- Check out this one by Umm Aiman! Each day is a 4 piece puzzle with 4 good deeds on it to do. Each day, they have to complete the puzzle, colour it in and hang it back on the line! There are some goodies added as an extra treat
To download the puzzles, click here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12898635/ramadan2016.pptx
- I love this Ankabut calendar! It fills up over the month…
Here are the ones you sent in!
I love the idea of using little bags and decorating them:
Here, each window has space for the children to write the Asma they learn that day:
This one has a good deed box as well for the children to pick a deed and do it every day:
This is a cute little basket with card envelopes to be opened each day:
This calendar has an Asma and an act of kindness to do daily:
The beautiful drawers for each day have a worksheet on the Quran and a sadqa coin for each child:
Another example of pretty little bags hung up:
Last but definitely not least, how about this one which was actually set up in the children’s section of a mosque! This is what they said: “After a short speech, a child is picked to choose something. It is either read dua, salaat or sometimes says each child gets a treat!”
Here are some amazing calendars that you have done!
Here is one from 2012:
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.
And here is an idea sent in this year:
“FZ and I have been working on a calendar countdown for the month of Ramadhan, leading up to Eid, insha’Allah. We used foam sheets in different colours that we then stapled together to form cone shaped ‘pockets’. We decorated and numbered these and then pinned onto a big sheet of cardboard.
I am going to fill up each ‘pocket’ with a moral story from the lives of our Masumeen as, a treat such as Kinder Egg Chocolate, a party popper and a scented tea light that we will light in remembrance of whichever personality we talk about each day in the month of Ramadhan, Insh.
The stories I plan to link with short qur’anic verses as well that FZ and I could work on memorising together. FZ is already so excited for the month to start so as to look in the ‘pockets’ for her special surprises. Bring on Mahe Ramadhan!”
And lastly, I love how this creative mum has linked each of the little goodies to an Islamic concept 🙂
One great idea to help mark Ramadan is to have a countdown calendar. I will share specific ideas of what parents do every year on another post, but here i would like to compile some ideas of different types of calendars:
- Cloth calendars: These have boomed over the last few years – check out this very reasonable one: https://eidparty.co.uk/collections/ramadan-calendars – or you could just make your own!
2. Now there are also chocolate/candy calendars out for the month! Some are available through main stores, and others through individuals. I suggest you do a google search and see what comes up! Check out this one:
(For those in the UK interested in the above, contact Faiza on 07826 865 244 )
3. Check out this twist on an advent calendar – where the emphasis is on giving during the month.
Try and find a charity near you that is running one! If not, simply collect some items over the month in a box (one a day!) and hand it to a food bank.
4. Make your own! There are LOADS of ideas out there – and we have also shared them here on Buzz Ideazz for inspiration. Check them out here.
Here is a round up of ideas for you for some printable calendars and loads of fillers for your home-made ones:
- An ‘Allah Loves’ Toddler Calendar by Towards Jannah
- Ramadhan Kindness Jar Inserts by Teaching Young Muslims
- Inserts for both younger and older kids by ZairZabr Play
- Box Calendar Printables by Sweet Fajr
4 and older:
- 30 Days – by AZaidi
- The ABC of Asmaul Husna by Islam from the Start
- 30 Little Acts of Kindness by Read Little Muslims
- 30 Quranic Words Activity by Parenthood: Muslim Style
- 15 Verses & Activties by Parenthood: Muslim Style
- Quran Words 2.0 by Parenthood: Muslim Style
- 30 Days of Draw and Tasbeeh Ramadhan Challenge
- A Moon Phases Scratch off Chart by Party Zako
7 and older:
- Pearls of Wisdom Printable Mahe Ramadhan Activity Chart
- 30 Quran Facts Calendar Inserts by Islam from the Start
- 30 Quranic Dua Calendar Inserts by Islam from the Start
- 30 Surah Titles Calendar Inserts by Islam from the Start
- 30 Days of Good Deeds by In The Playroom
- My Mahe Ramadhan Chart by Muslim Kids (Answers here)
- Juz Amma Calendar Inserts by Towards Jannah – Part 1 and Part 2
- Ibadah Chart by Qamar Designs
- Tracker by Noor Janan Homeschool
14 and older: