I remember when I was little, I was fascinated by all the beautiful calligraphy decorating the walls of our homes and our mosques. Ever since I could recognize the Arabic letters, I would try to pick them out in the artwork and try to figure out what was written. With all the loops, it took me a little while to decipher them, but I can still remember the sense of accomplishment I had when I could read it.
Nowadays, I can see that same sense of fascination in the eyes of my daughter. She’s still a toddler, but she’s already starting to make sense of what she sees in the calligraphy. “Look mama, Alif! Ayn!”
At the bottom of this post, the names of Allah and the Panjatan in a connect-the-dots format are available for download.
By using these, children can create their own calligraphy. This will give them a sense of ownership over these holy names, and they can decorate them, making a beautiful work of art. All letters are easily recognizable, making this introduction to basic calligraphy approachable and not too intimidating, without too many confusing loops and overlap.
You can download these calligraphy pages in the Teaching Young Muslims Resource Library! Enter your name and email address here to receive the password to access these downloads.
Already signed up? Enter the library HERE. Once you enter the library, click on “Sha’baan” and click on “Calligraphy Connect the Dots.” 🙂
Did you try this activity? Did your kids enjoy it? Do they recognize these names when they see them now? Leave me a comment below and let me know!