23 Jul 2013

Handprint Animals from the Quran

Learning Objective:
To know the Arabic vocabulary and learn about some of the animals mentioned in the Quran

Use Google images to inspire you with ideas for animal handprint art.Compile your art into a simple book, labelling the animals with their Arabic terms. Below is the text you can add about the animals and what Allah tells us about them in the Quran.

To reinforce the Arabic vocabulary, play games like animal snap, pairs and charades. We have these Animal in the Qur'an Snap Cards

Elephant - Feel
Elephants are the largest land animals. 
They use their tusks to dig and find food.
They drink 200 litres of water everyday.
Allah tells us in the Qur'an
A group of people tried to destroy the Ka'ba with their elephants. But Allah sent a group of birds with stones in their beaks, which killed them all.

Bee - Nahl

Bees make honey by collecting pollen and nectar from flowers.
They take it back to their hives and turn it into sweet honey. 
Allah tells us in the Qur’an
Honey is like medicine and can make you better when you are ill.

Camel - Jamal

Camels can live without water for months!
They can close their nostrils and have three eyelids to help keep the sand out.
Allah tells us in the Qur’an
Look at the camel and see how well the animal has been made to survive in the hot desert.

Spider -Ankaboot

Spiders have 8 legs and most have 8 eyes as well!
They spin webs using a sticky material from their body called silk.
The web traps insects for the spider to eat. 
Allah tells us in the Qur’an
A spider built a web over the cave that the Prophet was hiding in and it helped to keep the Prophet safe.

Cow - Baqarah

Like a human’s fingerprints, every cow’s spots are different.
Cows can smell up to 5 miles away.
Butter, cheese and ice cream can be made from cows’ milk
Allah tells us in the Quran 
Cows help the farmers and give us milk to drink and food to eat.

Extended Activity: Lessons from Animals in the Qur'an
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