Activity about Jesus AS
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Talking to Children about Jesus (AS)

Even though I have been (mostly) off social media including the blog, I thought I’d quickly hop onto share the activities we have been doing this past week. Since it’s the Christmas season, we have been talking a lot about Prophet Issa/Jesus (AS) with our 5 year old. Our conversations have usually been a spin off from Mr 5 year old’s questions. “What is Christmas?”, “Who celebrates Christmas?”, etc etc.

Issa is Jesus (AS):

We have been talking about the story of Issa AS as told in the Qur’an. Starting off from Maryam (AS) how angel Jibrael came to her to inform her about the birth of her son. We talked about Issa’s miraculous birth and how Allah gave Him many miracles. Even though Mr A is a an auditory learner. He was fascinated by all the details especially Issa’s (AS) many miracles, I still decided to supplement our discussion with an activity.

Activity about Jesus AS

I used various images along with short and age appropriate description to help us in our discussion about Issa (AS).

Activity about Jesus AS

In the end we coloured up the various elements on the worksheet, cut them up and glued them on card stock to make a mobile of all facts we learnt about Issa (AS).

Activity about Jesus AS

It was a fun lesson and we loved doing it. Even Miss 2 year old joined in and had her own fun of pointing out the objects and colouring in.

Activity about Jesus AS

InshaAllah we can use this worksheet to build up conversations in the future. You can download the worksheet here.

Talking about Tauheed:

Telling story of Jesus AS was also a good time to super impose the idea of Oneness of Allah. I took advantage and briefly explained to Mr 5 the meaning of Surah Ikhlas with special emphasis on Allah’s names “Al-Ahad” and “As-Samad”. We have already been talking about Allah’s names so it was really exciting for Mr 5 to learn something new. It also reminded me of a video we had watched on youtube sometime back which we will be watching again.

An episode of “Misri Bunch” explaining meaning of “Al-Ahad”

What about Christmas?

Mr 5 has been asking questions about the Santa and what’s the tree for. For now we have been telling him it’s a fictional character. As he grows up, I am hoping we can look into all the history behind it’s origins.

The goal in our family is to raise children who our confident in their Islamic identity at the same time be accepting of all the differences with others. That’s why we have been very explicit in some details especially explaining to Mr 5 how Issa AS is not the son of God and he will return during the end of time.

How do you talk to your children about Jesus AS? Share your thoughts below. 
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13 Comments

  1. Mashallah- so great to see you utilise this time of the year, which is inevitable to bring up questions, seeing as we do live in the west. I’m sure the questions will keep coming, and in turn I guess it’s just our duty as Muslim parents to explain while returning the focus to the one and only Allah 💗

    Thanx for sharing- will inshallah use these with my girls 👌

    1. Aleeza S says:

      Would love to see how you use the worksheets inshaAllah 🧡

  2. I love this, working with children as a teacher this is a great way to also answer questions. I get a ton working for a Christian school as a Muslim and this is lovely! I think if you have kids this is great too, educating them so they can know and can answer questions their friends/teachers may have. (www.spicyfusionkitchen.com)

  3. Mashallah, I really love this. I will be sending this to my daughter, I know this will be beneficial to her and my grandson. Jazkallah Khair for the handouts.

  4. Ma shaa Allah tabarakallah! How amazingly you have discussed this! <3 I love how you have incorporated activities in between. Jazakallahu Khayr for sharing.

  5. Mashallah what a wonderful way to spend time with your children on winter break! I love that these activities are both fun and educational! I will definitely be checking out these printables, thank you so much for sharing xx

  6. This type of post makes me dream about when I finally am blessed to become a parent inshaÁllah! Parenting is such a huge responsibility and mashaAllah you are going above and beyond!

  7. I said on instagram that I was going to be doing activities with the kids and reading about Jesus (AS) in the holidays. Have a post in drafts about the books…really should publish it. Thanks for sharing your activities

  8. This is such a beautiful way to teach your children as well as make them mindful of others beliefs and faiths – you’re preparing them for life out of their four walls and you are doing amazingly well!

  9. Beautiful, creative activity! We are het to discuss about Christmas as they don’t see the fuss around here. Still battling the demon of birthdays and highlighting the Eidain as the festival of muslims.

  10. Mashaallah I really love the way you teach your child about Islam… I’m sending this article to my nephew…Loved it very much <3

  11. This is excellent. Thanks for sharing. Will use this activity next year inshallah. Wish I had seen it earlier

  12. Nermina says:

    This is so great. We are hoping to use this next year when our oldest will be turning 5 iust after this period of time and understands more. Maybe even do it 6months ahead so I can get better at teaching it ♡

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