Activities and games can be a helpful way to teach children about the holy month of Ramadan celebrated by Muslims. You can try some different ideas to help them learn.
Spend some time talking to your child about Ramadan.
During Ramadan, Muslim adults and children who have reached puberty will fast from dawn to sunset each day. This means they don’t eat or drink for these hours. People who are ill, elderly or pregnant don’t fast.
You might want to talk about how:
You can then use Ramadan activities for children to help bring some of these ideas to life.
Try reading some books about Ramadan with your child. This could include:
Help your child reflect on helping others by teaching them kindness. Try making a kindness chart to notice and record acts of kindness by the whole family. Every time someone is kind, mark it on the chart. Ask your child to point out when they notice others being kind. You can make this chart at home.
Or try some activities looking at how to be kind. This could include:
Get some ideas for kindness activities.
Craft activities can help teach children about ideas and help them feel involved. Use crafts to start conversations and help your child reflect on what happens during Ramadan. This could include:
Multicultural Motherhood has a list of activity guides for exploring different reasons for fasting.
A journal can be helpful for older children who are fasting, but also for others who want to make a note of their activities during Ramadan. Suggest they keep a record of what they’re doing and why.
This could include:
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