A lot of the youth of the Muslim Ummah are part of the “hype” generation; they love to build an exciting image before events and even getting others “hyped” in the process. So what can we do to really get our kids excited for this upcoming Ramadan? One idea is Ramadan crafts, a creative way to express our love for Allah, the Qur’an, and the month in which it was revealed.
Looking for Ramadan Craft Ideas?
A Ramadan craft doesn’t have to be extensive, difficult, or too factual and educational. In fact, some of the best Ramadan craft ideas are actually variations of everyone’s favorite crafts and activities. This is because, at Noor Kids, we wholeheartedly believe that kids can gain deep understanding of our Deen and have fun at the same time! That’s why we produce content that aims to both stimulate and excite the minds of our youngest Muslims. Check out some Ramadan crafts in our activity archives:
- One of our Ramadan craft ideas that can get your child’s brain juices flowing is the moon banner craft. In this activity, you and your child will think about all the things you love about Ramadan, and make a decorative moon banner to hang in your home this Ramadan.
- Another of our cool Ramadan crafts is our fasting fun punch activity, where your child will make a poster board of Quran, Hadith, and Dua cards to “punch” after breaking each fast–with a fun treat inside each day!
- As suhoor and iftar meals are an important part of Ramadan, you can get your child involved in quick, easy, and delicious Ramadan meal prep with our 10 healthy Ramadan meals in a mason jar.
You can also get the Ramadan hype started by showing your child last year’s Digital Ramadan Camp, with engaging storytime, interactive games and activities, inspiring lessons, and famous guest speakers! You can watch the class for each day of Ramadan here:
Eight Cool Ramadan Kids Activities
Below we highlight some cool Ramadan kids activities to help your children learn and grow, while providing the added benefit of giving you the time to focus on your ibadah this Ramadan!
- A Ramadan Activity Book
Umm an-Nu’man provides a beautifully rich and detailed PDF (free to download and print) with top-notch activities and lessons designed to keep kids busy in a good way. This activity book, totaling 75 pages, is a great source of Ramadan crafts, as it features highly thoughtful and stimulating lessons, art activities, and games that meaningfully engage the Blessed Month while strengthening children’s basic reading, writing, counting, spelling, and critical thinking skills.
- Children’s Ramadan Videos
Ramadan offers a special opportunity to decrease our worldly entertainment (like television shows, movies, and music) and tune into more beneficial and spiritual activities. This is true for all ages! In this helpful post, Canadian blogger, The Muslimah Mommy, shares her personal playlist of selected Ramadan videos for children, which can be streamed on YouTube. From puppet shows and nasheeds to mini history lessons, each of these videos invites kids to lightheartedly reflect on the meaning of this holy month.
- Activity: Coloring in the Verses on Fasting
This Ramadan crafts printable activity is beneficial for both younger and older kids! Coloring in the English translation of the Qur’anic command to fast (Qur’an, 2:183-185) is a very simple, yet highly effective, way for parents and teachers to introduce fasting as a pillar of Islam. With appropriate images that accompany each written verse, children learn (and insha’Allah internalize) the obligations and exceptions of fasting.
- Activity: A Sadaqa Jar
GiveLight Foundation is a wonderful organization that cares for young Muslim orphans around the world. In this beautiful community post, GiveLight offers a deep lesson linking gratitude (shukr) and charity (sadaqa)—with an emphasis on children’s involvement in these key activities. Decorating and maintaining a personal “Sadaqa Jar” is a perfect, practical way for kids to engage in related acts of gratitude and charity. Click here to learn more!
- Activity: The 99 Names of Allah Puzzle
What better way to improve one’s Arabic and English reading skills than to remember the divine names and attributes of Allah (swt)? This “99 Names of Allah” flashcard and memory-puzzle activity is doubly beneficial. For children who are not well-versed in the Arabic script, flashcards can be modified to simply reflect English meanings and transliteration—which still allows kids to remember, reflect on, and insha’Allah memorize the 99 names and attributes of Allah (swt).
You can find similar Ramadan craft ideas by reading our blog on why you should learn the beautiful attributes of Allah.
- Islamic Studies Video Games
When looking for the most relevant Ramadan activities for youth, this website is an Islamic Studies gem! An excellent resource for children who are comfortable using a computer or tablet, this website features an extensive range of Islamic Studies related sources—from Arabic lessons and prophetic history to nasheeds and video games. We especially recommend this for parents keen on introducing more spiritually beneficial videos and video games to their tech-savvy children.
- Activity: Ramandan Placemat
This Ramadan placemat-making activity by Karima’s Crafts is a subtle yet creative way of introducing and instilling the virtue of saying bismillah before eating and drinking. This website also features a series of other Islamic stencils and worksheets, which can be laminated into placemats too! Be sure to check out the worksheets that feature special Ramadan duas associated with beginning and breaking the fast.
- A Qur’an Memorization Starter Kit
Though a purchase is required for this final activity, we believe it’s an invaluable investment. These Qur’an memorization starter kits and flashcards are meticulously well-crafted, featuring surahs in Arabic, English, and transliterated Arabic for ease of recitation. Not only do the kits include surahs, but they also contain important lessons on topics like the etiquette of recitation, virtues of memorization, the reward of teaching the Qur’an to one’s children, and tips for Qur’an study.
Picking Your Favorite Ramadan Crafts
There are unlimited options when it comes to Ramadan crafts. Whereas it’s preferable to keep our focus on the spirit of this blessed month when picking out crafts for our kids, we can easily shape any craft out there that our kids love and enjoy to fit the Ramadan theme.
In the end, our goal as parents is to ensure that our children are able to capture the true essence of the beautiful, blessed month of Ramadan in whatever activity they partake in. We can consider it a win if the activities we provide for them not only are fun and engaging, but help them nurture a love for Allah (SWT), the holy Qur’an, and the month of Ramadan!
Do you have a favorite Ramadan craft from the above? Let us know in the comments below!
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