Archive for ‘Ramadan’

August 19, 2011

Ramadan Blogs, Websites, & Freebies!

As salaamu alaykum, okay so we are in the process of unpacking in our new home. We just could not leave on a break without giving you guys some awesome sites to keep up with the Ramadan crafts!

We look forward to hearing about the lovely crafts you all made during Ramadan inshaAllah!

 

 

 

 

Ummi’s Circle : http://ummiscircle.blogspot.com/   This blog is hosted by my identical twin sister mashaAllah! I love watching the work my nieces do over there 🙂

Confessions Of A Muslims MOMmaholic- She has such great craft ideas! – http://confessionsofamuslimmommaholic.com/

I learn I read I write: http://ilearnireadiwrite.blogspot.com/   This blog is one of our favorites!!

http://tj-ramadan.tripod.com/ramadanlearning.htm

http://www.mini-mumin.com/RK.html Free Mini Ramadan Kit!

http://studioqscrap.com/2011/08/welcome-ramadhan-mini-kit-freebie/ This looks nice, have not tried it yet so it you have leave a comment!!

A few ideas we have not posted but are working on:

DIY Ramadan Coloring book- select pictures about Ramadan and put it together to make a coloring book

DIY Ramadan Storybook- Put together a story about Ramadan so the children can read it

Ramadan Word Search

DIY Ramadan Decoder

DIY Ramadan Cards for family and friends

DIY Eid Cards for family and friends or homemade pictures framed

 

 

 

 

August 11, 2011

Ramadan Smells Good

Ramadan Idea day 10

We did blog this one before but definitely worth repeating. This is a nice sensory activity with the use of spices from around the home. Because its Ramadan cinnamon and other sweet pleasant like spices came to mind. 

There was a post recently on a Montessori blog about spices recently and this also is fun to have the children smell the spices and pick which ones they like and which ones they did not find appealing!

On the construction paper we did designs in glue, in this case moon and stars and let the children sprinkle the spices they liked on the paper. MashaAllah after it was done they kept smelling the artwork.

You can also expand on this lesson by talking about the nose and how the nose’ job is to smell and talk about what smells you like and which ones are not so pleasent. Make a chart of what the children enjoy smelling and what they don’t!

August 11, 2011

Ramadan Ceiling Decorations

Ramadan Idea Day 9

Not only do we decorate the walls for Ramadan but the ceilings too! It gives the room a much festive look to it, and on breezy days in the summer its nice to watch them blow in the wind.

This is a simple one, we cut out shapes we liked and let the children color or paint them. After they have dried (if you used paint) we punch a hole on the top and string it with yarn mashaAllah a simple activity but makes the house extra beautiful.

If you have ceiling decorations then you know how much joy a child gets when they look up at the ceiling seeing the pictures they decorated.

My children always tell company to come and look at their latest project on the walls or their decorations mashaAllah it really helps their self esteem.

August 11, 2011

Ramadan Moon, Stars & Homemade Paint

Ramadan Idea Day 8

After learning about the moon and its phases this would be a nice follow up

We traced a lot of moons and stars for the children to paint and hung up the moons and stars all over the wall!

We ran out of paint but alhamdulilah we know how to make our paint. Here is the recipe for home made paint:

 

Super Easy Finger Paint recipe

2 cups white flour

2 cups cold water

food coloring we used neon for a brighter look.
Pour water into a large mixing bowl. Start slowly adding flour to the water while stirring. Keep adding the flour and stirring until the ingredients are fully mixed together. Separate portions to empty baby food jars or other containers and add food coloring to each to make different colors!

August 11, 2011

Ramadan Bulletin Board

Ramadan Idea Day 7

Alhamdulilah we pray everyone is having a blessed Ramadan! For homeschool we do bulletin boards often, and we have a great time picking a theme each month for our bulletin board display. This month alhamdulilah we have a Ramadan display. At the moment I will post a picture of our bulletin board last year.

We drew the Kaba and the boys colored it along with coloring moon and stars to hang up around the Kaba mashaAllah.
Our vocabulary words during Ramadan were Kaba, Allah, Prophet Muhammad salallahu alayhi wa salaam and Ramadan.

Our border is home made scraps of paper we used to cut out a previous project and instead of throwing it away we used it for being our bulletin board border!