27 February 2017

Ramadan Crafts

Sherrie W

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

Sherrie W

Fasting Certificates (sorry, not currently available)
  • Fasted full month of Ramadan
  • Completed x number of fasting days (you fill in how many days were fasted)
Each certificate is 8.5 x 5 (half sheet of paper)

Quraan Reading/Memorization

26 February 2017

Ramadan Journals

Sherrie W

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 - from 2013 (4/2018 - trying to locate this file)
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

Ramadan Daily Journal from Yemen Links


Sherrie W

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

The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “Eat suhoor for in suhoor there is blessing.” and “Verily that which separates (i.e. distinguishes) between our fast and the fasting of the People of the Book (i.e. Jews and Christians) is the eating before dawn (Suhoor).” [Sahih al-Bukhari and Muslim]

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.
Can you build healthy suhoor meals? (New 2018)

 Can you make good suhoor choices? Circle the foods that are good to eat for suhoor (New 2018)

Suhoor Notebooking Pages - 2 versions. Trace or write a hadith pertaining to suhoor and draw and color a healthy suhoor, trace the word suhoor in English.

Most of my kids who are fasting are old enough to make their own suhoor, which is what we usually do (everyone makes their own suhoor). This year I wanted to focus on making better choices so I made this poster to hang on the refrigerator as a reminder, inshaa Allah.

Suhoor Placemat 

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

Suhoor "Diner" Menu Plan -  Kids can make a suhoor menu

Elsewhere on the net:


It is Sunnah to Delay Suhoor

Doubt as to whether or not the time for suhoor is over

(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.

1. Stop eating Suhoor (Al-Imsak) 10-15 minutes earlier than the time of Fajr ? – Shaykh ibn Uthaymeen

2. 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 (link no longer working)

Ramadan Calendars

Sherrie W
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

Sherrie W

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

TJ Ramadan Moon Phase Journals (for Shabaan and Ramadan Observations

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

        Sherrie W

        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 Recipes

        Sherrie W

        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"

        Date Recipes



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