Crafty Ramadhan: Weekly Picks {1435/2014 ‘Eid Special}

REMINDERS_____________________________________________

«Drink Water»

Make up for lost fluids lost due to the hot weather . . . drink plenty of water! Remind your family members and friends too.   Continue Reading → Getting Enough Water & Signs of Dehydration.

PARTY & PLAY TIME_____________________________________________

flag 5Party Food Flags  .:.   Stick these flags in cupcakes, cake slices, fruit cups, and other sweet treats.
There’s a set for boys and girls. {HERE}
 

Party Vault — More from our Archives

You will find fun printables to make your bash a success insha’Allah. {HERE}


circlesHandMade Toy: Game of Toss  .:.  This is a good game for children to play during Ramadhan or on even at an ‘Eid party.

{HERE} NEW 2014!


thunderbolt Thunderbolts   .:.  Both boys and girls will love playing with this easy hand-made paper toy.

But they will a high place to toss it from!

{HERE} NEW 2014!


whirligigHandMade Toy: Paper Whirligigs .:.   There are so many uses for paper. And hand-made toys are a perfect use. This old-fashioned toy can be made of common wrapper paper cut in the form of spirals.

{HERE} NEW 2014!

 

SCHOLASTIC RAMADHAN_____________________________________________

blank storyboard‘Eid-al-Fitr Storyboard .:. 

What are some of the things that people do when they feel excited (or even nervous) about something?

Parents, use this to talk about ‘Eid.

Get this {HERE}


 

eid list poem lp ‘Eid List Poem Lesson Pack  .:.  Here is a lesson plan to guide students to write a list poem about Eid using the word Eid, or Eid Mubarak.

The lesson includes a shape book where students write and illustrate their poem.

Get this poem lesson {HERE}


Academic Vault — More on {‘Eid al-Fitr & I’tikaf} from our Educational Archives

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Eid Lapbooks

  • Eid Lapbook {HERE} from Seeking Knowledge from Cradle to Grave
  • TJ Ramadhan Eid ul Fitr Lapbook/Learning Pack {HERE}

Cute ‘Eid Stories from Real Life

  • Eid Baskets {HERE}
  • Eid Mubarak 1430 {HERE}

 

CRAFTY RAMADHAN_____________________________________________

fruit paintHow to Make Fruit & Veggie Paints  .:. Did you know that fruits and vegetables make excellent paints? Well they do!

We found several tutorials online to help you and your little ones make their own paints for those wonderful ‘Eid cards and crafts.

{HERE} NEW 2014!


Craft Vault — Crafts from our Archives

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  • Tissue Paper Stained Glass for Eid
  • Eid Spring Card Craft
  • Tissue Paper Tassel Banner
  • Paper Doily Eid Banner
  • Curling Ribbon Tassel

and more {HERE}!

 

RAMADHAN PREPAREDNESS______________________________________

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. . . Ramadhan Planner’s Weekly Updates

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Crafty Ramadhan: Weekly Picks {1435 / July 6, 2014}

REMINDERS_____________________________________________

«Drink Water»

Make up for lost fluids lost due to the hot weather . . . drink plenty of water! Remind your family members and friends too.   Continue Reading → Getting Enough Water & Signs of Dehydration.

PLAY TIME_____________________________________________

Oh yeah! We’ve added some new fun this year!

Crayon line artCrayon Line Art  .:.   This fun drawing activity will keep them busy thinking, planning, and coloring!

{HERE} NEW 2014!


pipe cleaner arabesquePipe Cleaner Play  .:.  Kids will have endless hours of imaginative fun turning pipe cleaners into something wonderful!

{HERE} NEW 2014!


paper helicopter finishedPaper Helicopter  .:.  All children will love this paper toy! It’s a project from the book The American Boy Handy Book, published 1919! We updated the lingo in our version.

{HERE} NEW 2014!


Play Time Vault—Fun from our Archives

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  •  Coloring Pages – Hours of coloring joy! {HERE}
  • Healthy Snacks Maze – Make the right snack choices to get out of the maze {HERE}

«Let Them Play»

We used to make toys out of dyed wool for the children . . . to distract them until they completed their fast.  Sahih Muslim —  Al-Rubay’ bint Mu’awwidh – Allah be pleased with her (Source: Sayingsofthesalaf.net — Training children for worship)

SCHOLASTIC RAMADHAN_____________________________________________

example shape poem triangleRamadhan-Themed Shape Poem {Tutorial}  .:. A fun but academic lesson plan that teaches how to write shape poems about Ramadhan for your budding poet; it includes printable shapes. HERE}


