Ramadan is such a special time for our family, and I have a heart for sharing how we celebrate with others so that this joy can find its way into your homes too! I believe that as Muslim parents living in North America, it is imperative that we make Ramadan and Eid as fun and festive as possible for our children, especially with Christmas and other holidays to compare to.
In this post, I’ve collected seven ideas that I use in my home to make this holiday fun for my daughter. It’s so important to me to teach her about Ramadan and inspire her to love it as much as I do. I hope you find some ideas here to add to your own family celebrations!
Kids Ramadan Decor for their Bedroom
Are you looking for ways to include your kids in the excitement of Ramadan? Why not decorate their room? In this post, I’m going to share all the little touches of Ramadan that I put in my daughter’s bedroom to get her in the spirit of the season. I used decorations I already had on hand mixed with a few new things to create a lovely little Ramadan haven. From banners to letter boards to calendars, come find some Ramadan inspiration for your own kids’ rooms!
DIY Ramadan Dua Journal for Kids
I love meaningful family traditions, don’t you?
Years ago, I started keeping a dua journal dedicated to all the duas or prayers I wanted answered in this life and the next. Every Ramadan I add duas to this long list and I reflect back on the previous year’s entries and make notes about events and happenings that fulfilled them. This process of reflection year after year has instilled gratitude in my life and strengthened my connection with Allah (swt) over the years. I wanted to give that gift to my daughter as well. She is now old enough to write, and even though her sentences might still be broken and her words not spelled correctly, they are full of love and emotion. So, I made her a Ramadan dua journal of her own.
I used a dollar store journal, craft materials, and a mother’s love. Check out the full post to see how I did it.
DIY Ramadan Advent Calendar
It’s almost the beginning of Ramadan, and you know how excited I am about that! I love all the preparation and the anticipation that comes before this special time. You also know how much I love celebrating Ramadan as a family. Combine this with my love of fun DIY projects, and it really shouldn’t surprise you that I’ve come up with a DIY Ramadan Advent Calendar! My hope is that this will encourage my kids to get involved and grow in their faith this Ramadan season.
This is a simple project involving a FREE Ramadan Advent Calendar printable that I’ve created just for you. Check out the full post to get the printable, instructions, and a materials list so you can make your very own!
Ramadan Gift Basket Ideas for Kids & Free Printable Jannah Point Tracker
Ramadan is just around the corner and man am I excited! I think as parents that we should use any opportunity we can to connect faith with fun for younger people. This concept is really at the heart of this gift basket idea. I put together this Ramadan basket for Liyana, which I think is a perfect way to get her into the spirit of Ramadan. This will inspire her to participate fully in the family festivities, prayers, and reflections that are integral to this holiday. It has items that Liyana can use throughout the month of Ramadan to help her learn more about it and have fun at the same time! The best part about this project was deciding what to put in the basket. I’ve included:
- New books
- Ramadan colouring pages
- New markers
- Janna Points Tracker (a free printable for you!)
Happy creating everyone!
Must Have Ramadan Books for Your Little Ones!
As Ramadan approaches, one great way to teach about and impart our love for it is through Ramadan-themed books. Muslim authors have come a long way since I was little, and there are now so many amazing Ramadan books available. Come check out my blog post to see how I transformed my daughter’s (already beautiful) reading nook into a Ramadan nook. I’ve also included a list of book titles to add to your own collection!
Ramadan Kids Playroom Decor Ideas
Fun, pretty decor is a great way to get kids in the spirit of Ramadan! Since Liyana spends so much time in her playroom, I decided to add some Ramadan decorations. Come and see how the simple addition of a beautiful calendar and some printables changed the vibe of the playroom. Decorating this space added holiday anticipation for her as well! I hope you find some inspiration for your own kids’ space.
Easy Salt Dough Ornaments to Make with Your Kids
Are you looking for an easy Ramadan activity to do with your kids? How about making these Salt Dough Ornaments? These are a fun craft for any occasion! This quick DIY is kid-friendly and will entertain them for over an hour (HALLELUJAH!). All you need is some Ramadan-themed cookie cutters, the recipe, and your own creativity to make them your own. Let’s get to it!
There you have it! Seven ways of bringing extra Ramadan spirit into your kids’ lives. I hope you found something you love. Please tag me @mintcandydesigns to show me which ones you brought into your own celebrations this year!