Crafty Ramadhan’s Weekly Picks: {July 1-7, 2012}

It’s time for the Crafty Ramadhan Weekly Update!

We have our usual reminders, and

  • part 3 of How to Create a Month of Ramadhan Activitie,
  • lantern and banner crafts, and more.

Enjoy!

REMINDERS_____________________________________________

[♦] Count Down -— There are about 19-ish days until Ramadhan 1433 A.H. (Jul 2012) insha’Allah.

[♦]  Make Up Fasts -— Keep making up your missed days! Remind family and friends as well.

[♦] Current Ramadhan Classes See the link to Ramadhan Planner below.

SCHOLASTIC RAMADHAN_____________________________________________

[♦] Part 3: How to Create a Month of Ramadhan Activities & Lessons

To read all of the steps and get all forms HERE.

Step 3 – This part of the process requires that you do the Ramadhan Detailed Activity & Lesson Planner (RDAP). It is a basic lesson plan.

This is where you provide all of the details necessary to completing an individual activity or lesson such as day and time of the activity, supplies, steps, etc.

You can even script out what you will say, do, questions you will ask, instructions to students, for example.  Detailed plans differ from one activity to another.

The activities for the RDEAP  come from your Daily Educational & Activity Planner.

The RDEAP can be done a week in advance, or the day before, or on even on the day your students/children do the activity.

At the end of the activity, make notes on how things went. What worked. What did not. Which parts did the children/students love the most. This will make doing this next year a whole lot easier.

Here is the example (remember, this is an example; it’s not real, not even the links)

Activity/Lesson: Ramadhan Calendar

Goal: We will do one calendar for the family. The calendar will go on the wall next to our Ramadhan bulletin board.

Time : 45 minutes

Supplies: glue, scissors, double stick tape, markers or crayons, electrical tape. File: Rlanfamily.wordpress/RamadhanCal-How-To for a pic

Prep:

Print calendar pieces (Ramadhan Calendar pdf) from website
Assemble materials & set up at the kitchen table
Make KWL chart: Tape a large piece of craft paper on the wall.

Step-by-Step Procedure:

Welcome children & seat them at the table. Tell them the activity name.

Discuss purpose of calendar (1 minute).

Make Ramadhan Calendar (30 minutes):

Aneesa & Khadjiah color and cut out numbers (15 each)
Muhammad colors and cut out titles
Everyone helps make calendar grid with electrical tape
Attach numbers and titles on the wall with double stick tape

Teacher: Be prepared to answer questions and help out.

Clean up (10 minutes)

Insha’Allah, this little guide has helped.

[♦] Welcome Ramadhan Coloring Books

A sister has created a set of printables to teach her children about the special month of Ramadhan before it begins . . . . Welcome Ramadan pre-school colouring book  and the same book for older children, “Welcome Ramadan” colouring work book.

[♦] Islam4Kids: Come Eat With Me

This story is on giving to others, especially when they are hungry . . . Come Eat With Me

CRAFTY RAMADHAN_____________________________________________

[♦] Ramadhan Gift Tag Banner —

Banners are a fun and creative way to let children know that Ramadhan is here.

Make each banner piece with the same design, or mix and match. Either way, you’ll be pleased with the results!

Go to Ramadhan Gift Tag Banner Tutorial NEW!

[♦] Arch-Top Paper Lantern —

Children love to make lanterns and pretend to go out in search of the moon at night.

Here is a paper lantern craft tutorial for them.

There are lots of photos for nearly each step of the process.

Go to Arch-Top Paper Lantern Tutuorial  NEW!

[♦] Direction of Salaah Compass Rose — 

In this activity, children will make a compass rose and label the different directions.

They will also indicate the direction of the Ka’bah from their location.

This is a great little project to go along with any work being done on the direction of prayer.

