Marking Ramadan with Older Kids - Idea 2: Calendar inserts
So as well as a candy calendar that we received as a gift, I decided to take out our cloth calendar as well. The questions on the candy one were great, but suitable for much younger kids.
- In our cloth calendar I used Academy For Learning Islam’s breakdown of Maqarim-ul-Akhlaq (which is conveniently in 30 sections!). It seemed like a great way to familiarise them with this beautiful dua which is so befitting in this month, as well as get them ready to recite it on the Night of Power!
- To incorporate a focus on familiarisation with the Quran (as they get their recitation practise at mosque), I decided to focus on picking certain verses from the Quran and adding them to the calendar. I really would love for them to have a ‘favourite’ verse from the Quran that they identify with and think of often, just like your beautiful answers to my question on the page earlier. I have made a file of 15 images with different verses on them – I chose a range of easy-difficult, familiar-unfamiliar ones – one every second day of the month. If they can memorise it, then great, otherwise just familiarity with it and a discussion on it is the plan! Here is the link if anyone is interested!
- This is a good link to a checklist by Noor Janan Homeschool which is a good tracker method over the 30 days.