Idea Number 8:
Have a Party!! Small party or big party, Eid is as good a reason as anything to have a little celebration isn’t it? Even if it’s just the family 🙂
Idea Number 7:
Inspired by the videos below (must watch!), do a random act of kindness on Eid day! Tie a balloon on someone’s door, pay for the next person’s coffee, leave a smiley picture for the next customer at the shops… And why not anonymously leave an Eid card for your recipient as well, to let them know your act was inspired by Eid?!
Idea Number 6:
MAKE A KAABA! Grab a box, some black paint or paper, and get creating! (Check out the link for an idea on how to do this.)
This can be a perfect tool for teaching them the difference between this Eid and Eid-ul-Fitr, going through visually the steps of Hajj, or just as a decoration in the living room :).
Idea Number 5:
BUY SOME SPARKLERS!
This year we are really close to Guy Fawkes day so fireworks should be on sale. Stock up on these sticks of fun and bring them out on Eid night! These are sure to be a hit and will make this Eid very memorable for them (and us!)!
Idea Number 4:
And don’t forget the staff!
This year, instead of giving teachers a present at Christmas like everyone else, why not give them something at Eid instead?
The receptionists/caretaker/head often get forgotten too…why not grab a box of chocolates and give it to them this Eid?
Small gestures like these go a long way in building good relationships with the people who are taking care of your children 🙂
Our range of contemporary Blank Cardzz are perfect to accompany any gifts/chocolates you decide to give, or even just on their own! The cards are A5 in size, and cost only 75p per card, or £4 for a pack of 6.
Idea Number 3:
Whether you’re going in or not to give a talk, let your child GIVE OUT EID CARDS to the class! The Buzz Kidzz Cardzz were especially created for this – to give Muslim children an alternative to the Christmas cards that are exchanged every year.
Small, funky and colourful, the Kidzz Cardzz come in packs of 10 – check them out here.
Idea Number 2:
Some schools also invite parents to come in but if they do not, GO TO THEM YOURSELVES! They will never say no, and most R.E. teachers will even appreciate an expert going in and explaining Eid better than they ever could 🙂
The best part is, you can involve your children in the nursery and school presentations, and they LOVE it! I know mine are already asking me about going in to their classroom again this year!
If you’re stuck on what to do for the older children, check out these lesson plan/ideas:
Here is a plan for Key Stage 1: http://www.madressa.net/index.php/presentations/250-eid-ul-adha-key-stage-1
Here is a plan for year 3: https://www.dropbox.com/s/wv88429ahv8dmg2/Eid%20ul%20Adha_%20%20year%203.docx?dl=0
And here is a short talk on Eid-ul-Adha:
So yesterday I wrote about how we should Inshallah try to really make the most of the upcoming Eid in order to make it fun and memorable for our children, as well as spread the message of love and celebration to the wider community about us!
I am going to post some ideas over the next few days but PLEASE feel free to jump in and add your own!
Idea Number 1:
Most nurseries (especially Montessori/Steiner and the like) encourage parents to come in and talk about Eid. JUMP at this chance and do it! If you’re stuck for ideas, check out the lesson plan on the link below, which has ideas for objects to take in to show, a rhyme to sing and things to do.
Only about 4 and something weeks to go till Eid-ul-Adha!
It is usually a less-celebrated Eid compared to Eid-ul-Fitr, but this year (and next) is crucial as it is the only Eid we will be celebrating while children are in school (for those in the UK at least!).
Over the next few days, I will be posting several ideas we can implement to maximise this opportunity Inshallah!
Watch this space 🙂
In the wake of the sudden and tragic death of a young, beautiful, bright girl, beautiful tributes have flowed for her, describing what they love about her and the memories that they cherish. Inshallah these will be much appreciated by her family and friends for years to come.
It got me thinking though… The unfortunate reality is that we have so much that we love, appreciate and admire about people, but don’t necessary tell them so. Well, at least I don’t, not to the extent that I should anyway. When sharing these thoughts with my family, we decided to try something new. We decided to ‘die before we die’, where we choose a member of our family and each write the things we most appreciate and love about them, and the memories that we share. In other words, a tribute to them while they are alive.
Alhamdulillah, it’s proving to be a lovely experience for us all, and so I thought I would share it with you to maybe try… Inshallah, I pray it gets all of our families buzzing with love 🙂