Go to the Ka’bah Direction Compass Rose NEW! 2012

RAMADHAN

PREPAREDNESS______________________________________

[♦] Ramadhan Goals for Kids: Part 1 — 

Practically benefitting from Ramadhaan should be divided into two categories: goals, and preparations . . . . Continue Reading

[♦] Over at Ramadhan Planner

We’ve reached week #4 of our Flylady missions, and getting bedrooms ready for Ramadhan,  recipes, audio about Ramadhan,  and more . . . Ramadhan Planner’s Weekly Updates

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Crafty Ramadhan’s Weekly Picks: {June 24-30, 2012}

It’s time for the Crafty Ramadhan Weekly Update!

  • Reminders
  • How to Create a Month of Ramadhan Activities — Part 2
  • Free Storyboard Lesson Plans
  • Ramadhan Planner Preparedness link out

Enjoy!

REMINDERS_____________________________________________

[♦] Count Down -— There are about 25 days until Ramadhan 1433 A.H. (Jul 2012) insha’Allah.

[♦]  Make Up Fasts -— Keep making up your missed days! Tell your family members and friends as well.

[♦] Current Ramadhan Classes See the link to Ramadhan Planner below.

SCHOLASTIC RAMADHAN_____________________________________________

[♦] Part 2: How to Create a Month of Ramadhan Activities & Lessons

Step 2 —  Choose at least 30 from the  Course of Study Planner that you filled out. This was step #1.

Fill in the Ramadhan Daily Educational & Activity Planner (RDEAP) with the selected activities.  Download the RDEAP Guide 1-page format, or the RDEAP Guide 2-page format.

Schedule one or more activities/lessons per day. Don’t worry about over planning.  And be open to doing an activity more than once, especially if it is a hit.

Here is an example:

Pre-Ramadhan Wed 8/4  Make Ramadhan calendar; Make countdown chain; Read 1 Juz (break up into five 20-min sessions)

Day 1 Thu 8/5 Make Ramadhan Mubarak mobile; Read 1 Juz (break up into five 20-min sessions);  Ramadhan Butterflies project

Day 2 Fri 8/6 Attend Jumuah; Read 1 Juz (break up into five 30-min sessions); Dehydration Lesson

The Ramadhan Course of Study Planner (RCOS Planner pdf) has to be filled out first, of course. Read all about that HERE.

Insha’Allah, we will go over Step 3 next week.

[♦] Training Children for Worship – 1) Al-Rubay’ bint Mu’awwidh said they used to distract children during Ramadhan; 2) Mistakes in training children for fasting . . .  Continue Reading

[♦] Islam4Kids: When The Kabah Was Built – This story is about how the great Ka’bah was built. We have to go far back in time – back to the period of Prophet Ibraaheem, ‘alayhis-salaatu was-salaam . . . When The Kabah Was Built

CRAFTY RAMADHAN_____________________________________________

https://rplanfamily.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/ramadhan-butterflies.png?w=191&h=253[♦] Ramadhan Butterflies Storyboard

How do you feel about the start of Ramadhan? Are you excited? Or, are you nervous? Do you have butterflies in your stomach?

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

Go to the Ramadhan Butterflies Storyboard NEW! 2012

[♦] The Perfect Ramadhan —

In this activity, students will write and illustrate their idea of the perfect Ramadhan. Then they will generate a list of du’aa to Allah to get their ideal Ramadhan.

Go to the The Perfect Ramadhan Storyboard [Lesson Plan & Worksheets] NEW! 2012

[♦] The Worst Ramadhan — 

In this activity, students will write and illustrate their idea of the worst Ramadhan. Then they will generate a list of du’aa to ask Allah’s help to avoid a bad Ramadhan.

