Teach Kids About Ramadan

The month of Ramadan is fast approaching.  It is a time for Muslims young and old to participate in extra acts of worship and good will.  Whether you’re looking for ways to diversify your classroom or teach your kids the personal importance of Ramadan, here are some ways to talk about the month!


Phases of the Moon

The month of Ramadan begins with the sighting of a new moon.  This is the perfect opportunity to teach young kids the phases of the moon.  Take a look at this simple craft, for kids of any age!

Great ideas to teach kids about Ramadan!
(Taken from Preschool Crafts For Kids)

Mosque Diorama

During the month of Ramadan, men, women and children frequent their local mosques in the evening to break their fasts and attend nightly prayer service.  This presents the perfect opportunity to learn about the role and dynamics of a mosque.

Great ideas to teach kids about Ramadan!
(Taken from Sweet Fajr)
Great ideas to teach kids about Ramadan!
OR you could make this edible version.  Win-win my friends.  (Taken from Modest Munchies)

Good Deeds Jar

Ramadan is a time where good will is heavily encouraged.  Muslims believe that their deeds are more heavily weighed during the month of Ramadan, and it is meant to be a month of charity and giving amongst neighbors.  Try out this good deeds jar, which can be filled with all the wonderful deeds performed in a day, week or the month.  Alternatively, you could do a good deeds tree, with leaves added for every good deed!

Great ideas to teach kids about Ramadan!
(Taken from Multicultural Kids Blog)

Eid Countdown

The end of Ramadan is marked with Eid, a celebratory holiday.  Kids and adults alike look forward to gathering at their local mosques and celebrating with loved ones.  Here are some creative countdowns to Eid to try out:

Great ideas to teach kids about Ramadan!
This countdown includes little baggies filled with either activities or treats.  Kids can enjoy opening one bag a day to see what awaits them.  It gives them a good visual cue as to how many days of Ramadan have passed.  (Taken from Honey & Dates)
Great ideas to teach kids about Ramadan!
Alternatively, make a numbered countdown like this one.  Simply remove a numbered tag with each passing day.  (Taken from Imaginary Life)

Home Decor

It’s important to change your home up with some festive decor so that kids know that Ramadan is a significant time.  What will make this decor even more special, is if the kids actually have a hand in creating it!

Great ideas to teach kids about Ramadan!
I love these little sun-catcher lanterns! (Taken from Sweet Fajr)
Great ideas to teach kids about Ramadan!
An adorable Ramadan wreath.  (Taken from Pinterest

Here’s to a memorable Ramadan!

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