The last 10 days of Ramadan are a very blessed time for Muslims. Making duaa, reading Quran, extra prayers, giving in charity, and staying up for Laylat al-Qadr, are all actions Muslim should strive towards during those last 10 days of Ramadan.
Allah (SWT) tells us how important the last ten days are in the following Quranic verse:
“Indeed, We sent the Qur’an down during the Night of Decree. And what can make you know what is the Night of Decree? The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months. The angels and the Spirit descend therein by permission of their Lord for every matter. Peace it is until the emergence of dawn”
And in the following hadith, it was narrated that ‘Aishah said:
“The Prophet (ﷺ) used to strive hard (in worship) in the last ten nights of Ramadan as he never did at any other time.”
Young children may be at play most of the day instead of entirely fasting and reaping the benefits of Ramadan; however, there are ways we can teach them the actual benefits of those last ten days.
The goal of this activity is to make a Ramadan decoration for the last ten days of Ramadan using the Ramadan moon. Your children will be able to showcase what they love about Ramadan, especially the last ten days of Ramadan.
This Islamic activity is suitable for 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8-year-olds.
This activity should take roughly 20-30 minutes.
- Printer paper or yellow card stock
- A ball of yarn
- Markers or crayons
- Mini clothespins
- Ramadan Moon Template
- 2 cork board pins
- Plastic-free glitter (optional)
Part One – Explain the Last 10 Nights of Ramadan Activity (10 Minutes)
1. Talk to your child about the last ten days of Ramadan and why extra worship in these days is essential.
- Say, “Sometime during this month, Allah (SWT) sent down the message of the Holy Quran to the prophet Muhammad (SAWS).
- Say, “What do you see that is special during the last ten days of Ramadan?” Answers may vary. Younger children may need prompts in this area.
2. Give the following prompts if necessary:
- Where does dad go the last ten days of Ramadan?” The answer may be Itikaf or Taraweeh prayers.
- “What do we do more of the last ten days of Ramadan?” The answer may be reading more Quran, understanding the Seerah, or making more duaa (especially for loved ones).
- “Why do we stay up so late on the odd nights of the last ten days?” The answer may be because of Laylat al-Qadr.
Part Two – Make a 10 Reasons Why I Love Ramadan Moon Banner (20 Minutes)
1. Say to your child, “Because we are in the last ten days of Ramadan, we will celebrate by creating a 10 Reasons Why I love Ramadan Banner.”
2. Print out ten copies of the Ramadan Moon Template and cut out. We decided to use one moon shape; if you are feeling adventurous, you could cut out the actual phases of the moon during the last ten days of Ramadan.
3. Decorate, write and or draw why your child loves Ramadan on each moon, trying to relate it to the last ten days. Depending on age, you could finish the moon banner in one day, or you could do one moon a day for the last ten days of Ramadan.
4. Clip each moon in the correct sequence using the mini clothespins onto a cut piece of yarn.
5. Use the corkboard pin to hang up your child’s banner.
How did the activity go for you? Share your thoughts below in the comment section!
You can also join the Noor Kids Facebook group for Muslim parents to discuss your Ramadan and Eid plans at the link below!