Academic Vault — More from our Educational Archives

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  • Ramadhan/Eid Activity Book  .:.  A generous (75 page) activity book that includes math, reading, and other academic areas all focused on Ramadhan. {HERE}
  • SmartArk Ramadhan Flash Cards  .:. A set of cutesy printable flash cards for free. They can be used for so many activities and games. {HERE}
  • Cultivating Good Manners  .:.  A lesson plan about good and bad manners based on a section of an article titled, “Important Lessons Learnt from Ramadhan” and includes two (2) art projects. {HERE}
  • Ramadhaan Curricula .:. Get some good ideas to develop curriculum (a plan for educational interaction with your student-children) from this sister’s advice.  {HERE}

A Planning Form

Weekly Lesson Planning FormDo you need a way to outline and write down what you want to do educationally for the week?

We think this weekly activities printable will help you organize your plans for your children.

Here you go: Weekly Activity and Lesson Plan  {HERE}

 

CRAFTY RAMADHAN_____________________________________________

matching craft sticks finishedCraft/Game Combo Activity  .:. The Craft Sticks Matching Game is both a craft and a game. NEW! 2014

{HERE}

 


Craft Vault — Crafts from our Archives

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  • Robot Ramadhan Mubarak Mobile  {HERE}
  • Ramadhan Paper Chains {HERE}
  • Ramadhan Mubarak Mobiles {HERE}
  • Muslim Girl and Boy Paper Doll {HERE}

 

RAMADHAN PREPAREDNESS______________________________________

Over at Ramadhan Planner

. . . Ramadhan Planner’s Weekly Updates

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Crafty Ramadhan: Weekly Picks {1435 / Jun 27, 2014}

We have our usual reminders, plus a planning form and writing prompts, and some crafts using cereal boxes and lunch sacks.

Enjoy!

REMINDERS_____________________________________________

«Drink Water»

Make up for lost fluids lost due to the hot weather . . . drink plenty of water! 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 ‘Ashura:

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.  —  Sahih Muslim. A similar narration is also in Sahih Al-Bukhari.

Al-Nawawi states in his commentary on Sahih 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_____________________________________________

aqua bodiesWater: Healthy Hydration Lessons & Activity Pack

Fasting, especially during the summer months, require that we pay attention to our intake of fluids.

We found some activities on the web that teach the importance of water to the human body. The lessons are geared toward children ages 8 – 12 but can be modified for those who are younger.

It may be easier to teach this just before Ramadhan when it’s easier to talk about food and water while no one is fasting.

Go {HERE} to print these activities. NEW! 2014

 


Help for Planning this Month’s Activities

Weekly Lesson Planning FormOver the years, we have developed some guides, lessons, and activities we think will help you come up with some plans for your children during Ramadhan.

To get started, try these pages:Ramadhan Writiing Prompts

 Weekly Activity and Lesson Planning Form  |  Ramadhan Activity Planner Guide & Forms  |  Bulletin Boards/Display Wall

And for pre-Ramadhan activities, try these:

Ramadhan Storyboards  |  Ramadhan Lapbooks | Ramadhan Writing Prompts

You will find them in one compact post from last year {HERE}.

 

CRAFTY RAMADHAN_____________________________________________

Recycled/Upcycled Crafts

Envelope Bookmark

Envelope Bookmark

We had so much fun last year making things out of cereal  boxes,brown paper bags, etc. We have more recycled crafts:

Envelope Book Mark {HERE} NEW! 2014

Corner Bookmarks {HERE}

Egg Carton Mancala {HERE}

Spool Knitter {HERE}


Previous Posts

Look through archives for more crafts and activities!

RAMADHAN PREPAREDNESS______________________________________

Over at Ramadhan Planner

. . . Ramadhan Planner’s Weekly Updates

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Crafty Ramadhan’s Weekly Picks {1434 / Jul 7-13, 2013}

We have our usual reminders, plus a planning form and writing prompts, and some crafts using cereal boxes and lunch sacks.

Enjoy!

REMINDERS_____________________________________________

Count Down -— There are about 1-ish day until Ramadhan 1434 A.H. (10 Jul 2013) insha’Allah.

Drink Water  -— Make up for lost fluids lost due to the hot weather . . . drink plenty of water! 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_____________________________________________

 Weekly Activity and Lesson Planning Form

Weekly Lesson Planning FormUse this form to plan what you will do for the week. There is plenty of writing space. We’re sure you will love using it!

Download the Weekly Ramadhan Lesson Activity Plan Form to print this helpful tool.

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Ramadhan Writiing PromptsRamadhan Writing Prompts

We’ve developed a set of writing prompts this year. Writing prompts are ideas to write about. These prompts center around some aspect of Ramadhan or Islam.

Parents, this is a no-brainer for you as you don’t have to think of a single topic to assign; it’s all been done for you.

