I love, love, love this idea of doing good and giving every day of the month of Ramadan:
Check out the details here! https://www.wu.com/chainofbetters/case-studies/30-days-of-better/
So here is what one mum did to help her kids benefit from this month in so many amazing ways!
Imam Ali (AS) bags for the less fortunate: Great activity for little toddlers. They love filling bags. First explained how Imam Ali always helped people…. Went to the store had her pick items she thinks everyone would need on a daily basis- comb, toothbrush, snacks. Came home and she packed everything into ziplock bags and asked the grandparents to come home to help write Hadith from Imam Ali (as) on the hearts which we put in the bags. IA to disburse them throughout the holy month.
Shahru Ramadhan treat boxes for little friends: Cookies made and decorated by little one and family, kajur, and a small toy to help celebrate the beginning of this awesome month!
Good Deeds Tree: pick a good deed from the jar, implement it and get to decorate a heart ornament to put on the tree. Just like a tree grows beautiful hearts good deeds will make our hearts grow and make us shine. The tree will light up every time they were able to do the good deed.
Learn all about our amazing Imam and give children examples from his life the little ones can implement. Children will cut out their own footsteps and put it on the wall to help them see the path to Allah is always going to be through the our Ahlul Bayt and Quran. We will post different activities we do that relate to the Imam on the Black cloth and end it with his martyrdom.
Each flower will have a theme in the center and the petals we will write why that blessings is important to us. One of the theses will be Allah- we are thankful to have the one and only beat God. On the petals we will put Allah’s names and discuss how lucky we are to have Allah who is Al-Khaliq he made everything and go into discussion of all the creations.. How Allah is Al-Wadud and go into discussion of how He loves us soo much.
Arabic letters centers: toys, puzzles, games, flash cards to help the children learn their letters!
I love, love, love this idea! We always struggle with what to do when we see someone on the streets – we don’t always want to give money because we don’t know what they will do with it, and food is also tricky…but this is perfect!
“This is what me and my daughter have started doing….We are keeping a “Blessing bag” in our car in case we find someone in need. You can make these up with items from the Dollar Tree such as gloves, thermal socks, beef sticks, crackers, candy bars, toothpaste, toothbrush, wipes, deodorant, snacks and other items that may help someone who is homeless or in a bad way. It is just a thoughtful, inspiring thing to do. This is something we are going to start doing from now on. Thank you to the ones that did this long before us, for being such a giving, loving, caring person! Random acts of kindness take very little to change the life of just one person.”
Photo Courtesy of Amy verder
What an example for our children about how good things come around!
I’m sure you heard about the little boy who gave his pocket money up to help the mosque in TX that was vandalised. (If not, check it out here:https://youtu.be/agwOsODDczY)
This is what the American Muslim community did for him in return!
Now this is inspiration for all our teens – check out how one student created a feeling of unity and solidarity in his school simply by posting something nice about them on instagram!
Maybe they can come up with something along those lines this Ramadhan – can’t think of a better time to be loving and kind to others!
Jummah Mubarak all!
Watch this beautiful video with your children to kickstart the goodness of the month of Ramadhan 🙂
Love, love, love!
Yet another story of Islamic values in action 🙂
A great example for our kids to keep in mind, following the greater example of our Prophet and his family of course!
“This story is indeed a great lesson for us all and highlights the best way of winning people’s hearts – good character. The prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) also won people over with his good character and many people went onto embrace Islam because of that.”
Just what I needed to watch on a Friday 🙂
Love others to love yourself – Jummah Mubarak!
This is a great addition to our Good Deed Series! Lots of wonderful ideas here for acts of kindness to others 🙂