Ramadan mubarak everyone! Hope everyone is having a blessed Ramadan and so far it is off to a great start for you. If you have been around the blog before, you know that Ramadan and Eid are a big topic on here and something I take a lot of pride when I create content around this. I really try to emulate this in everything I do related to Ramadan and in preparation for it. I have strived to teach about Ramadan, its mercy and its attributes to Liyana and now Suleiman in the last few years. Whether that is through decor for Ramadan, sharing food with our neighbours for Iftaar in Ramadan, throwing them an Eid party, Ramadan crafts, or other aspects of our daily life – this is an important aspect of my job as a Muslim mother instilling the love of Islam in my children.
This year I decided to teach Liyana about Ramadan with a different aspect. Before march break, I started to talk about a Ramadan “art project”. My daughters ears immediately perked up as she heard the words “art project”. Knowing her, she was 10000% on board with an art project about Ramadan. I knew this was going to be THE thing she remembers and wants to do about Ramadan this year so we spent a lot of time planning out what we were going to do related to this. We made a trip to Dollarama and purchased a foam board, cardstock, stickers, new markers and other supplies to make this more exciting. In the past, I have given her these supplies in a Ramadan Basket.. but this year my angle was different!
You can see our Ramadan presentation below – it was nothing complex. It has typed up text, that you can download below and add to to it or change the font of. I printed out the text, cut it out and then stuck it to cardstock. I cut out letters from sparkly cardstock (also from dollarama) to spell out the words Ramadan. Once I had placed the text, and the captions, we filled in spots with stickers, gems, and we even reused some previous Ramadan decorations (the pink crescent moons on the top).
FYI – I asked Liyana’s teacher permission prior to starting this project and she was welcoming and open to this! Next, to add to the presentation, I also made Ramadan goodie bags for her to give to her friends after. For this, I used plain mini canvases on which I drew a crescent moon and a star with a permanent sharpie. I added these along with some mini paint pots and a paint brush to a plain white bag. I stapled another free printable on the blog you can get here!
Today Liyana went to her class and presented her Ramadan presentation to not just her friends, but also another classroom where she was asked to come and present! She was beaming when I saw her after school and was telling me how her friends all loved her presentation. I received some pictures from her teacher and a note commending my girl on her hard work. I am not crying… you’re crying!