Ah, Ramadan! A month brimming with spirituality, reflection, and community. But let’s face it, keeping the kiddos entertained and spiritually engaged without resorting to endless screen time can be a bit of a head-scratcher….

But don’t worry! We’re here to arm you with a playful arsenal of ideas that’ll keep your little ones engaged, enlightened, and even a wee bit educated, all while soaking in the essence of Ramadan!
So, without further ado, let’s get started!

1. Crafting Ramadhan decorations

Let’s start with some hands-on fun! Crafting is not just about keeping busy; it’s about sparking creativity and learning through doing. Crafting with your children is not just a great way to bond; it’s also a fantastic opportunity to infuse their Ramadan with creativity and joy. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Moon and stars mobile: A classic symbol of Ramadan, the crescent moon and stars can be brought to life through a simple yet enchanting craft project! Using cardboard or thick paper, children can cut out crescent moons and stars, decorate them with glitter, paint, or even fabric, and hang them from a mobile. This not only decorates your home with the symbols of Ramadan but also serves as a great way to talk about the lunar calendar and the significance of moon sighting in Islam.

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  • Miniature mosques: Crafting a miniature mosque can be a wonderful project that combines creativity with learning about Islamic architecture. Using recycled materials like cardboard boxes, paper rolls, and colored paper, children can construct their own version of a mosque, complete with domes and minarets. This hands-on activity allows children to explore the architectural beauty of mosques and understand their importance in the Muslim community.

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  • Ketupat decoration: While making real ketupat might be more suited for the kitchen, crafting ketupat decorations can be a fun and simple activity. Using green and yellow ribbons or strips of colored paper, children can weave their own ketupat shapes!

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  • Lantern making: Lanterns are a beautiful symbol of hope and light during Ramadan. Children can create their own lanterns using colored paper, glass jars, or even recycled materials. Decorating them with Islamic geometric patterns or Arabic calligraphy can add an educational twist to this craft, allowing children to explore artistic expressions within the Islamic culture.

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2. Kitchen adventures

Ah, the kitchen – a place of magic and mouthwatering aromas, especially during Ramadan! But who says the little chefs can’t join in on the fun? Involving children in the kitchen not only turns cooking into an adventure but also sows the seeds of generosity and togetherness.

Here are some ideas to involve your little ones in the kitchen:

  • Serving dates: Dates are the stars of Iftar, symbolizing the breaking of the fast. Why not make it a fun activity? Have the kids wash the dates and perhaps serve them with something of their choice. Maybe pair it with another fruit? A piece of chocolate? Let your children choose what they want to eat with the dates to give them a sense of autonomy, making them excited every iftar!
  • Smoothie station: Set up a mini smoothie station where kids can pick and choose their favorite fruits to blend into a delicious Iftar refreshment. Guide them through the process, from chopping (with safety knives, of course) to blending, and watch their eyes light up as they make their very own smoothie masterpiece!
  • Mini pizzas: You can use just normal bread as the base and let the kids top their mini pizzas with an array of toppings. It’s a playful way to introduce them to different flavors and the concept of sharing, as they make a pizza for another family member.

3. Storytime with Ramadhan themes

Storytime during Ramadan is more than a quiet end to a bustling day; it’s a golden opportunity to connect our young ones with the profound meanings and joyful traditions of Ramadan and Eid, all while journeying through the rich narratives of Islamic history!

Here’s how we can make storytime a beacon of knowledge and joy during Ramadan:

  • Diverse book selection: Curate a collection of books that not only celebrate Ramadan and Eid but also delve into stories from Islamic history. This eclectic mix will provide a well-rounded understanding and appreciation of our faith.
  • Interactive sessions: Bring the stories to life with interactive reading sessions. Use voices for different characters, involve the children in enacting parts of the stories, and encourage questions. This active participation helps cement the values and lessons each story holds.
  • Discussion time: After each story, take a moment to discuss its themes and how they relate to Ramadan and our daily lives. This can be an excellent opportunity for children to express their thoughts and learn more about the significance of Ramadan traditions.

4. Keep a Ramadhan journal

In the bustling days and reflective nights of Ramadan, there’s a quiet, yet profoundly beautiful activity that can become a cherished part of your child’s Ramadan experience: keeping a Ramadan journal!

This isn’t just any journal; it’s a canvas for their thoughts, a sanctuary for their reflections, and a gallery of their creative expressions! Here’s how you can guide them in creating their very own Ramadan journal:

  • Freedom of expression: Encourage your children to make their journal uniquely theirs. Whether they love to write heartfelt entries, sketch vibrant scenes from their day, or mix media with stickers and collage, reassure them that their journal is a judgment-free zone where creativity reigns supreme!
  • Daily reflections: Inspire them to capture the essence of each day—what they felt during their fast, the stories that moved them, or the acts of kindness they witnessed or partook in. It’s about more than just recounting events; it’s about weaving their personal tapestry of Ramadan memories.
  • Gratitude corner: Dedicate a special section or page where they can jot down or illustrate what they’re thankful for each day. This small practice can cultivate a profound sense of gratitude and awareness of the countless blessings that surround us, especially during the holy month!

5. Learning English at IELC

Here at IELC, we’re dedicated to ensuring that your children’s journey into the English language is filled with wonder, excitement, and a sense of adventure that resonates with the Ramadan spirit!

IELC is more than just classrooms and textbooks; it’s a place where imaginations run wild, creativity flourishes, and the joy of learning English comes alive. We’ve designed our courses to ensure that every lesson is not only educational but also incredibly fun and engaging!

At IELC, Ramadan is a time of joyful learning, cultural exploration, and linguistic growth. We’re excited to offer your children an English learning experience that’s as enriching and vibrant as the month of Ramadan itself. Join us in making this Ramadan a journey of discovery, learning, and celebration for your little ones!

6. Write Eid Cards

As the crescent moon heralds the arrival of Eid, it brings with it a perfect opportunity for our little ones to dive into a world of creativity and heartfelt expressions. What better way to express the joy and love that fills our hearts than through handmade Eid cards and thoughtful gifts? This activity isn’t just about cutting, pasting, and decorating; it’s a heartwarming journey into the essence of Eid – the joy of giving!

Here’s how to make this activity a highlight of your children’s Ramadan experience:

  • Designing personalized Eid cards: Provide a variety of materials like colored paper, markers, stickers, and glitter for your children to create their unique Eid cards. Encourage them to think of the person they’re making the card for (for instance, they can make a card for their grandparents, cousins, friends, or teachers) and personalize it with messages or drawings that reflect their relationship and fond memories.
  • Simple, heartfelt gifts: Alongside the cards, children can create small gifts. These could be as simple as a hand-painted stone, a bookmark, a decorated photo frame, or a small plant in a pot they’ve decorated themselves. The emphasis is on the thought and effort, reinforcing the value of giving something meaningful over something expensive.
  • The joy of giving: Explain to your children how giving strengthens bonds and brings happiness not just to the recipients but to the givers as well. Share stories of Eid traditions from around the world to inspire them and show them the universal joy of sharing and giving during this blessed time!


And there we have it, a kaleidoscope of activities to make this Ramadan not just a month of reflection and devotion, but also a time of joy, learning, and togetherness for our little ones!

By doing these activities, we’re not just teaching our kids about Ramadan. We’re making memories that they’ll remember and maybe even do with their own kids one day!

Until next time, keep spreading the love, nurturing the curiosity, and fostering the joy that Ramadan brings into our lives!

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