Ramadan is a very special month of the year to Muslims. It is the 9th month of the Islamic Lunar Calendar. For everyday of this month, the Muslims spends the entire daylight hours in fasting (meaning they abstain from food and drink to purify the soul).
There are quite a few Ramadan crafts for children to make during this month. They can make a good deeds calendar for random act of kindness. They can make a Masjid Puzzle or a special Ramadan lantern (Fanoos) from construction paper. More crafts are listed below.
Dates From Tree to Table : - For Islamic people, the fruit of the date palm tree takes on a greater significance during the month of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr, the festival that follows the end of Ramadan fasting.
Good Deeds Calendar : - Flip up a flap of this calendar to reveal a random act of kindness. Lend a hand to your family, friends, and neighbors.
High-Ceiling Mosaic : - Islamic architecture is striking and beautiful. Explore the use of geometric shapes in mosques.
Iftar Activity : - Ramadan Iftar Activity for the younger group, use plain foam plates, color them up with oil pastels and stuck it to the plates (you could alternatively, use images cut out from magazines, and supermarket pamphlets – for an easier version). Then added the dua to be said after opening the fast.
Islamic Prophets Mobile : - This is a simple mobile featuring the 4 prophets names written in calligraphy (Abraham, Jesus, Moses and Muhammad) plus a central "Peace be upon them" square. The Qur'an prohibits using images of people or animals as they may be mistaken as idols. In Islam, geometric designs, floral motifs and calligraphy are often used. These templates reflect this.
Make a Ramadan collage : - Let imaginations have free reign! You can either cut out the shapes using tracing papers on the images you've already collected. Or you can go for full fledged collage by tearing paper into small pieces. And, then assemble them into the shape of familiar Ramadan signs. For instance, cut out the shape of the crescent moon from the white construction paper. Make stencils of mosques and minarets with the help of translucent tracing papers. And cut out shapes from the black construction paper using the stencil.
Masjid Puzzle 16 pcs - A home made puzzle.
Moon Project : Ramadan Crafts for Muslim Kids - As we know Ramadan begins and ends with the birth of the new moon. This project will be a good one for preschoolers.
Mosque Craft Mobile : - Make an easy beautiful Mosque mobile using a printable template.
picture of the inside of the masjid : - This Ramadan activity is also one that you and your child can do together insha'Allah.
Pillars of Islam : - Construct a graphic reminder of the Five Pillars of Islam.
ramadan Banner : - Cut two pieces of construction paper into four rectangles (you should have eight). Use stencils or write letters freehand. Decorate with markers or glitter. Use hole-puncher to make four holes at the top of each rectangle. Thread party string or yarn through holes and use to hang on the wall.
Ramadan Calendar Chain : - Make your own handmade Ramadan calendar from colorful construction paper.
ramadan Candy : - Print your favorite clipart along with Ramadan Mubarak on mailing labels, attach to bite-sized candy, and give to friends and neigbors. I used a picture of Quran. You could do this for Eid as well.
Ramadan Centre Piece : - This Ramadan centre piece is fun to make and suitable for toddlers.
Ramadan Decorations - Learn how to make these Ramadan decorations with the following arts and crafts.
Ramadan Door Decoration : Ramadan Crafts Activities for Muslim Children - Here's a way to announce the onset of this Blessed month: A Ramadan Door Decoration. Simple and easy to make. Add glitter, make it 3-D, make it special and then hang it on your little bedroom door or on the front door of your home.
Ramadan Game Arts and Crafts Projects - The kids love the game, and learn some new things.
Ramadan Lapbook 1430 : - The idea of the lapbook is for all the younger children to teach them about some of the more simple aspects of Ramadan, such as breaking fast with dates.
Ramadan Lantern (Fanoos) : Use white construction paper or use different color construction papers. Use a stencil or trace for them the shape of the lantern.
Ramadan Craft : - - Here is a date chain for the kids for Ramadan. A little piece is placed at the top that said something about the blessing of feeding a fasting person (since there is a date for each child and one for them to give away).
Ramadan Mailbox Sorting Activity : - First, the children will be making Ramadan post cards to address and "mail" to family and friends and second, they will be sorting the postcards according to colour/shape or whatever idea you choose.
Simple Night sky and moon Project - Use black or blue construction paper for a night sky background. Use a stencil or trace for them the shape of the crescent moon. They can color it with white, yellow, gold, or silver crayons, pencils, or markers. If they can draw stars by themselves, let them add stars, or let them stick on stars (the self-sticking kind).
Sunset View of the sky and Horizon - A two day project. Before the project, ask them to look and observe the colors of the sunset and an outline of buildings/houses in their neighborhood.