Today I would really love to share with you some free, downloadable Islamic art activities and teaching resources to help us through the lockdown. I’ve posted some of these resources before, but thought they were worth sharing again to help with the home-schooling and general cabin fever that many of us are experiencing in these difficult times!
Please feel free to download these Platonic solids templates. We have a cube, tetrahedron, octahedron, pentagonal dodecahedron, and an icosahedron to choose from. I’ve used them in workshops with children and adults many times before, and they never fail to delight! I’d recommend printing on thin A4 card or coloured construction paper if you have any. If not, don’t worry. They work well on ordinary photocopy paper, too. You can make them into decorations, as in the photo below. You can ignore the patterns and create your own designs on the faces. You can use coloured pencils, crayons, paint, glitter… the possibilities are endless! Just be sure to have fun.
Islamic art is a wonderful topic to include in your home-schooling curriculum. There are so many opportunities for cross-curricular study… you could combine your teaching with art, mathematics, history, and religion for really a holistic and creative education.
I will be posting up more resources over the coming days… stay tuned! And please stay safe and well everyone. Wishing you and your loved ones happiness, health, peace and stability in these difficult times.