I always say that we have to make Ramadan fun for the children as well…..especially living in the west where you don’t always get the Ramadan atmosphere. In general I have been trying to make Islam fun for the girls. A few months ago I started a Good Deed Jar with the girls. So whenever they did a good deed a marble would be added to the jar and once it was full they would get a joint treat. I purposefully did not do a jar each as I wanted them to work together to do this.
However for Ramadan we are going to mix it up a bit.
Each year I do a Ramadan Calendar, whether it is purchased or made. If we make it then I like to get the girls involved in making it. One year I got the eldest to decorate some paper cups and in side each one we added a treat and a fact about Islam.
And last year I got the girls to decorate some paper lanterns and pinned them to a board. In each lantern there was a treat again and a good deed for them to do.
Bee is not convinced that we have 30 of these….so is counting them herself….not that she can count to 30 yet 🙊😂 . . Finally cut them all out and stuck them on a board…..I wouldn’t say it’s Pinterest worthy but what matters to me is that they had fun helping me make it and are so excited to see it completed and filled up for them to open each day in Ramadan! . . Not long left! . . #muslimahbloggers #ramadan ##ramadancountdown #eidcountdown #ramadancrafts #muslimkids #muslimparenting #muslimmummy #littlemuslimah #littlemuslim #minimuslims
This year I am digging out a box we had purchased and simply adding some treats to it and a good deed for each day. Although I would prefer to have them help make something as it is more fun for them rather than buy something or make it myself, with our unexpected trip abroad it has left less time to be creative.
Downloadable 30 Good Deeds
I have written out 30 good deeds for them to do in Ramadan and as promised in my good deed post back in March, have added them as a printable to the bottom of the post. All you have to do is print them out, cut them out and either add them to your calendar or to a jar where they can pick one each day.
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In sha Allah I hope these help you make Ramadan fun and exciting for your children and help make it a productive Ramadan for them also.
Mashalla, great ideas for the little ones, jazakillah khair for providing printables and other handy resources!
I like how you made one jar for everyone instead of one each, you avoid competition and foster cooperation!
I wanted to do something like this for BabyA now you have given an inspiration to work on it!! Barak allah feek sister
Masha Allah, very creative, and a fun way to teach children the importance of giving.
This sounds very interesting… I am hoping to do something this way over the weekend, InShaAllah…
What a great idea esp. love the lanterns! I have a 2.5 year old and I am starting to think about how to hype up Ramadan a bit at his level. Definitely your ideas are something to keep in mind for when he’s a bit older!
This is such a lovely idea for a fun activity for Ramadan. Thanks for sharing!
This is such a simple and beautiful way to make Ramadan more beneficial — with or without children! Thank you for this!
This is soo good. I’ve done the good deed jar with my sisters. Instead of marbles we wrote the deed down and add it to the jar. The advent calendar is an excellent idea will try that out soon.
Maha Allah so so creative. And also thank you for the printable. I have downloaded it & can’t wait to print it out ❤