Tuesday 28 April 2020

My Prayer Tracker Craft - 30 Day Craft Challenge

My Daily Prayer Tracker Craft
With Free Downloadable Printout
(Click Here to Download)

Salam and welcome to Day 4 of our Ramadan Craft Journey. I've realized that the kids are a bit more appreciative of crafts that have a practical use. After making this type of craft they have a sense of accomplishment. Today's craft certainly meets that goal. After making the Prayer Tracker, our kids will be able to see how satisfying it is to set out a goal and accomplish it through out the day. I've also incorporated some other important lessons in this craft, such as the Sun's daily journey across the sky and learning the names of our daily prayers in both Arabic and English Text. 

My kids are still a bit young but it's nice to incorporate timeliness at a young and impressionable age. In this craft, children slide beads/pasta along as they complete their daily prayers. As a parent you can also reward your children for being able to take all of their beads across at the end of the day.

As with all of the crafts that I've been posting, you may make adjustments and inclusions based on your ease, and what items you have on hand. For example, I would have liked to place our Prayer Tracker in a photo frame (after removing the glass cover). I just haven't been able to get out much these days! Take a look at the crafting process below and please comment as well! 


  • Free Printout (link is above) - works best with thick paper such as card stock
  • Scissors
  • Heavy duty tape such as packing tape
  • Sharpie
  • Wooden Skewer
  • Beads or Pasta (something that can slide such as penne)
  • A cardboard panel to hold up your tracker (if you aren't able to get a frame)
  • Optional: Colouring utensils and stickers to beautify the tracker!

  1. After printing the Salaat Tracker, cut along the dotted lines on each side of the horizontal line
  2. Insert the wooden skewer on one end of the line and insert 5 beads/pasta on the other side
  3. Insert the other side of the skewer through the other cut
  4. Use the strong tape to hold the skewer in place from behind
  5. If possible, label beads or pasta with letter corresponding to the Salaat (F,D,A,MI)
  6. You may also label the rakat count on the corresponding bead (see below)
  7. Now is a good time to talk about the journey of the Sun through the sky as the day progresses
  8. We made pictures to reflect this journey, you may also use stickers to show the presence of the Sun vs. Moon
  9. Optional: Colour or shade in the rectangles
  10. If you don't have a picture frame, tape the cardboard panel to the back of the tracker. To do this, bend the top of the panel and tape it both front and back (see image)
  11. Lift it up the tracker and allow it to stand 
  12. Your child can now slide the beads across! 
  13. Tip: if the illustrations of the Sun are a bit faded, feel free to trace with a black pen to increase visibility!

Take a look at the supplies

Cut the two dotted lines and insert one side of the skewer

You may have to trim the skewer in order to fit the length of the paper

Insert Beads
Alternatively: insert pasta

Tape skewers in place, you may want to tape a few times to secure it
We wrote the letter corresponding to the Salaat on each bead

Then we wrote the number of Rakaats to perform on another side 

Be sure to secure your cardboard panel

On the inside as well
Hadi wanted to use gemstone stickers to show the journey of the Sun

Standing nice and tall to display our progress!

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