Do It Yourself Arabic Alphabet lessons for kids – Lesson 1

20 Aug

Objectives of lessons:

  • Learn the name of each letter
  • Recognize each letter when shown, in any order
  • Write each letter
  • Learn Alphabetical order


Materials needed for lessons:

  • Alphabet flashcard deck. Make your own or try these from

Arabic Alphabet Flashcards from Yemen Flower Theme or

Arabic Alphabet Flashcards from Yemen Painter Theme or

Arabic Alphabet Flashcards from Yemen – Boat Theme

  • Letter Drill Cards (homemade)
  • Alphabetical order drill cards (homemade)
  • Notebook, pencil, crayons
  • Alphabet progress chart to track progress



  • Tell students that Arabic is a language just like English is a language.
  • Tell students that the Quraan is written in Arabic and show a copy of Arabic text.
  • Ask students why it is important for them to learn Arabic.

(Among the answers: To learn to read the Quraan so we can know how Allah wants us to live, to speak with Arabic speaking people.

  •         Show students an Arabic Alphabet chart. 
  • Tell students that just like in English, Arabic has an alphabet too.
  • Tell students that the Arabic alphabet has 29 letters. (Tell student:Harf is the word for letter in Arabic, huroof, the plural)
  • As you look at the chart, point to each letter and say its name aloud for students.
  • Write the letters alif, baa, taa, thaa on board in order. Tell students that these are the first four letters of the Arabic alphabet.  (Frequently remind students that these are the first four letters in order). Point to each letter and say its name,  having students repeat after each letter. Do this several times.
  • Now point to one of the four letters randomly and have students(s) call out the letter. Repeat with each of the other 3 letters. Do this several times, til students call out the letters correctky with ease.
  • Show student how the letters are formed.
  • Have students practice writing the letters in notebook or use these sheets from

Alif to Khaa

Daal to Sheen

Saad to Qaf

Kaaf to Ya

  • Do a quick review drill of the letters to close the session

Preparation for next lesson:

  • Prepare drill cards:

Make 4-5 lines of drills. On each line, write each letter, alif, baa, taa, thaa but in a different position.

  • Add only the alif, baa, taa, and thaa cards to alphabet review deck (flashcards)

Posted by on August 20, 2008 in Arabic Alphabets



22 responses to “Do It Yourself Arabic Alphabet lessons for kids – Lesson 1

  1. Mubashir Malik

    July 7, 2009 at 8:58 am


    A very good site for teaching kids for writing the first letters of arabic.

    Jazak -Allah-HU-Fid-daraien

  2. abdul latheef

    December 14, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    it is very usefull for students .and teachers.

  3. Umm Mohamed

    November 5, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    Assalamu Aliakum Sister,

    masha’Allah….May Allah reward you for all that great effort. You are maintaining a wonderful website! It is quite resourceful…Jazaki Allahu khairan for sharing it!

    • talibiddeenjr

      November 18, 2010 at 5:19 pm

      wa alaykum us salaam,

      You are welcome. JazakAlahu kheyr for your duaas.

    • talibiddeenjr

      June 4, 2011 at 6:32 pm

      wa alaykum us salaam,

      Slow to getting around to responding. Thank you so much! I am happy to hear that you find it beneficial, ma sha Allah.


    June 1, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    resourceful, educative too. eep up the good work. jazakum lahi

    • talibiddeenjr

      June 4, 2011 at 6:30 pm

      wa yakum. Thanks for letting me know!

  5. Sarah in Tunisia

    June 4, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    What a great resource! I am so happy I stumbled on your blog. We are not Muslim, but I studied Arabic in college, and we have spent time in Arab countries, so I want to teach my children Arabic. It is hard to find materials geared toward younger children. I am excited to go through all of yours. Thank you for putting this together.

    Warm regards,

    • talibiddeenjr

      June 4, 2011 at 6:23 pm

      Your are most welcome. I am happy that you find the resources helpful. Anyone who can use them is more than welcome.

  6. Mrs. Khan

    September 12, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Amazing website mashaAllah! I’m not homeschooling but I definitely believe educating our children goes way beyond the classroom. Your website has given me tons of ideas! May Allah (swt) reward you abundantly for your effort.

    -Canadian Muslimah in Singapore raising two boys

    • talibiddeenjr

      February 21, 2012 at 2:55 pm

      Maa shaaa Allah, thank you for your duaa and I am glad you have found the site helpful, alhamdulillah!

  7. Ataur Rahman Nadwi

    January 21, 2012 at 9:41 am

    so informative ,educative website. great work for arabic. jazakallah khair

    • talibiddeenjr

      February 21, 2012 at 2:55 pm

      Thanks for letting me know. wa yakum.

  8. Ana Maryam

    February 10, 2012 at 12:17 am

    I’m a recent revert to Islam and I’m trying to learn Arabic, I’m not a child, but I figure that I learned English as a child and the several other languages I learned I found that childrens books were more useful than Adult classes, so I’m very thankful to have found this site.

    • talibiddeenjr

      February 21, 2012 at 2:54 pm

      Right, I know what you mean. I have gotten comments from other adults that the materials are helpful for them as well, alhamdulillah. Thanks for letting me know. I am working on a series of Arabic beginning grammar “textbooks” as well which I think adults will find helpful as well, if Allah wills, I hope to have some of them completed this year.

  9. Diana

    February 20, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    It’s very efective as I’m new to teaching. Thank you alot! Maashallah!

    • talibiddeenjr

      February 21, 2012 at 2:52 pm

      Great! Thanks for letting me know. I am working on books that follow those lesson plans, in shaa Allah they will be finished sometime this year.

  10. Zeeba

    April 29, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    MashAllaah..The amount of hard work put into this site is tremendous !!
    May Allaah reward you with Jannatul Firdaus inshAllaah….JazzakAllah for sharing your ideas.

    • talibiddeenjr

      May 14, 2012 at 5:05 am

      wa yakum and jazakAllahu kheyr for your duaa. I am happy that Allah has blessed me with being able to share!

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  12. yazzummjj

    March 11, 2013 at 4:42 am

    Mashaallah, this is a very good lesson plan to help my PRE-k class learn their Arabic alphabet.

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