Here are a few easy craft ideas to help your children get a good taste of Ramadan and to help create lasting memories…and maybe even start a new Ramadan tradition, insha’Allah.
The small calendars above were made using 1/2 sheet card stock, reinforcement labels, star stickers, heart punch, glue stick, ribbon/ yarn for hanging and print outs of “Ramadan” “MTWTF” and the following Quran verse :
“O you who believe! Observing As-Sawm (the fasting) is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become Al-Muttaqoon (the pious)” (Al-Baqarah- 183)
As each day finishes color in the circle or peel it off.
This calendar was made with printed card stock, circle punch, adhesive letters and glue stick.
Cut sheet protector to fit the LED light and the desired height..glue on torn or cut tissue paper pieces, add stickers and writing if desired When dry wrap around LED light and fasten with tape . Reach hand down into “lantern” and tap it on.
RAMADAN GIFT BOXES/BAGS:
Decorate gift boxes and bags (found in any craft store) with markers, sparkle foam, letters, stamps, cutouts etc., add a ribbon and and a tag with a greeting. I like UmmLayla’s:
‘Right now Muslims all over the world are celebrating the month of Ramadan. You may know that it is a time of fasting…” found here.
Fill boxes/bags with candy, cookies or dates and give to your neighbor.
Calendars made be Iman 6, Noor 4 and Maryam 2. Ramadan gift boxes/bags made by Aisha 7.
Sumayah Guilford lives in Maryland and is the mother of three now grown children and four grandchildren. She enjoys reading and inspiring others in the areas of self-development, parenting, and creative activities for kids.