Ramadan is just around the corner and Muslims all around the world are preparing for it excitedly. A good way to involve your kids in Ramadan Preparations is to get them into Ramadan Activities and Ramadan Crafts. This is exactly how i keep my daughter busy and interested during Ramadan with a Ramadan Craft. Using Ramadan activities and crafts you can easily incorporate the values attached with this holy month of blessings. For those of you who don’t know much about Ramadan and Eid here is a brief introduction. Also while you are here don’t forget to download my FREE (CLICK HERE): Ramadan Activity: My First Roza Record Book
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 is depending on the sighting of the moon. The Muslims do not follow the Georgian Calendar. In fact they follow the lunar year.
Once Ramadan starts, Muslims should not eat or drink between sunrise and sunset. This usually continues for thirty days, but sometimes twenty-nine 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 the 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.
Now without wasting more time, let’s get into the fun and exciting Ramadan spirit and start with out Ramadan Craft of the Week. Please be sure to check back with us every week for more fun and exciting Ramadan Crafts and Ramadan Activities.
Ramadan Craft Good Deeds Bag
So to get my daughter in the Ramadan Spirit i decided to make this exciting Ramadan Craft Good Deeds Bag. After the main purpose of Ramadan is to do good deeds and get tons of reward. When i shared my idea of the Good Deeds bag with my daughter she is instantly excited.
Materials Required For Ramadan Craft Good Deeds Bag
- Glitter sheets A4 Size (Silver and Blue)
- Mosque layout (printable)
How To Make Ramadan Craft Good Deeds Bag
1. Take the blue glitter sheet and cut it in half.
2. Paste the blue glitter sheet on the silver sheet. Its IMPORTANT that you paste only the edges of the blue glitter sheet as shown in the picture below. Because you want to create a pocket for the good deed notes.
3. To decorate the pocket you need to print out the Mosque template and trace it on the silver glitter sheet. Cut out the mosque and paste it on the blue glitter pocket.
4. Cut out blue moon and stars from the blue glitter sheet and paste them on the silver one for a pretty effect.
5. Your pretty Ramadan Craft Good Deeds Bag is ready now.
Hope you enjoy making this easy and simple Ramadan Craft with your kids. It will help encourage them to do good deeds and place them in the bags. My daughter has pasted hers right next to her bed on her wall. Everyday she adds new good deed notes to it. If you enjoyed making this Ramadan Craft and do check out our fun collection of 10 Minute Unicorn Crafts For Kids and 10 Best Mermaid Crafts as well.
Happy Crafting With Us!
*Ramadan Information was take from different websites and personal knowledge.*