[Activity] How To Build an Amazing Home in Jannah

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How To Build an Amazing Home in Jannah

Accountability is an Islamic value that many Muslim parents try to instill in their children.

One of the main takeaways from the Quran is Muslims being held accountable for their good and bad deeds. By continuing to actively collect good deeds for the hereafter, we pray that our final destination will be jannah.

So, how can we help instill this concept positively in children?  

One way is to give Muslim kids a project where they can use their creativity in a hands on way.  

The goal of this activity is to provide an active way for children to participate in visualizing building their home in Jannah brick by brick. Essentially, this exercise will help children understand the priority of building up good deeds for life after death.

This activity can also provide an introduction to concepts like sadaqah jariyah from our other lessons and activities about life after death.

This activity is a great introduction to the story, “A Home In The HereAfter,” in our most recent book, Happily Ever Hereafter.

Happily Ever Hereafter Book for Muslim Children

We’re aware that every child is unique in their abilities and interests. That’s why we’ve provided three fun options to choose from to complete this activity.

Age

All three of these activities are suitable for 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 year olds.

Time

Depending on age and the project variation you choose, this activity could take anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Option One - Building a Home in Jannah with Graham Crackers

Materials

  • Noor Kids Brick by Brick downloadable printout.
  • 6 graham crackers (this makes one house but you can double the recipe for a larger house).
  • Pretzel sticks.
  • Square cereal.
  • Candy.
  • Chocolate.
  • ½ cup store bought or homemade icing (recipe found below).
  • Icing or small ziplock bag.
  • Flat cardboard covered with aluminum foil for a base.

Part One - Building Your Good Deeds (10-15 Minutes)

1. Explain to your child that he/she will be learning how to build their home in Jannah.

2. Present the brick-by-brick printable and walk through the examples of good deeds. You can also have your your child brainstorm and fill out their own good deeds on the blank bricks.

3. Explain that these bricks will represent your good deeds in this life that will help build your home in Jannah for the next life.

4. Once finished, cut out the bricks and set aside for labeling your house.

Part Two - Building Your Home In Jannah (30-45 Minutes)

1. Present the ingredients to the child and explain, “This is what you can use to build your house in Jannah.”

2. “Glue” the graham cracker pieces together with the icing to make your house.

3. Allow to dry, about 10-20 minutes.

build your home in Jannah with graham crackers

4. Decorate your home with doors, windows etc. with cut out graham crackers, chocolates, cereal, pretzels, and candy.

Be creative!

Use the remaining icing as decoration and/or glue.

5. Younger children will need assistance with this activity.

6. Take a picture and share it with Noor Kids using this link!

Recipe for Icing (Glue)

Ingredients

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 3/4 – 2 cups icing sugar
  • ¼ teaspoons of cream of tartar

Directions

1. On medium speed, beat egg whites along with the cream of tartar for 1-2 minutes.

2. Add icing sugar in small amounts on high speed for 3-5 minutes.

3. Beat until mixture becomes thick. It should almost look like marshmallow fluff.

4. Use right away or refrigerate until use.

Option Two - Building a Home in Jannah with Legos

Materials

Part One - Building Your Good Deeds (10-15 Minutes)

Build your house in Jannah with LEGOS

1. Explain to your child that he/she will be learning how to build their home in Jannah.

2. Present the printable and walk through the examples of good deeds. You can also present the blank one and have your child fill out their own good deeds.

3. Explain that these bricks will represent your good deeds in this life that will help build your home in Jannah for the next life.

4. Once finished, cut out the bricks and set aside for labeling your house.

Part Two - Start Building With Legos (30-45 Minutes)

1. Build your home in Jannah with Legos.

2. Label your home when finished.

3. Take a picture and share it with Noor Kids using this link!

Building your house in Jannah with legos

Option Three - Building a Home in Jannah with Minecraft

Materials

Part One - Building Your Good Deeds (10-15 Minutes)

1. Explain to your child that he/she will be learning how to build their home in Jannah.

2. Present the printable and walk through the examples of good deeds. You can also present the blank one and have your child fill out their own good deeds.

3. Explain that these bricks will represent your good deeds in this life that will help build your home in Jannah for the next life.

4. Once finished, cut out the bricks and set aside for labeling your house.

Part Two - Start Building With Minecraft (30-35 Minutes)

Minecraft

1. Build your home in Jannah using Minecraft.

2. Take a screenshot and print it out.

3. Label your home when finished.  

**Modification** If you are really tech oriented, you can download the free app called Explain Everything and label good deeds using a screenshot of your Minecraft home.

4. Take a picture and share it with Noor Kids using the button below!

How did the activity go for you? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

See how other children are building their homes in Jannah

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