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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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______________________________________

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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______________________________________

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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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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: {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.

SCHOLASTIC RAMADHAN_____________________________________________

Eid Lessons

Looking for ‘Eid lessons and activities?

Visit the Eid Lessons page!

CRAFTY RAMADHAN_____________________________________________

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

 

RAMADHAN PREPAREDNESS______________________________________

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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

SCHOLASTIC RAMADHAN_____________________________________________

 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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CRAFTY RAMADHAN_____________________________________________

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

RAMADHAN PREPAREDNESS______________________________________

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Crafty Ramadhan’s Weekly Picks: {July 30 – Aug 5, 2012}

It’s time for the Crafty Ramadhan Weekly Update!

We have our usual reminders plus,

  • a how to write shape poem guide with printables,
  • a play activity involving toothpicks,
  • a toddler thru kindergarten paint activity Ramadhan

The last 2 weeks of Ramadhan updates will focus on ‘Eid insha’Allah.

Enjoy!

REMINDERS_____________________________________________

Count Down -— There are about 20-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_____________________________________________

Shape Poems —

Shape poems are great for beginner and advanced writers. They are a creative way for a student to express what she knows about a topic.

Shape poems can be a way for a bored child to pass the time. Or, they can be a useful research or review tool when teaching specific subjects, say Ramadhan.

Visit the Ramadhan-Themed Shape Poem {Tutorial} page for complete instructions, sample shape poems, and printable Ramadhan-related shapes.

CRAFTY RAMADHAN_____________________________________________

*Focus for Fidgeters: Toothpick Art and Play

Toothpick games are an awesome way to keep kids busy during Ramadhan or any other time. Either use blunt tipped toothpicks, or blunt the tip of round ones.

Visit the page, Toothpick Play for this Ramadhan Mom Survival Tip.

You’ll find instructions and even resources for crafts, math puzzles, and more.

Art & Activity: What do Dates Eat? What do Dates Drink?

This is an early literacy reading and art activity.

Young children ages toddler to elementary age can develop their narrative skills with this date themed activity that is appropriate for Ramadhan.

Visit the page, What do Dates Eat? What do Dates Drink? for the complete instructions.

RAMADHAN PREPAREDNESS______________________________________

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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

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Crafty Ramadhan’s Weekly Picks: {July 16-21, 2012}

It’s time for the Crafty Ramadhan Weekly Update!

We have our usual reminders, moon phase mini book activity, reading and writing journals, and more.

Enjoy!

REMINDERS_____________________________________________

[♦] Count Down -— There are about 4-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_____________________________________________

[♦] Does the Moon Shine?

This activity helps children to understand that the moon reflects light from the sun.

Download the printable (link below). Then help your child follow the directions. Grades: 1-3

Print the PDF version of this printable.

Materials
Moon Phases mini-book (see printable)
foil
flashlight
tape

Optional Activity Supplies
construction paper
yellow crayons
black watercolor paint

Important Tip: Young children (7 and under) are not able to understand the concept of the moon changing shapes.  So, activities such as demonstrating  the sun reflecting light on the moon may be inappropriate.

[♦] Tawheed for Older Children — 

This is a follow-up to part one, but this article is geared towards the older kids, ages 8-12.

Dr. Saleh As-Saleh explains the foundations of Islam, Emaan and Ihsaan,

It explains in clear and simple form the three types of Tawheed.

Download  Tawheed for Children Part 2  (pdf).

Youtube video of the Tawheed for Children audio.

[♦] Islam4Kids: Where is Allah —

Here is a poem to teach children about Allah.

Click to read . . . Where is Allaah?

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

1. Create Cotton Ball Sky Art
Begin with a blue, black, or purple piece of paper, or color paint a sheet of white paper one of these colors.

Using a light colored crayon, at the top write in bold letters “Allah is High Above the Sky.” Make a big arrow pointing to the top of the page.

The remainder of the art work is done below this title.

Next, have the child glue cotton balls onto the paper.

Have the child paint the cotton balls gray to make a stormy sky; pinkish-orange with a sunset for an evening sky; dark purple pink with a sunrise for a morning sky; or leave them white for a normal sky.

2. Write a Poem
Using the Ramadhan Don’t List Poem lesson plan as a guide, write a list poem. Make a list of things about the sky above, or about what they learned from the poem. Choose 1 word from the list and spell it out letter-by-letter on paper. Next, think of a kind word that begins with each letter.  For example, the word Sky becomes the following poem:

Allah, Above the Sky

Sends us rain
Knows what we do and say
Yellow He made the sun

Older children may want more of a writing challenge. So choose the list words accordingly.

3. Create a Storyboard
Download this Blank Printable Storyboard. Draw a picture about the sky, or above the sky (the solar system) and write a non-fictional story to go with it. Share it with the family.

4. Solar System Activities
FunSchool has a Space Activity Center with free online space games for kids, space crafts and recipes, and printables and coloring pages to help them learn about planets and the solar system.


