We've started chapter 2 of the book "The Correct Creed for Children" which covers the 5 Pillars of Islam, the 6 Pillars of Iman and Ihsan.
The first part of the new chapter lists the 5 Pillars of Islam, and so last week we came up with this craft activity to show what they are before copying the text into our Islamic Studies books (see video below)
Its a super easy activity to do, and something a little different to the typical 5 Pillar crafts you find.
The box is made in such a way that the lid holds it together. Once the lid is removed, the box body opens out to reveal its 5 sides...and you guessed it, thats the perfect number for the 5 Pillars of Islam.
Each inner box side, is illustrated with something which helps the child remember that particular pillar.
Use whatever medium suits your child; coloured crayons, felt tip pens, watercolours as we did...anything your child is comfortable using.
For those who are not so keen on drawing, instead the name of each Pillar could be written in some kind of decorative bubble writing.
Older children might even prefer to write a short account of what each pillar entails.
Adapt the concept in whatever way works best for your children.
To help you do this activity at home as part of your own lessons, I've created an instruction guide for kids to follow, along with the printable box template.