Check out this really cool site on ‘How to Encourage Drawing Skills, Confidence, & Creativity in Young Children’. Combine this with the crafty blogs posted earlier, and voila!
If you’re looking for ways to keep the kiddos busy during the long days of fasting, look no further! Check out the links below…there are even many Ramadan themed games, craft ideas and much more.
And if YOU need some entertaining, there are some links to really good Islamic blogs too ;).
Every Ramadhan, as well as trying to communicate the importance of this month and all its facets to our children, we strive to seek a balance and make it a spiritually uplifting month for ourselves too.
Whereas the recitation of the Quran is highly recommended, I often feel that with just recitation, or even translation, i’m not doing enough to make an impact on myself, to change, hopefully for the better. This year, Alhamd, I found the perfect tool to get to learn and apply the Holy Quran in our lives in small, manageable and very practical doses.
Check out Academy of Learning Islam’s Ramadhan Verse-a-Day program – I hope you find it as beneficial as I do, and that it gets your spirituality buzzing this Ramadhan!
Check out what this amazing mom has done – 30 crafts for the 30 days of Ramadhan! Alhamdulillah, here in London we have lots of activities going on in mosque, but I can see these ideas coming in very handy to fill both long summer days and of course, the rainy ones!
Mashallah, there are so many amazing ideas out there on how to make Ramadhan both fun and fulfilling!
Check out this one posted by Salma Yusufali Hooshmand who got the idea from her friend: 30 days of fasting; 30 balloons. Kids pop one balloon each evening and find varying amounts of cash inside. Added a “sadaqa” (charity) box to remind us all of our responsibility to help those in need, especially in Ramadan.
Folks, we would like you to ‘meet’ our uber-talented designer, Aaliya Sheriff. She has so many ideas in her head, and not enough time in the day to get them all out, Mashallah! Inshallah we’ll be showing you her designs very soon, but in the meantime, here is some background…
From a young age, Aaliya was always encouraged to create, whether it was a crafts project or painting. This creativity has become her life passion and chosen career. Based in Vancouver, she graduated with a Bachelor of Design in Graphic Design. She is currently in a Masters of Graphic Design program here in London.
Aaliya is also interested in illustration, having worked on several projects that have sparked her interest. One of her hobbies, when she needs to relax, is design and apply her own mehndi.