MashaAllah alhamdulillah, there are so many resources online that I really had to use minimal brain power, just looked around and collected things I liked. I made a spreadsheet of the stuff I liked and have been trying to do an activity a day.
The day before Ramadan, I made charts for the kids to track the amount of hours they manage to fast, and rakat they managed to pray. This was my own idea. I just made charts in a word document.
A family friend went to Makkah a while ago and brought back musalahs for the boys. I saved them for a special occasion, wrapped them in ribbon and gave it to them the night Ramadan began. We also hung lights in the boys room.
We made a Ramadan banner for the kicthen, along with a number banner to first count down til Ramadan began, and now that its here, were counting the days.
We added our Ramadan Advent Calendar, which was purchased from Handmade Beginnings a few years back. I wrote different challenges to put in each pocket, such as smiling more, praying salahs all on time, giving money in sadaqah etc.
A friend and I conducted a Welcome Ramadan Workshop for kids and we got them to make Ramadan banners for their doors.... Here's Yusuf's.
|A shot from the workshop|
All the kids made personalized Iftar placemats which has the dua for breaking fast.
I am totally drawing a blank as to which blog I got these from, but it you search pinterest you can find the printout on its own. InshaAllah if I remember I will post the original blog it came from to give that sister due credit :)
I found small jars at the dollar store, and bought decorative jewels for each child. We made good deed jars so whenever the kids feel they did a good deed, they come tell a parent and get a jewel. InshaAllah once the jars are filled they can get a treat :)