Check out this wonderful idea! The children were given this on Hazrat Abbas’ night in class by a parent of one of the girls.
It contained gold coins as ‘tabarruk’ for them but the real treat was the card that went with it! With a quote by Imam Hussein on one side about giving without expecting any return, the other side encourages the receiver to do a random act of kindness and pass it on!
Check out this card shared by Towards Jannah! The original card for friends consisted of a little game – to recite short suras, with a beady dice and a set of colour pencils
Then her daughter made some significant amendments to the short suras on the card for her dad!
The kids went off to school with their arms full of cards for their class mates and Eid gifts for their teachers, and came back with smiles and some Eid goodies from other students!
We also had a few lovely comments from their teachers AND classmates who thanked us for the cards and wished us Eid Mubarak 🙂
The next day, my son came home with a card his (non-Muslim) friend had made for him! It truly is amazing how a little gesture can go a long way…
Welcome Ramadan in with EXCITEMENT!
I am super excited to be sharing this with you. Inspired by this post on an idea to welcome the school year, we have come up with with a Welcome Ramadan card and poem for children!
“The night before Ramadan is exciting and fun
There are always so many things to be done
Your sadqa box is ready, your dua book is too
Your mosque is full of fun things you will do
Lots of questions go through your head, of every kind
Will I be able to fast? Fast with my whole body and mind?
Sometimes we all get the jitters down deep
And that makes it hard to fall fast asleep
So I’ve made this magic confetti for you
Full of promises for the whole month through
On Wednesday night when you lay down your head
Just sprinkle some under your pillow in bed
The confetti will help you sleep through the night
And wake in the morning fresh and bright
Mommy and Pappa are excited for all that you’ll do
Remember Allah and be kind…we’re so proud of you!”
It’s a FREE download! Simply print it off, fold it, and stick on a teeny weeny bag of confetti inside – then cuddle up to your children tonight, open it and share a special moment welcoming this month in, Inshallah!
Here is the link: https://buzzideazz.com/shop/welcome-ramadan-confetti-card/
P.S. If you’re like me, you may want to keep a hoover/brush pan nearby for afterwards!
- Why not also prepare a Welcome Ramadan surprise basket for them to wake up to? Here is a great example!
- Many people are also doing Ramadan scavenger/treasure hunts whereby through a series of clues, the children can find their Ramadan baskets! There are quite a few on google so have a quick look!
This time we took some chocolates (check out these Eid Mubarak ones Guylian has come out with) as I’m all baked out – plus we usually give them baked goods so this was a nice change!
Alhamdulillah came back with having caught up with what they’ve been up to, some more phone numbers, feeling more secure (as one of them said our alarm had gone on a few days ago and he had come to check the place out to make sure it was OK), and a warm, fuzzy feeling too 🙂
P.S. I have been super amazed at your response to the cards – especially those that bought 3, 6 or 9 packs! Would love to hear how it went! Have you done this before? If not, did you enjoy the experience?