We are now in the month of Ramadan where Muslims across the globe will be going without food and water as a way of reminding ourselves to be grateful for our blessings, this is also a time for more prayers, introspection, charity and service. To get in the spirit of Ramadan and Eid- ul- Fitr the parenting team have complied a list of fun Ramadan activities for children, that are great to keep or can be gifted to family and friends.
Follow these four simple steps to create some Ramadan bunting!
- Draw a template of a moon crescent, stars and lanterns on some thick card.
- Use these templates to draw around on different coloured glitter card.
- Cut out shapes and connect to ribbon
- Hang around the home
For a step-by-step guide on how to make this amazing card click here!
You will need very basic jewellery supplies, including string and beads to create your necklace, if you don’t have any to hand, try using pasta and a string, which you can paint after!
Ramadan Marshmallow Crispy Treats
- English butter – 100 g (4 oz)
- Marshmallows – 100 g (4 oz)
- Toffee – 100 g (4 oz)
- Rice crispies – 100 g (4 oz)
- Gently melt the butter, toffee and marshmallows together in a saucepan – not a small one! Boil for 1-2 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and fold in the rice crispies
- Spread on to a buttered tin or flat surface lined with baking parchment or cling film and leave to set
- Cut into shapes using moon and start cutters
Eid Gift Hunt
First decide where the hunt will take place and set boundaries. Hide the Eid gifts according to the age group of the children. For older children you can use clues for them to investigate where the gifts have been hidden. Enjoy watching the children opening their finds!
Blessings in a Jar
Ask your children to draw or write three things they are grateful for each day and to put them in a jar. After Ramadan share with the family.
Keep a Journal
Ramadan is a time for setting good habits and doing as many good deeds as possible. Help kids keep a track of their good deeds by keeping a journal.
Ramadan Advent Calendar
To motivate children during Ramadan make a advent calendar with a hidden surprise behind each door. You can watch a video here on how to make a Ramadan advent calendar.
As we continue social distancing create some lovely memories with this selfie frame. You can watch a video here on how to make a selfie frame.
Follow these four simple steps to create some great looking Ramadan decorations.
- Paint paper plate gold and allow to dry
- Cut out the crescent of the moon and a star from the plate
- Connect a piece of string from the tip of the moon crescent and star point.
- With a glitter pen you can write Ramadan of any description you desire on the moon crescent.
Ramadan Snap/ Emoji Game
Ramadan is a good time to memorize parts of the Holy Quran. Help children learn the 99 names of Allah and their meaning by writing them out and playing a game of snap. Challenge your older children to name the prophets these emoji’s represent.
Please show us your creations and let us know if you have any other Ramadan activities for children ideas!