Can children remember anything about being a baby, your first word, the first food you ate, etc?
Think about whether your child is likely to know what baptism will actually involve. (If you know they don't have any experience of baptism, this is not a problem, just pause regularly during the clip and encourage them to ask questions about it or revisit some of the bits they didn't understand at the end. You can also email us to ask if they ask questions you are unsure about)
After watching the clip, talk about the water.
A parent might keep mementoes from these baptism ceremonies to remember this special day.
They might keep
This is when the baby is introduced to family and friends.
They celebrate and share a meal together.
They join with loved ones to thank Allah (God) for giving them a child.
The Aqiqah is hosted by the parents of the new baby and may be held in their own home or in a hall or community centre.
The Aqiqah is usually held on the seventh day after the baby is born.
If this is not possible, it might be held on the 14th or the 21st day after the baby’s birth.
Guests often bring along cards and gifts for the baby. The hall or home where the Aqiqah is held may be decorated with balloons and other decorations
Traditionally, a family would sacrifice an animal, such as a sheep or goat, and give some of the meat to poor people.
In Britain today, Muslims usually order the meat from caterers or butchers for the party and
give money to charities who feed poor people.
What would you eat at a celebration feast?
Two important aspects of being Muslim are performed when a baby is born
1. Faith in Allah
2. Being generous and kind.
Explain we are going to look at how two people show they belong to each other with a ring and a promise.
Ask - Why won’t Elsa let Anna marry Prince Hans after one day? (Because they don’t know each other.)
e.g. ‘I will look after you when you are ill’, (you could draw a plaster or a first aid kit or a hug)
e.g. ‘I will still love you if we are poor’ (you could draw an empty piggy bank or a single coin)
Write on the canopy one or two words describing what we hope when a couple get married, such as ‘love’, ‘happiness’, ‘children’, ‘friendship’.
(If you don't have a pack, search Google for 'chuppah clipart' or draw a simple canopy.
If you have covered both Christianity and Judaism use the wedding hearts and wedding chuppahs they have written on, otherwise use whichever one you worked on.