun and educational for your children, or fun and competitive enough for the adults.  Please, if you try this game, let me know how it went.
If you have any questions, kindly leave a comment below.
Have fun!

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