I’ve got some time off from work, so I decided to create lots of lovely Islamic art for kids to colour in, you’ll find very nice Islamic patterns which are simple and also complex, I’ve also included mosques and other types of Islamic art for kids. Just pick the ones that you like, click on the download button next to it and print, simple as that!
But first if you want to know reasons for why Muslims drew Islamic art then read on or just go straight to the download section below where you’ll find all 15 of the Islamic arts for kids ready and waiting just for you!
Islamic art is very different to those found in Europe. Art in Islam is dominated by extravagant geometric designs usually with patterns, colour, texture and calligraphy. Islamic art is different because it is not purely decorative but it has a deeper meaning usually a spiritual one, one that reminds the viewer of God.
From an early age Muslim children are taught to avoid drawing humans or animals or anything that has life because it isn’t allowed for more than one reason but primarily because a hadith states that it isn’t allowed.
Calligraphy has great importance in Islam as the Quran and other Islamic scriptures are written in calligraphy. Through skilled use of needed tools such as a compass and a ruler beautiful and harmonious combinations of colour and designs can be achieved, examples of these can be seen in display in many parts of the World even till this day.
It is also worth a mention that earlier Muslims created art not only for viewing but for the sake of obeying the Prophet (saw), as all his commands and recommendations where obeyed fully.
The Prophet (pbuh) said: “Allah likes that when you do anything, you do it excellently.” Sahih Muslim
With all that and more in mind, I’ve already mentioned before that I have created loads of Islamic art for kids, now it is time for you to download, print and use it as colouring in pages for your children.
If you are a religious education teacher you’ll also love this for all your key stage 2, 3 and 4 pupils, it can used as a great resource whether you use it as a starter or main. All the files are in pdf format and most of the art are in the A4 size only three are in A5.
Islamic Art for Kids
Number one: Geometrical star to colour in for children, this one has two sizes one big and three small all on one page. – Download.
Complex Geometry pattern number, it’ll take them ages to colour this in. – Download.
Simple geometry Islamic art for kids pattern to colour in. Download.
Islamic geometry design pattern number three, the patterns on this overlap each other similar to the others, try different colour combinations for beautiful effects. Download.
Geometry Pattern number four, a very complex design but nice to look at even nicer once coloured in. – Download.
Islamic Months Calligraphy set of four pages to colour in for children. All of the pages contain two or more of the months from the Islamic Calendar.
More Calligraphy Patterns Islamic Art for Children
Hope fully you liked the last four simple calligraphy style Islamic months to colour in? here’s one more .
Calligraphy Mosque, it is very clever pattern that looks like a mosque when in fact it is some arabic calligraphy. – Download.
Two more mosque art to colour in, both are similar but different to each other.
The most complex Islamic Art pattern out of all. It will take time but it will be worth it. – Download.
The last two in the collection of Islamic art for kids, these two are spirals with stars.
Download Spirals Two.
So that’s all the Islamic Patterns I have for now, I hope you like it and your children or students love them and it keeps them busy for a while
Have you any resources that you use? What are your favourites?