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Friday, May 4, 2018

Our DIY Ramadan: Ramadan Basket for Kids

It's that time of year again! Alhumdulillah, the blessed month of Ramadan is near, and it's a time of spreading joy and kindness to those around us. I have collaborated with 5 amazing bloggers as we all share how we DIY Ramadan in our homes. If you're going through the blog hop and visiting from the talented Amna B Interiors' blog then welcome! I hope you enjoy the post :)

My focus will be on Ramadan for kids!

One thing about starting your own family after marriage is that you can start new traditions. These go on to become cherished memories in your own and your children's lives. When my eldest son turned 2, I starting introducing Islamic concepts to him during the month of Ramadan. It's never too early to start teaching! We focused on doing one good deed a day such as learning about Allah or walking together to hand out flowers and chocolates to neighbors. He was also given a treat everyday, and this created excitement for him for the duration of the entire month. For more ideas on good deeds and treats for 30 days, check out my blog post here

I continued this tradition for the next couple of years, and now that I have two children Alhumdulillah, I wanted to increase the number of activities for them that they could do together in Ramadan. This year I came up with a Ramadan Basket that they could share.

My plan is to present them with this basket as soon as the moon for Ramadan is sighted inshaAllah. They can then open the basket and help me decorate the house for Ramadan. I can't wait to see the excitement on their faces inshaAllah!

Here are a few details about what's in the basket. I absolutely love this gorgeous cake topper:

This is from Simply Impressions, and you can buy this specific cake topper from here. It looks great on wreaths, gift baskets, bouquets and other things apart from cakes and this is my second year of using it. The quality is great, and it makes such a great impression on my gift basket for the kids!

Here's a look inside the basket:

It consists of Islamic books that I display in our living room during all of Ramadan, along with the good deed a day calendar, and activities or a treat for each day of the month. 

These are the books that I  have for my 5 and 2 year old boys. Most of the books are available on Amazon. Click on these books below for affiliate links from Amazon if you're interested:

As for activities, I bought them over the last few months wherever I found a good deal. Here are a few of the things I have planned:

1) Finger puppets from IKEA. They will be given one each over 5 days throughout the month.
2) Chalk Spray from Target (Dollar Spot)
3) Crayon Art Set from Target (Dollar Spot)
4) Wooden Painting Kit from Jo Ann Fabrics (Clearance section)
5) Stickers from Jo Ann Fabrics (Clearance Section)
6) Bubbles ($1). We will do this a few days of Ramadan for the fun activity
7) Play Doh to make Islamic shapes
8) Finger Ink Pad to paint a mosque
9) Create Eid cards for family or friends
10) If we are not doing an activity in the day then they will get a small toy or chocolate instead.

Apart from this they will of course be focusing on one good deed a day inshaAllah!

It is so important for me to teach my kids the beauty of Ramadan through doing good deeds and remembering Allah, while at the same time creating an atmosphere of excitement and joy. I want them to know that THIS is the time we as Muslims celebrate along with the two Eids, and want to create a meaningful experience for them, year after year inshaAllah.

I hope you enjoyed this post! Make sure to check out Areeba's post at Mint Candy Designs next as she shares her DIY Living Room Ramadan Decor.

Also check out everyone else who worked on their DIY Ramadan in the following links:

Hira | Zair Zabr Play : Intro to Our DIY Ramadan
Summar | The Cozy Home Chronicles : DIY Ramadan Banner + Iftar Tablescape
Nida | NiMi Style : D.I.Y Doily Table Runner + Gratitude Wall
Amna B | Amna B Interiors : Modern Ramadan Frame
Seher | Simply in Control : Ramadan Basket for Kids
Areeba | Mint Candy Designs : Living Room Ramadan Decor

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