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Ramadan Crafts

Karima's Crafts - Ramadan Crafts - you'll probably want to make this your first Ramadan craft stop if you haven't already discovered it.

101 Funtastic Ramadan Crafts and Activities - another great one.

Ramadan Crafts Book 2007 - compiled by Umm Nassim for TJ Ramadan  

Features 25 Ramadan/Islamic themed crafts; includes illustrations and instructions.

Includes the following crafts: ABC’s of Ramadan, Calendar Chain, Date Chain, Elegant Candle, Dates from Tree to Table, Fanoos, High Ceiling Mosaic, Henna Cones, Henna Hands, Illuminated Masjid, Magnets, Mobile: Masjid, Mobile: Masjid II, Mobile: Moon and Stars, Moon over Mecca, Mosaic Sun Catcher, Patchwork Skirt, Pillars of Islam, Prayer Rug Patterns, Ramadan Journal, Ramadan Calendar, Ramadan Calendar II, Ramadan Collage, Ramadan Diorama


Majlis Craft from Umm Abdul Basir Wordpress - Wow!

Prayer Rug Magnets - from Abdul Basir Wordpress

Ramadan 3D Letters - from Umm Abdul Basir Wordpress


Ramadan Certificates


Fasting Certificates
Each certificate is 8.5 x 5 (half sheet of paper)


Quraan Reading/Memorization



Ramadan Journals

Ramadan Journal Templates

TJ Ramadan 2006 Daily Journal 
The journal below was the very first Ramadan Journal that I made back in 2006! It is styled in a newsletter format and can be used year to year (student writes in the date).


Lots of goodies inside:

  • It has sections where your child can write or draw what they had for suhoor and iftaar, and what they good deeds they did that day.
  • It has a checklist for recording which prayers were made and if Quraan was read that day.
  • There is an ayaah or hadith that they can use for copywork
  • Finally, there is a writing activity and each day features a creative writing prompt to help get those writing juices flowing.
It is correlated with "It's Ramadan" Activities but the journal can be used on its own.

Ready to unleash some Ramadan productivity for the kids? Download the journal today!


Ramadan Journal Template


On the template, as you might be able to see, your child can:
  • copy down an ayaah/hadith of the day.
  • write or draw what they had for suhoor and what they broke their fast with
  • write good deeds they may have done
  • write what quraan they read
  • jot down their thoughts about the day, or other things such as memorable events

And there's a cover:

Ramadan Journal Cover

The year before last, I printed the cover out on colored cardstock and wow....

Ramadan Journal Cover


they really popped!


One of my Ramadan journal templates, this one from 2011.

As with all of my templates, you can use them from year to year as your student/child writes in the date. This template is a 2 page template that can be printed back to back.

The first page includes a place to record moon sightings and checklists for activities completed throughout the day. The second page consists of a place to reflect upon the day.

Ramadan JournalRamadan Journal

And there's a cover:
Print the cover out on colored cardstock and it instantly transforms into a sturdy, fun looking journal!


Ramadan Journal Template

Kids can record:
  • wake up and sleep times
  • what was eaten for suhoor and to break their fast, how much water they drank before and after fasting
  • what they did during the day
  • what the moon looks like
  • and how their day went

Related
Ramadan Daily Journal from Yemen Links

Rush to Do Good Deeds During Ramadan! Here are some ideas....

Strive to increase your good deeds during Ramadan. Here are some ideas!

Good Deeds Idea List
Reminder list of good deeds that kids can do throughout the day. Great for posting on your Ramadan Bulletin Board!

Download Good Deeds Idea List


Good Deeds Activity Cards
You won't want to miss these cute Good Deeds Activity Cards  from my bud Umm Abdul Basir!
Good Deeds Cards
Good Deeds Cards

Good Deeds Mobile - for the last Ten Days of Ramadan
Good Deeds Mobile for Last Ten Days of Ramadan

Good Deeds Mobile for Last Ten Days of Ramadan




More ideas for good deeds
The 1000 Good Deeds site has ideas for good works you can do (Islamic based)

Suhoor

Suhoor is the predawn meal that Muslims partake in before a day of fasting.


Is Imsak Permissible? 
(Imsak is the practice of stopping eating/drinking at a predetermined time before the adhaan of fajr.)

When we were living in Egypt in a small town, each morning we would hear a big drum booming out Imsak, that it was time to stop eating (about 10 minutes or so) before the adhaan was to be called. Imsak is an innovation.


And the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said: "Bilaal gives the adhaan at night, so eat and drink until you hear the adhaan of Ibn Umm Maktoom, for he does not give the adhaan until dawn comes." This imsaak which some of the people do is an addition to that which Allaah has enjoined, so it is false. It is a kind of extremism in religion, and the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: "Those who go to extremes are doomed, those who go to extremes are doomed, those who go to extremes are doomed." Narrated by Muslim, 2670

Al-Nawawi (may Allaah have mercy o­n him) said: "This shows that it is permissible to eat, drink, have intercourse etc until dawn comes."

Al-Haafiz ibn Hajar said in Fath al-Baari (4/199): "One of the reprehensible innovations that have appeared in our times is giving the second adhaan approximately twenty minutes before Fajr in Ramadaan, and extinguishing the lamps which indicate that it is haraam to eat and drink for those who want to fast. Those who introduced this innovation claim that they are erring o­n the side of caution with regard to an act of worship."

