Caterpillar to Butterfly 2 comments


We talked about how Duas can be crawling caterpillar duas – slow to move and how we can transform our caterpillars into a fluttering butterfly with wings, so it reaches Allah faster.

Previously, we’ve used the concept of a hand for Dua (see My Praying Hand) but it was getting confused with the Five Things to Remember at School, so I thought of likening Duas to something different.

Something more MAGICAL!


and so the transformation of a caterpillar into a butterfly it was!


The body of the caterpillar is the body of the Dua- however you wish to segment your dua.
Place an emphasis that just as a caterpillar’s body is divided, our duas should be divided so we can pray for others too!

We divided our duas as praying for:
Imam Mahdi (af)
Poor, sick and the needy
Teachers
Family and Friends
Ourself

And the two BIG wings before and after the body- as Salawat which helps to turn the caterpillar into a butterfly

And the second/small set of wings as the Best Times for Duas or Etiquette of Dua


Materials Needed:

– Pieces of foam or heavy weight cardstock
– Some thread to hang or you can use a straw or wooden stick instead
– Some markers
– Sequins, stickers, glitter etc to decorate

Here’s How:

1. Cut one or two sets of butterfly wings. I used two, one large and one small so I could cover the etiquette of reciting Dua too. But for little ones, just stick to one set of wings – Salwaats. Label these wings

2. Cut out some oblong shapes. I used five for the body of the caterpillar, for the five parts of our dua

3. Ask the kids to stick (in order) the sections, making a caterillar

4. Stick some eyes, tentacles and insert the rope.

dua-caterpillar

5. Ask them, how they could turn this slow caterpillar into something more free, beautiful, and magical.

5. When they identify the caterpillar needs wings to turn into a butterfly, give them the wings and as them to read (recite with them) the Salwaat which will make slow caterpillar Duas turn into Fast fluttering Butterfly Duas

Dua-butterfly  Here’s a beautiful simple version done by one of the readers (Sis. Fatima Raza :)

dua-butterfly-reader

 

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