If your children are in the pre-writing stage, have them respond to the prompts verbally..

Download the Ramadhan Writing Prompts page for this activity.

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CRAFTY RAMADHAN_____________________________________________

1434/2013 Theme: Recycled/Upcycled Crafts

We hope you and your family have lots of fun turning ordinary materials into useful crafts. Start by saving cereal and other product boxes, bottles caps, paper, etc.

Recycled Calendar {Up-cycled Cereal Box} HERE

Clothes Pin Calendar {Up-cycled Cereal Box} HERE

Wall Decals Ramadhan Calendar HERE

Tab Top Banner {Up-cycled Paper Sack} HERE

3-Sided Lantern Banner {Up-cycled Paper Bag} HERE

Gift Card Banner {Up-cycled Cardboard} HERE

Previous Posts

Look through archives for more crafts and activities!

RAMADHAN PREPAREDNESS______________________________________

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. . . Ramadhan Planner’s Weekly Updates

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Drink Water -—  Making up for lost fluids. Drink plenty of water! Remind others. Read Getting Enough Water & Signs of Dehydration →

Crafty Ramadhan’s Weekly Picks: {May 2, 2012}

TODAY’S HEADLINES …

For the week ending Saturday May 5, 2012 . . .

Count Down —  There are about 80 days until Ramadhan 1433 A.H. (Jul 2012) insha’Allah. It is not too early to start thinking about Ramadhan and planning for it.

Make Ups   Keep making up your missed days from the last Ramadhaan! Remind your family members and friends as well.

Do it while the days are still short(er) and the weather is still cool! Come up with a plan and stick to it the best you can.

Ramadhan Cleaning —  A blank Spring Cleaning Checklist [pdf] and completed tasklists for your Clean Ramadhaan routine. Schedule cleaning session dates and times in your planner. Continue reading →

Ramadhan Banners

 Triangular Flag Banner
Made with scrap book paper. 
Continue reading →

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Round Falstaff Festival Banner
Instructions and printable templates.
Continue reading →

More banners, crafts, lessons, and printables coming soon, insha’Allah!

QUICK READS________________________________________________________

The Rulings Pertaining to Making up the Fast. Whoever breaks his fast or is unable to fast during Ramadhaan due to an Islaamically permissible reason, then he is required to make up for this day; such as the one whose … Continue reading →

The Wisdom & Benefits behind Fasting. Fasting has an amazing effect in preserving one’s outer limbs and inner capacities as well as protecting the soul from being overtaken by destructive components which can ruin and destroy it. Continue reading →

LISTENING IN___________________________________________________________________ 

Menses at the start of Maghrib adhan . . .

          Would her fasting be counted or not? Click to Listen →


QUESTION & ANSWER____________________________________________________________

Question: If a person had one fast from Ramadhaan to make up, is it permissible for him to fast on a Friday?

Response: It is permissible for a Muslim to fast on a Friday if he is making up a fast from Ramadhaan, even if it is just one day.

And with Allaah lies all the success, and may Allaah send prayers and salutations upon our Prophet Muhammad (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) and his family and his companions.

The Permanent Committee for Islaamic Research and Verdicts
FatwaBase

A LOOK AHEAD___________________________________________________________

Craft: Ramadhan Banner

Ramadhan Banner

This Ramadhan banner is perfect décor to help children feel the specialness of the Month
of Fasting in a fun and inviting way.

Banner, Calendar, Prayer Schedule, Dua for Breaking Fast

Banner, Calendar, Prayer Schedule, Dua for Breaking FastRamadhan Banner

Supplies:

  • colored card stock or paper
  • scissors or decorative scissors/pinking shears
  • utility knife
  • ribbon, 1/8-inches wide, about 4 yards – match to card stock color
  • pushpins
  • crepe paper streamers to match card stock and ribbon (optional)

Instructions:

1. Download the Ramadhan Banner Template here. Decide if you want the letters only, or a combination of  letters, numbers, and motifs.  There are 2 motif designs in the template (page 4 and 5). It’s better to choose only one motif to keep the banner design consistent.  You can print out multiple copies of the motif  pages that you decide to use.

rplanner 048 2. Print the pages that match your selection onto colored card stock or paper. Cut out along the circular line. Use decorative scissors or pinking shears to give letters a decorative edge.

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3. Use a utility knife to cut two vertical slits near top of circle. Then, arrange letters into words and design. String letters together by threading ribbon  through slits. It helps to put tape on one end of the ribbon to help it slide through the cut.

Hang banner in a corner or between opposite walls with pushpins. Hang in one or two rows. Use crepe paper streamers as additional decorations.

Would love to see your pics of this.