Go to the  The Worst Ramadhan Storyboard [Lesson Plan & Worksheets] NEW! 2012

RAMADHAN PREPAREDNESS______________________________________

[♦] Unclutter for Ramadhan: A Project for Kids —  The objective is to have the family collect items around the house that are not being used, and give them away during the month of Ramadhaan to someone less fortunate.  Continue reading →

[♦] Over at Ramadhan Planner This week focuses on Flylady Week #3, Making the entrance to your home ready for Ramadhan,  PocketMod for clothing sizes and measurements, recipes, audio on illnesses during Ramadhan, current classes, and more . . . Ramadhan Planner’s Weekly Updates

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Crafty Ramadhan’s Weekly Picks: {June 17-23, 2012}

It’s time for the Crafty Ramadhan Weekly Update!

  • Flylady Ramadhan week 2
  • Free printable stationery
  • How to Create a Month of Ramadhan Activities
  • Ramadhan Newsletter; Inner Secrets of Fasting
  • 3 audio files covering fasting for beginners, vomiting, menses, and travel
  • Q & A on the social benefits of fasting, and age girls must begin fasting

Enjoy!

REMINDERS_____________________________________________

[♦] Count Down -— There are about 1 month and 3 days until Ramadhan 1433 A.H. (Jul 2012) insha’Allah.

[♦] Make Up Fasts -— Keep making up your missed days! Tell your family members and friends as well.

SCHOLASTIC RAMADHAN_____________________________________________

[♦] How to Create a Month of Ramadhan Activities & Lessons for Your Family

Step 1 — Ramadhan Course of Study Planner A month before Ramadhan is a good time to begin planning activities for the children/students.

Start with the Ramadhan Course of Study Planner (Download RCOS Planner pdf). Use this form to gather all of the resources available to you.

Write down which websites,  books, audio, video, surah/ayah #, hadith book and number, reference books, maps, worksheets, handouts, and projects you think your children/students will like. You probably won’t use all of them but it is better to have too much than not enough.

Insha’Allah, we will go over Step 2 next week.

[♦] How the Sahaabah Would Encourage Their Young Children to Fast – Shaykh ‘Uthaymeen . . .  Continue Reading

[♦] Islam4Kids: Poem and Fasting Du’aa . . . Fasting Tummy!

CRAFTY RAMADHAN_____________________________________________

[♦] Printable Shopping & To Do Lists {Stationary Sets}

The whole family should really enjoy these stationary sets we’ve designed! There are 6 different styles to choose from (so far).

Pick from either a robot, 2 types of flower hijabs, or 2 kinds of Islamic art. Each features an Arabic font. You will find these on handy-dandy paper wonders on the Stationary Printables page.

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ORGANIZED RAMADHAN_____________________________________________

[♦] FlyLady Ramadhan Missions & Mission Calendar
Print the 2012 Mission Calendar which lists each mission by date. Choose the PDF, or OpenOffice, or WebPage, or Google Docs version.

[♦] Flylady Missions for June 17 – 23
The missions are posted on the main Ramadhan Planner site: {June 17-23, 2012}

And here’s the link to a printable blank calendar:  Jun-Aug 2012 Calendar (pdf).  It’s great for planning purposes.

RAMADHAN READER________________________________________

[♦] The ARK Ramadhan 2005 Newsletter —   What to look forward to reading: Ramadhan has Arrived, Sh. Fawzaan; Don’t Let Timetables Stop You From Hastening to Break the Fast , Sh. Al-Albaani; Health Tips; Q/A; Praying Eid. Download a copy of Al Baseerah’s ARK 2005 (pdf).

[♦] The Inner Secrets of Fasting — by Imam Muwaffaq-ud-Deen Ibn Qudamaah Al-Maqdisee from the book Mukhtasar Minhaajul-Qaasideen.

“Know, that in the fast (Sawm) is a special quality that is not found in anything else. And that is its close connection to Allaah, such that He says . . .  “  Continue Readingdownload and print article (pdf) or read online at this link.

AUDIO RAMADHAN________________________________________

Will there be new fasters in your household this year? These previously recorded classes may just come in handy.

Plan a listening schedule for yourself. It really helps.

