10 Salah Activities for Kids

Updated: Mar 22, 2019

“And I did not create the jinn and mankind except to worship Me.” {Quran 51:56}

Parents often ask what the best age to teach children about Salah (prayer) is. There is no right or wrong age to start, since children start absorbing and learning about their world from the moment they are born. The best way to teach our children about our faith is to lead by example. However, as homeschoolers it doesn’t hurt to throw in some fun educational activities along the way! Here are some of my favourite activities to do with my children when I am teaching them about the 5 daily prayers.

1. Give your child a small prayer mat of their own. Let them choose the colour they’d like, and you can also get them a matching hijab or prayer hat. Allowing them to choose it out themselves will increase their love for it and make them excited for prayer.

2. Set up a dedicated prayer area in your home. Having a special place to pray free of distractions will create a place of peaceful refuge that everyone in the family can go to throughout the day.

3. Print a Salah tracker for your kids with days of the week along the top, and 5 daily prayers along the side, and give them a sticker or a check mark for each prayer they pray. Salah Tracker 1, Salah Tracker 2

4. Sing a song about wudu to help kids remember the step of Wudu. Song 1, Song 2