What is obligatory o­n all Muslims is that they hold o­n firmly to the Qur'an and Sunnah and follow it as closely as o­ne can. This is a safeguard for us, so that we don't fall right or left but stay o­n the middle course. The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) described the religion of Islaam that is a middle course between extreme and lenient. Remember these words of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم): I leave behind me two things. You will never go astray if you hold fast to them: The Qur'an and my Sunnah.

O Allah! Render the thoughts and inclinations within my heart, to be Your fear and remembrance, and let my endeavour and desire be devoted to what You love and appreciate. Keep my feet firm o­n Thy Right Path so that I should not stagger, and guide me to the true Faith so that I should not go astray. Ameen!!!

Source : http://www.calgaryislam.com/imembers/displayarticle542.html

Suhoor Ideas/Advice

You've gotten up to eat suhoor and an hour or two later, you are ravenous and you've got a whole day left to fast.!  Some foods keep you feeling full longer, so here are some foods you can make part of your suhoor to fight off hunger, in shaa Allah.
Suhoor Placemat


Suhoor - trace word suhoor; draw a picture of what you had for suhoor

Ramadan Calendars

Ramadan Moon Facts Calendar

Ramadan Moon CalendarRamadan Moon Calendar

This wonderful Moon facts calendar comes from the creative talents of my bud, Umm Abdul Basir's Creative Corner via our collaborative Islamic Bulletin Boards blog:

All are B & W so you can have the kids color them in as shown below as she had her kids do in the picture below.


Ramadan Fasting Calendar
Several years ago, my good friend, Umm Abdul Basir made this cute Ramadan calendar. It comes in black and white or color and in English or Arabic versions.


Ramadan Kids' Calendar
It's great for hanging up on a Ramadan bulletin board, or each child can keep it in a Ramadan journal.
What's also great about it, is that there are some Ramadan "stickers" that kids can cut out and glue onto the calendar to show which days they fasted:

You can download this wonderful calendar from her blog: UmmAbdul'sCreativeCorner



Original post: 7/28/11

Moon Phases Resources

Moon Phase Diagram

I stumbled across this chart and I love it! I added the day numbers and it's perfect to show how the moon looks throughout the lunar month. You can visit my Pinterest pin to get the link to download it from. 


I made a few more printables to go with it to hang up on our Ramadan Bulletin Board. It includes the duaa for sighting the crescent moon of the new month.


All the elements can be downloaded from this post.

Moon Phase Crafts

Source: Sweetntreats.com

Moon Phase Fonts

Moon Phase Journals

Also check out my Moon Phases Pinterest Board for links to Moon Phase Journals ( you can also access it at the bottom of this page.

Tips for Keeping a Moon Phase Journal (NWF.org)

Moon Phases Lapbooks/Notebooking

  • As most of the old offsite notebooking page links, no longer work, you can find some notebooking pages on my Moon Phases Pinterest Board  (you can also access it at the bottom of this page.

    Moon Phase Learning Activities

    Here are some really handy lessons and learning activities I've come across to
    study the phases of the moon.


    Moon Phases PowerPoints

        Moon Phase Reference Sites

        Moon Phase Videos


        Moon Phase Worksheets

        My Moon Phases Pinterest Board

        Eidul Fitr Printables: Coloring Pages & Activity Pages

        Eidul Fitr Activity Pages

        Eidul Fitr Coloring Pages 

        Eidul Fitr placemat - Use as a placemat and/or coloring page.










        Eid Mubarak Coloring Page from Easel and Ink










        Eid Mubarak Coloring Page from Easel and Ink










        Eid Mubarek Coloring Page, Easel and Ink











        Eid Coloring Page - Easel and Ink

        Ramadan: Across the Curriculum Resources

        If you homeschool year around, you may find that you want to keep going with your secular studies during Ramadan, even if just a "lite" version. Here are a few resources you can use or for inspiration to create your own Ramadan themed across the curriculum resources.

        Grammar


        Math



        Vocabulary/Sight Words



        Writing

        Ramadan Recipes


        I'm not a big cooker when it comes to Ramadan. I prefer simpler meals and don't like to be in the kitchen all day.  But sometimes, I like to make special Ramadan recipes to make this time seem even more special and memorable.  Below are some Ramadan recipes and sites that feature Ramadan recipes.  Some of the things I have made over the years, and some are those I've wanted to try. Recipes also include those for treats to go along with themed studies, such as moon phases.

        • Qamar el deen - this is on of our favorite drinks. We had it over a sister's house in Egypt and she showed us how she made it. It is made from dried apricot sheets (which roughly look like big thick fruit rollups) and water. You use one package of apricot sheets,cut the sheets into small pieces and soak in water (about 1 liter) overnight or for about 4-5 hours and then add sugar to taste. You can usually find the apricot sheets in halal/international stores.
        • Also see more beverage ideas under "Date Recipes"




        Ramadan Decorations & Graphics

        Decorations

        Banners
        Made a Ramadan Banner - see pictures of a few of our past banners and get the link for an alphabet letters template



        Alphabet Letters Templates - PeoniesAndPoppyseeds blog - use these to create a Ramadan Banner


        Ramadan Mubarak Banner Graphic
        Ramadan Mubarak Graphic for banners or other uses. (offsite)


        Paper Lanterns
        When these go out, everyone knows Ramadan is approaching. These are my first go to for Ramadan decorations.
        Easy Paper Lanterns

        Graphics


        Ramadan Mubarak ECard Graphics - over 20 graphics to use for Ramadan Greetings, from Easel and Ink











        Ramadan Graphics - Ahadith on Fasting and Ramadan at Easel and Ink












        Some neat Ramadan desktops I came across at DesktopNexus.com....