30 children’s activities for ramadan

listed here are 30 ramadhan activities
from all over the web
in one place.

if you appreciate this
gathering of information,
make dua’ for my family and i
that our sins are forgiven this ramadhan, inshaAllah!

  1. sight the moon

    try to sight the moon from a elevated location in your neighborhood.
    memorize and say the dua for sighting the new moon.

  2. review the pillars of islam

    recycle paper towel or toilet paper rolls to create the five pillars of islam.
    http://www.crayola.com/lesson-plans/detail/pillars-of-islam-lesson-plan/

  3. good deeds calendar

    make a calendar of good deeds that children can do everyday.
    they can be as simple as hugging a sibling or eating everything on their plate at dinner.
    SmartArk has an cute, colorful printable good deeds Ramadan calendar.
    http://www.crayola.com/lesson-plans/detail/good-deeds-calendar-lesson-plan/

  4. star and crescent cookies

    bake star and crescent sugar cookies for your neighbors and attach a little note about ramadhan.
    http://ramadanjoy.com/peace-cookies/

  5. sadaqah jar

    make and decorate a sadaqah jar or box from, for example, an empty pasta sauce jar or tissue box.
    collect coins from around the house, in the neighborhood, or allowances.
    give it to a needy person at eid.

  6. fasting chain

    use construction paper to cut strips and make a fasting chain for the family or each person fasting.
    you can make 29/30 strips to countdown or add on a strip a day.

  7. prepare to break the fast

    give your child the responsibility to fill a small dish with dates each evening and distribute the dates to each fasting person at iftar.

  8. pillowcase prayer rugs

    decorate a pillow case with fabric paint.

  9. make your own dhikr beads

    use string and plastic beads to make dhikr beads.
    try to remember as many names of Allah as you can.

  10. ka’ba pop-up cards

    make ka’ba pop-up cards for ramadhan or eid to give to friends and family

  11. tin can luminary

    make your own tin can luminary using a can opener, hammer and screwdriver to make the holes.
    light the luminary during the night of lailat alQadr and last 10 nights of ramadan.

  12. moon phase calendar

    there are several variations of varying complexity.
    some even include sewing.
    the most simple one is make a calendar
    from dark-colored paper or poster board
    and cut out the shape of the moon every day.

  13. read books about ramadhan and eid

    check out library books about ramadhan and eid
    or buy them for your own library.

    Ramadan Moon by Naima Bint Robert

    A Party in Ramadan, by Asma Mobin-Uddin
    The White Nights of Ramadan, by Maha Addasi
  14. good deeds list

    make a list of good things that each child wants to do during ramadhan
    then try to do at least one of them each day;
    or help your child keep a list of their own good deeds during ramadhan.

  15. ramadhan drum

    recycle an oatmeal container or coffee can to make a drum to wake up your family for sahoor or use for ramadhan songs and eid celebrations.

  16. light up the house

    string up lights inside or outside the house and turn them on every night at maghrib.

  17. eid costume party

  18. kid’s iftar / sahoor

    let the children plan, shop for, and then prepare suhoor and / or iftar.

  19. make a ramadan bookmark

    since we’ll be reading the entire quran, make a beautiful handmade bookmark to help keep your place.

  20. memorize ayat 2:183

    يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ

    O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that ye may (learn) self-restraint

  21. memorize the dua’ for breaking the fast

    اللَّهُمَّ اِنِّى لَكَ صُمْتُ وَبِكَ امنْتُ [وَعَلَيْكَ تَوَكَّلْتُ] وَعَلَى رِزْقِكَ اَفْطَرْتُ
    O Allah! I fasted for You and I believe in You [and I put my trust in You] and I break my fast with Your sustenance

    or

    اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسأَلُكَ بِرَحْمَتِكَ الَّتِي وَسِعَتْ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ أَنْ تَغْفِرَ لِي
    O Allah, I ask You by Your mercy which envelopes all things, that You forgive me.

  22. ramadhan words

    define, write and use these words on a daily basis: sawm, suhoor, iftar, hilal, ramadhan, hijri calendar, eid ulFitr, zakah / zakat ulFitr, salatul taraweeh, ihtikaf

  23. learn about the phases of the moon

    the moon seems to change by dr. franklyn m. branley

  24. read from quran why we fast ramadhan

    AlBaqarah 2:183-5

    يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ

    أَيَّامًا مَّعْدُودَاتٍ فَمَن كَانَ مِنكُم مَّرِيضًا أَوْ عَلَى سَفَرٍ فَعِدَّةٌ مِّنْ أَيَّامٍ أُخَرَ وَعَلَى الَّذِينَ يُطِيقُونَهُ فِدْيَةٌ طَعَامُ مِسْكِينٍ فَمَن تَطَوَّعَ خَيْرًا فَهُوَ خَيْرٌ لَّهُ وَأَن تَصُومُواْ خَيْرٌ لَّكُمْ إِن كُنتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ

    شَهْرُ رَمَضَانَ الَّذِيَ أُنزِلَ فِيهِ الْقُرْآنُ هُدًى لِّلنَّاسِ وَبَيِّنَاتٍ مِّنَ الْهُدَى وَالْفُرْقَانِ فَمَن شَهِدَ مِنكُمُ الشَّهْرَ فَلْيَصُمْهُ وَمَن كَانَ مَرِيضًا أَوْ عَلَى سَفَرٍ فَعِدَّةٌ مِّنْ أَيَّامٍ أُخَرَ يُرِيدُ اللّهُ بِكُمُ الْيُسْرَ وَلاَ يُرِيدُ بِكُمُ الْعُسْرَ وَلِتُكْمِلُواْ الْعِدَّةَ وَلِتُكَبِّرُواْ اللّهَ عَلَى مَا هَدَاكُمْ وَلَعَلَّكُمْ تَشْكُرُونَ

    O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that ye may (learn) self-restraint,

    (Fasting) for a fixed number of days; but if any of you is ill, or on a journey, the prescribed number (Should be made up) from days later. For those who can do it (With hardship), is a ransom, the feeding of one that is indigent. But he that will give more, of his own free will,- it is better for him. And it is better for you that ye fast, if ye only knew.

