Ramadan for Kids – here’s how your child can make the most of Ramadan!
Ramadan is the perfect opportunity to introduce young children to the beauty of Islam. Surround your children with feelings of blessing and faith. Even when they are too young to fast, children can remain in touch with their faith and strengthen their connection with religion. Ramadan for kids can include many traditions like increasing the number of times they pray to Allah (SWT) and reciting the Qur’an. Learning is also a big part of Ramadan for youngsters, interacting with fun, educational materials is a great way for them to retain information; encourage them to engage with books, anasheeds and stories!
Now that the holy month of Ramadan is well underway, we’ve got some tips to keep your little ones excited and invested in Islam.
Why not take some time to create Ramadan themed crafts and decorations?
Making cards for Ramadan and Eid is a great way to keep the little ones entertained and in tune with their faith. You can also encourage your child to create Ramadan art and hang their creations around your home. Give them a word to draw or paint (moon, star, dates, or mosque are always good starting points).
Lantern making is another great way to incorporate faith into arts and crafts. Representing ‘the light leading the way’, the lantern is a well-known symbol during Ramadan which can also prove a lot of fun to make a paper model of.
Acts of Kindness
Encourage your children to plan and complete acts of kindness throughout the month of Ramadan. Why not set them the challenge of doing one good deed every day? This could be anything from a simple smile to donating to a charity. Make sure your child tracks their good deeds so they can feel encouraged and motivated.
Remember, children often learn by example! Why not complete a good deed together, like visiting a neighbour or letting them help you with a household chore? Teach your children the importance of giving back this Ramadan.
Another way to light the spark within your child this Ramadan is to encourage them to create a journal.
Children can plan and reflect on the good deeds and goals they have already accomplished and plan to carry out even more acts of kindness throughout the remainder of the month. A Ramadan journal will also allow children to record their happy memories and overall thoughts of their experience – maybe they can reflect on it before next year!
Be sure to encourage your child to document the lessons they have learned throughout the blessed month and ask them how they plan to continue their good deeds once Ramadan comes to an end.
Islam themed gifts are another great way to get your little ones involved and engaged in Ramadan. At Penny Appeal, we have a range of gifts for all the family with a particularly special one for the youngsters.
Penny the Prayer Bear is the perfect gift for your child as they begin to learn more about Islam. Squeeze Penny’s left ear and you will hear the Adhaan (Call to Prayer), squeeze Penny’s right ear to hear greetings and prayers! Delivered to your door with a prayer mat and book, you’ll also have access to our free interactive app. 100% of all proceeds go towards our work in supporting vulnerable children and families around the world.
Click the link below to get your Prayer Bear!
While sharing such precious memories with family and loved ones, take a minute to think of those who are forced to go without. As we guide our children and instil their love for religion, let’s spare a thought for the children who don’t have parents showing them the way. Whether it be through conflict or natural disaster, millions of orphans are often victim to poverty and exploitation with no access to healthcare or education.
Help us introduce orphans to loving parents who will teach them the foundations of Islam and navigate them through the memorable, family activities that we cherish throughout this blessed month.
Sponsor a Hifz orphan today and give them the opportunity to live a happy life and guide their community.
FRIDAY 31 MAR 2023