As the full-time schools scrambled, using spring break to encourage teachers to shift into remote learning, many Sunday schools were left without enough resources or time. For families who cannot afford private Islamic school, these Sunday school programs offer the snippet of faith and faith-based knowledge for young children.


This article is to provide ideas and resources for Sunday schools to be creative in smaller intimate settings, and using zoom.


[1] Sunday School Curriculums


This might be the perfect opportunity to allow students to work in groups to create presentations. Zoom allows breakout rooms, watch this video for assistance. You can assign for example, the story of Yusuf, and break it into a few segments. Each group can extract lessons from that segment of the story, writing a list of ten lessons, and then re-grouping together to share.


For the arabic focused, hafidh-level classes: break into pairs using zoom. Each pair can test each other, and write down the number of mistakes they made total. This would allow the teacher to separate and swap pairs as they saw fit.


Breakout groups with pairs is also a good way to encourage students to talk to one another about a hard questions and being reflective: What are things that Islam does for you? What is holding you back from being the best Muslim? How can you be more humble?


[2] Kahoot!


This app can seem intimidating but here’s how we’ve used it. The speaker shares the laptop screen on zoom where the questions appear, after users have joined the game. The users must use another device, like their phone, and simply go to and put in the game pin. The users will only see colors on their phone, and must see the zoom screen to read the question. 


[3] Islamic Jeopardy


Credit to my talented husband, Ahmad Sadique, who created this powerpoint during his college days. Since then, it has been used at various MSA’s, MAS Halaqa’s, Masjid Qiyaams and family nights. For zoom, the host acts as the mediator to control the screen. You create two teams, and let them pick, with only a minute or two to answer. Play just as they would jeopardy and write the scores on a piece of paper.


Here are a few versions we’ve made: Surah Kahf Edition, Juzz Amma Edition.

For professional development, check out the Council of Islamic Schools in North America.