    Ramadhan is the (month) in which was sent down the Qur’an, as a guide to mankind, also clear (Signs) for guidance and judgment (Between right and wrong). So every one of you who is present (at his home) during that month should spend it in fasting, but if any one is ill, or on a journey, the prescribed period (Should be made up) by days later. Allah intends every facility for you; He does not want to put to difficulties. (He wants you) to complete the prescribed period, and to glorify Him in that He has guided you; and perchance ye shall be grateful.

  25. moon and crescent beads

    using craft wire, shape the wire into moon and crescent shapes. add colorful beads. use ribbon to hang from the ceiling.
    from ramadan crafts for kids by dana jadallah and dana amer

  26. ramadhan / eid around the world

    learn about ramadhan / eid around the world.
    celebrate ramadan and eid al-fitr with praying, fasting, and charity
    by deborah heiligman and neguin Yavari
    celebrate ramadan and eid al-fitr with praying, fasting, and charity

  27. ramadhan mosaic suncatcher

    http://www.highlightskids.com/Express/Crafts/Decorations/C1103_ramadanMosaic.asp
    ramadan mosaic suncatcher

  28. make a fanoos

    http://edwomencan.wordpress.com/2008/08/14/ramadan-fanoos-template/
    fanoos

  29. henna hands

    trace your child’s hands on paper. let them put henna on their hands with a red or brown marker.
    http://www.crayola.com/lesson-plans/detail/celebrate-with-henna-hands-lesson-plan/

  30. enjoy eid ulFitr!

sources and more inspiration:

Free Mini Mu’min Ramadan Kit:
http://www.mini-mumin.com/RK2.html

Free Ramadan Activity Packs and decorations for both Ramadan and Eid:
http://www.smartark.com/1/fun-stuff

Eid Cards, Crafts, Cakes & Cookies from JannahSteps:
http://blog.jannahsteps.com/2011/08/celebrate-eid-with-cards-crafts-cakes-cookies/

30 Days of Ramadan Crafty Challenge from a Crafty Arab:
http://acraftyarab.blogspot.com/2012/03/30-days-of-ramadan-crafty-challenge.html

Fun Stuff to do with your children during Islamic holidays or anytime:
http://ourseeds.tripod.com/activities.html

Day-by-Day Activities for Ramadan
http://tj-ramadan.tripod.com/ramadanlearning.htm

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29 thoughts on “30 children’s activities for ramadan

  1. Wonderful!!!! Masha’a Allah! I’m a new Muslim with a husband who has been a Muslim his whole life. This is my first Ramadan, and your wonderful compilation is already giving me great ideas on how to make it a special month. I especially like the cookies and the lantern idea.

  2. Alhamdulillah! This is a great website. Must say you have done a wonderful job. Could you please advise how to introduce Eid to 3.5 year olds ? My daughter attends a Montessori here in India, where she is one of 3 muslims in a group of 50. The teachers have asked me to forward material about Eid and Eid related activities which can be done at school in a multi-religious environment. I have been asked to provide material for Eid ul Adha in particular.

  3. khadeeja:

    let me think on that. just the encouragement i need to gather some activities of eid ulAdha. but off the top of my hand, a good book is always helpful. since you’re in india i’ve just got to recommend one of my favorite children’s book publishers: goodword books (http://www.goodwordbooks.com/childrens-book.html) who are based in india. one of the first books i would check out is tell me about hajj by saniyasnain khan (http://www.goodwordbooks.com/product-details/Tell-Me-About–Hajj–Paperback-/27.html). i wish you success in sharing information about hajj and islam, inshaAllah.

  4. Slm…..Jazakallah for a wonderful website…lovely ideas for us as i am working in a montessorri school in Johannesburg,South Africa:)))

  5. Alhamduli thank you so muvh for these brillant ideas to involve our children into ramadam. I have been thinking what I could do to bring it alive for them and there are so many good thing to do here. May you and family have a very rewarding ramadam.

  6. Al hamdulilah! I have seen many Ramadan craft ideas and was looking for a 30 day one I had found years ago, but I like the variety of your list but also not just having crafts but including learning the ayat and dua for Ramadan. I will be updating this month inshAllah when we do our Ramadan crafts.
    I’m glad you reminded me about the “suncatcher” when i was young my summer day care did this we called it “stained glass” and could produce beautiful window art or decorations, really impressive when taped to a window. I have always wanted to use it for Ramadan with my kids and you reminded me, maa shaAllah. JazakAllah khair.
    Ramadan Mubarak to all the ummah,
    Umm Sakina

  7. good suggestions except making drum to wake up for sehri u know prophet saw said to say call for prayer adan to wake up for sehri

  8. Thank you for this post! I am trying to put together words for a word search since I would like to bring information to people who are not Muslim so they can learn. Ramadan sounds wonderful and spiritual for anyone. 🙂

  9. this is so helpful. I have 2 Muslim children in my class this year and wanted to understand what I could do to help them and others in the class celebrate with them. Thank you

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