Special ‘Eid Post: Party Decor + 1 Poetry Lesson

Here are a few more activities for ‘Eid.
Click on any image for a close up view.

  Eid List Poem

Even a 4-year old can write one (with a little help from mom of course).

Use the Eid List Poem Lesson Plan.

  ‘Eid Paper Chain & Wrist Band

Making paper chains can also be a party activity. And they make cute bracelets too!

And just in case, here are printable Blank Paper Chain Templates.

Party Food Flags

Stick them in cupcakes, cake slices, fruit cups, and other sweet treats.

  Eid “Treat” Bag

Fill a brown paper lunch sack with a treat after decorating it.

  Curling Ribbon Tassel

A cute kid-friend tassel craft.

Enjoy your ‘Eid!

Special Post: Eid Craft Projects

Here are a few more crafty things to do for your ‘Eid party!

Tissue Paper Tassel Banner—Turn tissue paper into a festive decorative banner! The tassels are so easy that a 5-year-old can make them.

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Woven Eid Greeting—This woven mat under a frame cut out and decorated with an Eid greeting is both fun and easy for young children with some prep work from mom.

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Tissue Paper Tassel Banner—A fun festive look; Make and string tassels as a banner on it own or use with another banner.

Paper Doily Eid Banner—Another easy-to-do banner idea.

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Paper Candy Bags—A cute candy favor that is simple to make!

Crafty Ramadhan’s Weekly Picks: {Aug 13 – 20, 2012}

It’s time for the Crafty Ramadhan Weekly Update!

We have our usual reminders plus,

  • The last week of updates will focus on ‘Eid insha’Allah
    • Eid Spring Card
    • Two ‘Eid Stained Glass, one with tissue paper & the other with foil
    • ‘Eid candy decorations

Remember to click on any image to see it close up.

Enjoy!

REMINDERS_____________________________________________

Count Down -— There are about 5-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.

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Eid Lessons

Looking for ‘Eid lessons and activities?

Visit the Eid Lessons page!

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Yemen Links Eid Updates

The site Yemen Links has updated decorations this year. The sis has added Eid Party Invitations, do-it-yourself decorations, decorations in black and white that your child can color and hang.

Find out more here:

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Tissue Paper Stained Glass ‘Eid Decoration

A sister’s ‘Eid stained glass craft inspired me when I saw it posted to her blog last year.

The photo to the left is my take on her project. It uses clear contact paper and torn bits of tissue paper. It’s a lot of fun for children to make.

See the Tissue Paper Stained Glass for Eid page for the instructions and printables to make this.

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 ‘Eid Spring Card

Spring cards are so much fun to make. The finished card looks complicated but it’s not.

Here are photo of a masculine blue one that we recently did.

Visit the Eid Spring Card Craft page for this activity.

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Stained Glass Foil Craft

Does it seem like I’m stuck on stained glass or what?

This craft is really a lot of fun. It’s great for those who are really artistic and are attentive to details.

However, it can be easily adapted for any age and skill by choosing a design appropriate to a person’s abilities.

The finished project looks great on a wall or in a window.

Go to the ‘Eid Mubarak Stained Glass Foil Craft for this project.

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Eid Candy Dotty Decorations

This craft is super easy! And a bowlful at a party looks fun and festive!

Your kids will love making these and then eating them on ‘Eid insha’Allah!

If you want to see how to do this, visit the Eid Candy Dotty Decorations page.

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‘Eid Crafts Page

Did you know we have an entire page devoted to ‘Eid projects?

Some of the crafts and activities include banners, cards, activities, and more.

If you are looking for something to do with your children (or for yourself),try these links:

General Crafts for Eid

Paper Crafts for Eid

 

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Crafty Ramadhan’s Weekly Picks: {Aug 6 – 12, 2012}

It’s time for the Crafty Ramadhan Weekly Update!

We have our usual reminders plus,

  • The last 2 weeks of updates will focus on ‘Eid insha’Allah
    • Perfect and Worst ‘Eid Storyboards
    • ‘Eid Butterflies Storyboard
  • A catching activity and soap bubble game to keep them busy; ages toddlers and up
  • I’tikaf activity pack to be posted later in the week insha’Allah

Enjoy!

REMINDERS_____________________________________________

Count Down -— There are about 11-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

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 The Perfect ‘Eid Storyboard [Lesson Plan & Worksheets]

In this activity, students will write and illustrate their idea of the perfect ‘Eid.

Then they will generate a list of du’aa to ask Allah’s help to achieve a good ‘Eid.

Go to the Perfect ‘Eid Storyboard [Lesson Plan & Worksheets] page for this activity.

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The Worst ‘Eid Storyboard [Lesson Plan & Worksheets]

In this activity, students will write and illustrate their idea of the worst ‘Eid where things go wrong such as being late to the prayer.

Then they will generate a list of du’aa to ask Allah’s help to avoid an unpleasant ‘Eid.

Go to the Worst ‘Eid Storyboard [Lesson Plan & Worksheets] page for this activity.

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‘Eid Butterflies Storyboard

How do you feel now that ‘Eid is almost here? Are you excited? Or, are you nervous? Do you have butterflies in your stomach because ‘Eid is near?

Use the storyboard to draw a picture of your what butterflies feel like. Then write about it on the lines provided.

Go to the ‘Eid Butterflies Storyboard  page for this activity.

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Focus for the Fidgety: Catch a Falling Scarf

Supplies:
Old Scarf (or lightweight fabric or even paper towels)
Balloon (optional)

Instructions:
Find a scarf that you don’t mind children playing with.

Toss it in the air. Have children catch it as it floats down.
Allow the child to experiment tossing and catching on his own.
A variation of this activity is to toss the scarf back and forth with a partner.

Help the child to find creative ways to catch the falling scarf such as jumping up to catch it, snatching it from the air, or letting it fall into her hands.

Try turning on a fan and letting the air blow the scarf around after you toss it. But take care that children do not play with the fan.

Purpose:
Attempting to catch a ball yet missing the catch can undermine the confidence of a small child. However, a scarf moves slower than a ball, allowing a child to learn how to catch moving objects. Catching a scarf builds competency. It is also entertaining and a great way to get in some exercise, especially when the weather keeps everyone indoors.

Source: Learning Games for Children*

Soap Bubble Contest

Give each child with a bubble pipe. Prepare two basins (or bottles) of soap suds for the game.

Divide children into two groups, an even number in each.

Stretch a cord or rope at a medium height across the middle of the room.

Two children, one from each side, play at a time.

Each stands on his side, blows the bubble from the pipe and blows it toward the opposite side, and over the rope if he can.

If the bubble goes over the rope without breaking, he has won one point for his side, if not, his side has lost.

Score is kept as each set plays. The side that has the most points, wins, and surely deserves a prize.

Glycerine in the soap solution helps the bubbles to last longer.

Source: Games for Everybody by May C. Hofmann  (Project Gutenberg eBook)

Homemade Soap Bubble Solution Recipes

Homemade Bubble Solution

1 cup water
2 tablespoons light karo syrup or 2 tablespoons glycerin
4 tablespoons dishwashing liquid

Mix together and have fun!

Fancy Homemade Bubbles

1 cup water
2 tablespoons liquid detergent
1 tablespoon glycerin
1 teaspoon sugar

Mix all ingredients together until sugar dissolves.

Easy Homemade Bubbles

1/2 cup dish soap
1 1/2 cups water
2 teaspoons of sugar

Pour dish soap into a cup. Add the water then the sugar.
Gently stir your mixture. Avoid shaking or stirring bubbles too much.

Bubble Recipes: About.com

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