Ramadan is right around the corner. And Muslims all around the world are starting preparations for the blessed month. It is an exciting time in the Muslim world! And many kids will be keeping their first roza (fast)!!!! So many many congratulations to those brave kids. Now to keep your little one busy on their first roza ever, I have come up with the best ramadan activity ever! My First Roza Record Book and its FREE. It has 5 pages of fun. You can DOWNLOAD your free copy by using the DOWNLOAD button given at the bottom of the page.
Now for those of you who do not know much about Ramadan and Fasting here is a quick and interesting introduction.
What is Ramadan?
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, during which Muslims fast or do not eat or drink during the daytime. Ramadan starts on a slightly different date everywhere and this is depending on the sighting of the moon. The Muslims do not follow the Georgian Calendar. In fact they follow the lunar year based on the cycle of the moon.
Once Ramadan starts, Muslims should not eat or drink between sunrise and sunset. This usually continues for 29 or 30 days. If you want to learn more about Ramadan For Kids do checkout https://kids.kiddle.co/Ramadan its an excellent site for kids.
Why do Muslims Fast?
Fasting is one of the 5 fundamental pillars of Islam. The holy book of Muslims, Quran was revealed during the month of Ramadan. Fasting is supposed to teach Muslims about patience and spiritual things. It is a time for Muslims to think about how the poor and homeless suffer without lots of food, it helps Muslims to be more obedient, and less greedy. During Ramadan, Muslims ask to be forgiven for their sins, and they pray for help in stopping them from doing bad things.
Activities Performed During Ramadan
- Zakat and sadqa (Giving charity to the poor)
- Taraweh (Special prayers at night time)
- Reading the Quran
- Staying humble and doing good deeds
When the Ramadan month ends after 29 or 30 days (depending on the lunar cycle), the Muslims all over the world celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr (Festival of the breaking of the fast).
What is Eid-ul-Fitr?
On Eid-ul-Fitr it is prohibited to fast. Muslims wake up early in the morning and dress up in pretty clothes and go for Eid Namaz (Prayers). They celebrate by inviting each other over and having lunches and dinner together. The elders of the family give Eidi (money) as a gift to the young kids of the family. Gift exchanges also take place. It is a day of true celebrations.
Ramadan Activity: My First Roza Record Book
Things included in this 5 page Free Ramadan Activity book are:
- Title Page
- My First Roza Date and Time
- Food I ate
- Good Deeds list and Salah list
- Coloring page
It’s a sweet little book that your child would like to keep as a memory of their first fast ever! The ramadan activities in My First Roza Record book will keep your little one busy and occupied during the fasting hours. So what are you waiting for download it right now for free and enjoy! Also be sure to check out my Ramadan Craft Good Deeds Bag for some added fun!
Happy Printing and Crafting With Us and Ramadan Kareem!
Note: Free images are used to make this booklet.