10 Ways to Teach the Arabic Alphabet Creatively!

Learning the Arabic letters is the first step your child will have in building a relationship with the Quran. For this reason, that initial experience of learning the Arabic alphabet should be positive and exciting for them!

When teaching young children, try to approach it is a fun and a playful manner. Experts agree that small children learn best through play. So put aside the workbooks for now, and instead try to embrace a more playful, creative approach to teaching Arabic.

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Here are 10 Ways to teach the Arabic Alphabet CREATIVELY!
Sound Puzzle

  1. Arabic Alphabet Sound puzzle

Give your children access to worthwhile toys, so that even when you are not actively teaching them, they are still learning as they play.

This Arabic Alphabet Sound Puzzle helps children with letter recognition, correct pronunciation, and teaches them new words! In addition, this puzzle helps to develop their problem solving and fine motor skills.

  1. Quran 4 Kids app

The Quran 4 kids app is free, and includes 4 games, each of which teaches the Arabic alphabet and tajweed in a unique and interactive. Instead of your children wasting their time on your tablet or phone, they can be playing game that help develop their Arabic, and having fun too!

  1. Plasticine letters

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    Learn with Plasticine/ Playdough:

A hands-on approach to learning will help younger children to concentrate for longer periods of time.

Encourage them to shape their plasticine or playdough into the Arabic letters. This tactile kinaesthetic method of teaching is truly an enjoyable way to learn!


  1. Train tracks
Train Tracks

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Isn’t this fun! Use your wooden train tracks to write out the Arabic letters!

You can even encourage your children to work together on this task and help develop their ability to work together in a team.

Arabic Letter Games

Games are a great way to maintain a child’s interest in learning, and supplement their Arabic studies. This article by Sound Vision, gives eleven great game idea to do with your children at home or in a classroom setting. Their ideas include games with flashcards and posts, scramble, hangman and more!

Click HERE to read the full article.

  1. Videos

Today, there are innumerable educational videos available online. If you visit Youtube.com, and search for Arabic Alphabet songs, you will find many great videos that will help your children learn the letters quickly. Click HERE to watch one of our favourites!

  1. Puzzles
Arabic puzzle

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These fun cutting-and-gluing Arabic letter puzzles encourage your children to memorise the shape and form of each letter, whilst also learning new vocabulary. In addition, they will improve your child’s manual dexterity, and can be kept so your children can make their own Arabic alphabet books.

  1. Arabic Alphabet Cubes
Arabic Alphabet Cubes

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These Arabic Alphabet Cubes will teach your children the different forms of each letter, and allow them to make their first Arabic words in a hands-on way. These cubes are easy to make. Full instructions can be found HERE.

  1. Arabic Alphabet Cup

You can make your own Arabic alphabet cup easily at home, and adapt it to your family’s needs. You could have the child line up matching letters, or have a different harakat (vowel sounds) on each level, or have you children spell out simple words. Click HERE to see a video of how one mother is using this fun and simple teaching aid.

Letter cup

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  1. Arabic Letter Bingo

Make learning a family affair! Encourage learning by playing Arabic Alphabet Bingo as a family.

This FREE game is available to download HERE!


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Those were our 10 Ways to Teach the Arabic Alphabet Creatively!

Have you used any unusual methods to teach the Arabic alphabet?

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