Sunday, June 28, 2015

Ramadan with Kids

This Ramadan one of my goals is to really focus on the kids.  To make it special and beneficial inshaAllah.  We are spending this Ramadan with cousins, so alhamdulillah we have more kids around plus all the kids are older and able to comprehend more.
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 :)

1 comment:

  1. My daughter really enjoyed the workshop! She particularly liked the skit and couldn't stop talking about it :) JazakAllah Khair, Also nice seeing you guys yesterday! :) Loving the blog design, and the Ramadan posts mashaAllah :D