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[♦]  Ramadhan Healthy Snack Maze —

This maze activity is designed to teach children about healthy eating during Ramadhan. Make the right choices to get out of the maze.

[♦] Creative Paper Doll Clothing —

Hopefully your young ones will love this boy and girl paper doll.

I took these wonderful paper dolls for a walk on the creative side.

I printed the paper dolls and their clothing on card stock to make them sturdy.

Then, I made the outer garment and head covering from scrapbook paper. Using the card stock clothing as a template, lay the template on the wrong side of some scrap book paper. Then trace around it and cut out.

I even used embellishments.

There are so many ways to be creative with this!

You will find the paper doll template here: Our Muslim Paper Dolls.

 


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[♦] 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

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Crafty Ramadhan’s Weekly Picks: {July 8-14, 2012}

It’s time for the Crafty Ramadhan Weekly Update! It’s late this week. Our apologies.

We have our usual reminders, moon phase mini book activity, reading and writing journals, and more.

Enjoy!

REMINDERS_____________________________________________

[♦] Count Down -— There are about 7-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_____________________________________________

[♦] Minibook: Moon Phases —

This activity teaches children to identify moon phases.  

Download the printable. Then help your child follow the directions. Ages 7-10

Click Here to Print Activity

Activity Materials
Moon Phases mini-book printable (link above)
yellow and black crayons
water, salt
brushes

Optional Book: “The Moon Seems to Change” by Franklyn M. Branley.

Here is the book at Amazon (this is not an affiliate link). Also, I’m sure the book can be found in your local library.

Educational Tip: Young children (7 and under) are not able to understand the concept of the moon changing shapes. So, activities such as demonstrating  the sun reflecting light on the moon may be inappropriate.

However, this moon phases activity and books such as The Moon Seems to Change help establish a foundation for future understanding.

[♦] Tawheed for Children Part 1 — 

Short 10-page article written for the youngest Muslims, ages for 4 to 7.

It explains in clear and simple form the three types of Tawheed.

Included are small quizzes and summaries after each type is explained, mashallah.

Download Tawheed for Children – Part 1 (pdf).

Written by Dr. Saleh As-Saleh, may Allah reward him.

[♦] Islam4Kids: Are You a Good Neighbor —

Here is a poem with lots of ideas on how to be helpful to others living near us.

Click to read . . . Are You A Good Neigbour

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

1. Create a Ramadhan Good Neighbor Goal
Choose a neighbor. Make a list of kind things to do for him or her. Choose 2 items from the list to do during Ramadhan. Write them down on your Ramadhan Goals sheet. Receive reward from mom/dad for the act of kindness. Here is a whole list of goal charts to print.

2. Write a Poem
Using the Ramadhan Don’t List Poem lesson plan as a guide, write a list poem. Make a list of kind things to do for a neighbor. Choose 1 word from the list and spell it out letter-by-letter on paper. Next, think of a kind word that begins with each letter.  For example, the word Smile becomes the following poem:

A Smile for Sister Ameena

Say As salaamu Alaykum
Maker her favorite cookies
Interview her about something she can teach me
Leave a card on her door
Empty her trash

3. Create a Kindness Storyboard
Download this Blank Printable Storyboard. Draw a picture about kindness and write a non-fictional story to go with it. Share it with my family before giving it to my neighbor.

4. Make a Kindness Jar
Find an empty plastic jar. Make sure it’s clean. Decorate the outside. Attach a label. Make a list of kind things to do for a neighbor. Write each one on a piece of paper and place them in the jar. Each day, take out one of the papers and display to a neighbor the kind act you selected.

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[♦] Ramadhan One Line Daily Journal Booklet Craft —

This type of journal writing is truly simple. Each day write only one sentence about a specific topic.  The entire month’s journal fits onto one page!

This is a great activity to include in a lapbook or notebooking page.

You will find instructions and printables at this link:
Instructions for Journal Booklet


[♦] Reading Response Journal Project —

Reading response journals are a great way to create interactive family reading-n-share time.

The main purpose of response journals is to foster deeper thinking and to promote writing about what one reads.

This project includes:

1. A booklet to write in
2. Ribbon place holder
3. Character Traits sheet for describing people
4. Reading Journal Prompts
5. Emotions and Feelings list
6. Instructions

You will find everything at this link:
Reading Response Journal {Tutorial}

[♦] Creative Door Knob Hanger — 

Door hangers are a simple craft for kids to do.

They can be decorative. Or they can contain messages such as Wake Me for Suhoor, DND in Salaat, etc.

Create another message on the other side by sticking two hangers together back-to-back.

You will find this craft at this link:
Printable Door Knob Hanger Craft {Tutorial}

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[♦] Ramadhan Goals for Kids: Part 2 — 

The objective is to Practically benefitting from Ramadhaan should be divided into two categories: goals, and preparations . . . .  Each person should make a daily planner for Ramadhaan.  Here is an example   Continue reading →

[♦] 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

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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

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[♦] 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

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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

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[♦] 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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