Audio by Dr. Saleh as Saleh, rahima-hullaah.  BioData

[♦] Fasting for Beginners #3 of 6: Quraan During Ramadan [27 Minutes]
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[♦] Ramadhan for Sisters — Vomiting, Menses, Post-Partum, Intro to Travel [47 Minutes]
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QUESTIONS________________________________________________

[♦] Question: When should a girl start fasting?
A girl reached the age of 12 or 13 years and the blessed month of Ramadhaan passed without her having fasted. Is there any sin upon her or her family? Is it upon her to fast and if she doesn’t then is she sinning?

[♦] Answer:  The girl becomes Islaamically bound with (the following) conditions: Islaam, sanity and puberty. Puberty is attained either by menstruation, or the excrement of discharge as a result of sexual desire, or having a wet dream if she saw the discharge, or the growth of thick hair around the front private part, or reaching the age of 15 years. So if this girl fulfilled the conditions of being legally bound by Islaam, fasting is obligatory upon her and it is a must that she makes up the fasts she left off while being at that age. And if one of the conditions are not fulfilled then there is nothing required of her.

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 (AbdurRahman.org)

[♦] Question: Does fasting have any social benefits?
Does every day on which the fast is performed in Ramadan require an intention, or is it sufficient to make one intention for the whole month?

[♦] Answer: Yes, it has social benefits. From them is the feeling people have that they are one nation eating at one time and fasting at one time. The wealthy one is cognizant of Allaah’s blessings and is sympathetic to the poor. Fasting lessens shaytaan’s treachery to the son of Aadam. In fasting there is piety of Allaah, and piety of Allaah strengthens the bonds between the individuals of the community.

Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen. Fataawa Ramadhaan – Volume 1, Page 37, Fatwa No.10; Fiqh al-’Ibaadaat libni ‘Uthaymeen – Page 170 (AbdurRahman.org)

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Crafty Ramadhan’s Weekly Picks: {June 10-16, 2012}

It’s time for the Crafty Ramadhan Weekly Update!

We’ve added some new articles about bulletin boards, and newly designed printable recipe cards! If FlyLady is your thing, you will like the missions related to Ramadhan. And there are of course, some audio lectures.

Enjoy!

REMINDERS_____________________________________________

[♦] Count Down -— There are about 1 month and 10 days until Ramadhan 1433 A.H. (Jul 2012) insha’Allah.

[♦] Make Up Fasts -— Keep making up your missed days! Tell your family members and friends as well.

CRAFTY RAMADHAN_____________________________________________

[♦] Creative & Crafty Bulletin Board Alternatives
We’ve posted about bulletin boards before. But not like this! Check out these 4 great BB articles! The first one is my favorite, especially if you don’t have the money to purchase a board.

  • How to Make a Fabric Wall Bulletin Board
    Sisters, we know you want a beautiful and spacious bulletin boards for Ramadhaan. We also know you don’t want to spend a lot of money. We have a solution that we think you will love! Continue Reading
  • What To Put On A Bulletin Board Display
    You’ve decided you want a display wall for ramadhan. But what goes on it? Here are a few creative ideas on what to include on your bulletin board/wall display.  Continue Reading
  • How To Plan a Bulletin Board
    What is it you want to accomplish with the board?  What kinds of information do you plan to put on it? How much space do you have for a bulletin board? Hopefully you will have a plan after this. Continue Reading
  • Creative Bulletin Board Trim and Borders
    Styling your Ramadhan bulletin board can be fun with a little bit of imagination! Here are some pretty awesome ideas pulled together from around the Web. Continue Reading
  • Sample Bulletin Boards — You will also find some real-life Ramadhan bulletin boards on a previous post, {May 9, 2012}

ORGANIZED RAMADHAN_____________________________________________

[♦] Printable Recipe Cards

Home cooks will probably like these printable recipe cards. There’s even a design for boys!

These 4 x 6 recipe cards have lines to write your favorite recipe and recipe title. It also has space for your halal ingredient list. And they feature a special design in the corner.

