As Ramadan approaches, I started to think about ways to engage my children in this wonderful month. For those of you who may not know, Ramadan is a holy month for Muslims around the world, in which they fast during day time hours and engage in extra worship. While coming up with this basket I wanted to:
Make this month special for my kids, and
Ensure that they were engaged in something fun & beneficial
This way, I could have some time to reflect and pray without the guilt of having bored children. A kids Ramadan basket serves as both an exciting gift to mark the commencement of the month, as well as a little chest of activities to be worked on as the month progresses. Read on to see what I included in my kids’ Ramadan basket!
*Note: This basket was curated for ages ranging from 4-8 years old.
Crafts & Activities
Prayer Mat Coloring Page
Ramadan Math Package
Ramadan & Fasting Activity Book
Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns
Bonus: Our Ramadan Calendar
This year I decided to make my daughter’s Ramadan calendar. Once I found the boxes (pictured below) at Michaels, the rest just flowed, with some inspo from pinterest of course. I plan on hanging this little calendar on our wall along with our other Ramadan decor. I’ll fill the little boxes with good deed tasks, reminders and treats for her. If you’re part of my mailing list, you would have received the labels I used as a free download (a preview is available below).