Things to with your children to make Ramadan special

September 5, 2008

RAMADAN CRAFTS

· For those with really want to be creative – create a Ramadan diorama.  Use a box (shoe box or larger) and have your child create a scene or scenes that represents what Ramadan means to them.  They can use construction paper, markers, crayons and any other creative materials to make this project.  Just have your child draw/create any background scene on the back of the box with construction paper or markers/crayons.  Then, arrange items in the box (scenes / items representing Ramadan) and glue them to the box.  Supplies needed – paper and a printer (if you desire).  Crayons and/or markers; paste or glue; tape; pipe cleaners; cotton balls, anything you can think of!

· Create a Ramadan Wind Sock – just for fun!  Supplies needed:  A cylindrical cardboard oatmeal box, construction paper, crepe paper streamers, glue, string, scissors, hole punch.  Cut the bottom off a cylindrical cardboard oatmeal box.  Cover the box with construction paper (any colors you like).  Write on the box “Welcome Ramadan” or “Ramadan”  or “Blessed Ramadan” or any other saying you would like.  Cut some crepe paper streamers and glue or staple them to one end of the wind sock.  Punch four holes along the top of the wind sock.  Cut two pieces of string about a foot long.  Tie the strings to the wind sock (tie the opposite ends of a string to holes on opposite sides of the cylinder).  Tie a longer piece of string to the smaller pieces – you’ll hang the wind sock from this piece of string.  Hang your wind sock from your window or porch.  Obviously, you can also do this for Eid.

· Have your child create their own Ramadan book.  You can use construction paper or plain paper 8 1/2 x 11.  On each page draw/print out items related to Ramadan – such as “Surah’s I have learned” and “Hadith I have learned” and “Good Deeds I have done.”  You can have them do this project each year so they can remember the milestones they have reached each year.  I would also recommend having a page regarding things they would like to improve/work on in the coming year as well

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