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Recipe Card for Girls

Download Lilac Hijab (pdf)

Print onto card stock.

Cut out along dotted lines.

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Recipe Card for Boys

Download Robot Chef (pdf)

Print onto card stock.

Cut out along dotted lines.

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Recipe Card for All

Download Islamic Corner (pdf)

Print onto card stock.

Cut out along dotted lines.

[♦] FlyLady Ramadhan Missions & Mission Calendar
We start Flylady Ramadhan this week! Print the 2012 Mission Calendar which lists each mission by date. It’s on Google docs/drive this year. Choose from the PDF version, or OpenOffice version, or WebPage version, or Google Docs version. Lots of choices!  [links fixed 6/13]

[♦] Flylady Missions for June 10-16
You will find the missions posted on the main Ramadhan Planner site: {June 10-16, 2012}

And if you did not print the blank calendar from last week, here’s the link:  Jun-Aug 2012 Calendar (pdf).  It’s great for planning purposes.

RAMADHAN READER________________________________________

[♦] Fruits of Ramadhaan —   Many of us overlook this bounty and are thus left with an incomplete depiction of Ramadan, often viewing it as a month to get oneself into shape!! Or rigidly describing it as a training program teaching self-restraint.  Most importantly . . .  To continue reading, download and print article (pdf) or read online at this link.

AUDIO RAMADHAN________________________________________

Will there be new fasters in your household this year? These previously recorded classes may just come in handy.

Plan a listening schedule for yourself. It really helps.

Audio by Dr. Saleh as Saleh, rahima-hullaah.  BioData

[♦] Fasting for Beginners #1 of 6: Quraan During Ramadan [22 Minutes]
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[♦] Ramadhan for Sisters — Menses Start During Fasting Day [2 Minutes]
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QUESTIONS________________________________________________

[♦] Question: Is the fast invalidated by tasting food?
Does every day on which the fast is performed in Ramadan require an intention, or is it sufficient to make one intention for the whole month?

[♦] Answer:   Tasting food does not invalidate the fast, if a person does not swallow it. But you should not do it unless there is a need for it; and in this situation, if any of it enters the stomach without your intending it, then your fast in not invalidated. — Shaykh Muhammad bin Saalih al-`Uthaymeen,  Fatwa Islam

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Crafty Ramadhan’s Weekly Picks: {June 6-9, 2012}

It’s time for the Crafty Ramadhan Weekly Update!

This week’s update will be short. This is because after today, weekly updates will happen on Sunday’s instead of Wednesday’s. So look for another update in a few days insha’Allah.

Today you will find a printable calendar for Jun-Aug 2012, card stock crafting tips, some crafting resources, and a question/answer on Ramadhan competitions.

Enjoy!

REMINDERS_____________________________________________

Count Down -— There are about 44 days (about a month and a half) until Ramadhan 1433 A.H. (Jul 2012) insha’Allah. Plan! Plan! Plan! Plan!

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

CRAFTY RAMADHAN_____________________________________________

Help! I Don’t Have Card Stock for This Craft Project! 
Card stock templates make paper crafting easy. However, sometimes, you just don’t have card stock although a particular craft calls for it. What should you do? There are some great free substitutions such as, Continue reading →

Shape Book Resource
Will you be paper crafting with your children this Ramadhan? You will probably like this extensive Shape Book Patterns webpage.

How to Make a Field Journal
If you are looking for instructions to make a book then use this one, Making Field Journals. This simple book-making technique can be used for a variety of projects.

ORGANIZED RAMADHAN_____________________________________________

Printable 3-Month Calendar
We have reached the point when a blank calendar is handy. Download the Jun-Aug 2012 Calendar (pdf). It’s great for planning purposes.

We will be sharing our customary calendar complete with all the Ramadhan dates as we get closer to Ramadhan insha’Allah.

AUDIO LOUNGE________________________________________________

Are Ramadhaan competitions permissible?

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