Ramadan is just around the corner and man I am excited! I put together this Ramadan basket for liyana which is a perfect way to get her into the spirit of Ramadan. I put together this blog post to give you some ideas for a Ramadan Basket for kids and have even included a free printable for you!
We celebrate Ramadan as a family with lots of different traditions including decorating, cooking delicious meals, and so forth. We give gifts to our neighbours and friends. Over the last few years, I have started to put together new traditions for Liyana to make Ramadan more memorable and something she looks forward to while learning about Islam.
A Ramadan Basket idea for kids is a fairly simple idea to have different things in the basket that Liyana can use throughout the month of Ramadan. I thought really hard about what to include in this Ramadan Basket that could be exciting and educational. I included things like new books, Ramadan colouring pages, new colours etc!
Here is what I included, and I even created a FREE printable for you to download.
When making this Ramadan basket, I included things from these 5 categories and found it to be helpful when being mindful of my purchases.
Something to Read
We are so lucky to live in todays society and world where there are books available in mainstream stores like Indigo, Amazon, and other online avenues where we can purchase books based on Ramadan. Liyana is an avid reader and I added these three new books to her Ramadan library!
Something to Learn
This is an idea I got from Liyana’s quran teacher who suggested the students pick an activity they want to set as a goal for Ramadan to increase in frequency – maybe it is adding an extra prayer, or using kind words, helping set the table. I wanted to bring this to life and so I took a regular old chore chart template and customized it to be a Ramadan Jannah Point Tracker with space for a daily checkmark or sticker! You can even print these out and laminate it to reuse weekly or print new copies out weekly during Ramadan. I created this because it is a tangible way I can teach Liyana about doing good deeds in Ramadan and start to explain the concept of Jannah. Of course at the end of the month, we will tally up the points and get her present but the overall idea is to teach the concept of good deeds = rewards = Jannah and this is amplified more in Ramadan. This makes this chart the perfect addition for her Ramadan Basket.
You can download the free fillable printable here and type in your own Ramadan goals for your kids and print it out!
Something to Use
Who doesn’t love new colours and colouring pages?! I found these Ramadan Colouring pages on Amazon that were so cute and I added a new set of markers for her to make this fun!
I also purchased these adorable rainbow ceramic plate and cup set from H&M which will be a fun addition to the Ramadan Basket and something she can use while setting the table (and earning points!!) during Ramadan. Let’s make meal times more fun and simple table utensils are a great addition to any Ramadan basket.
Something to Decorate
Home decor is a big part of Ramadan for us and Liyana is obsessed with decorating and creating vignettes – she takes after her mama of course! I included some fairy lights for her to add to her playroom with other decor that we are adding soon!
Something to Wear
My fondest memories from my childhood Ramadans is wearing something new on Fridays. Every Ramadan in Friday, my mom would have a NEW outfit for us to get dressed in for Friday Prayers. This year, my mom stitched Liyana two new outfits by hand for Ramadan and I absolutely had to include them because it is so so special. I included some fun summer earrings from Joe Fresh in the basket as well because every little girl needs some accessories!
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