Crafty Ramadhan’s Weekly Picks: {July 23-29, 2012}

It’s time for the Crafty Ramadhan Weekly Update although a bit later in the week than usual!

We have our usual reminders plus a new one for ‘Eid, a poem about Allah + activities, cute printable calendars, some toddler activities for Ramadhan, and more.

Enjoy!

REMINDERS_____________________________________________

[♦] Count Down -— There are about 27-ish days until ‘Eid ul-Fitr 1433 A.H. (19-ish Aug 2012) insha’Allah.

[♦] Drink Water  -— Keep making up for lost fluids by drinking plenty of water after breaking your fast! Remind your family members and friends too.   Continue Reading → Getting Enough Water & Signs of Dehydration.

[♦] Let Them Play —

Al-Rubay’ bint Mu’awwidh – Allah be pleased with her – said while describing how the Prophet – Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – told them to fast ‘Âshûrâ:

We used to make toys out of dyed wool for the children and keep them with us so if the children asked us for food we would give them the toys to distract them until they completed their fast.  —  Sahîh Muslim. A similar narration is also in Sahîh Al-Bukhârî.

Al-Nawawî states in his commentary on Sahîh Muslim:
In this narration we are shown that children should be trained to do acts of obedience and made used to doing worship; although they are not legally bound.

Source: Sayingsofthesalaf.net — Training children for worship

SCHOLASTIC RAMADHAN_____________________________________________

[♦] Islam4Kids: Who is Allah —

During Ramadhan and at all times, we pray only to Allah and ask only Him for help. Here is a poem to teach children about Allah.

There are several ways to turn this poem into an activity.

1. Create an Autobiography Storyboard Book
Visit the Autobiography Storyboard page for the complete instructions.

2. Write an Autobiographical Poem
Use this lesson plan (Teachervision: poetry lesson plan) as a guide to writing an autobiographical poem. Title the poem, “Allah Made Me”.

3. Create an “About” Foldable Cube
Print the poem. Have the child circle several items mentioned in the poem. This can be things Allah has made, things we can see, etc.

Then have the child find or draw pictures of  some of the items on the list (as long as they are not living beings).

Visit the All About Cube page to print the cube template and learn how to put the cube together.

4. Create an “Who Made Me” Foldable Cube
Using the above mentioned poem, have the child make a project reminding them that it is Allah who made them.

Visit the Foldable Standing Cube Activity: Who Is Allah page for complete instructions.


CRAFTY RAMADHAN_____________________________________________

[♦]  Printable Graphic Calendars

Maybe you need a small Ramadhan calendar for your work space, desk, or wall. We think you will love these!

One of the calendars even stands on a tabletop!

Visit the page, Printable Graphic Calendars to get your calendar.

[♦] Focus for Fidgeters

This is not so much of a craft as it is a Ramadhan survival tip.

It involves sculpting clay and excess energy.

Visit the page, Toys for Fidgeters: Clay Activity for all the instructions and printables.

[♦] Pocket Stars Activity and Craft

This is an early literacy game as well as an exercise activity.

Young children ages 0 to 5 can develop their narrative skills with this moon and star themed activity that is appropriate for Ramadhan.

Visit the page, Pocket Stars Activity for the complete instructions.

RAMADHAN PREPAREDNESS______________________________________

[♦] Over at Ramadhan Planner

We’ve reached week #5 of our Flylady missions, and getting bedrooms ready for Ramadhan,  recipes, audio about Ramadhan,  and more . . . Ramadhan Planner’s Weekly Updates

Images: OpenClipartLibrary, Clker, WPClipart5

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