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3 Ways to Include Young Children in Ramadan

Ramadan is upon us once again! With the Holy Month just around the corner, I want to share with you a few ways we include our girls in the Ramadan spirit.

If you are wondering ‘what is Ramadan?’, here is a video of adorable children talking about what Ramadan is. Simply, it is the ninth lunar month where we don’t eat from sunrise to sunset. It is a time for self-reflection, to become closer to Allah,  and a time to help those in need.

So for all you Muzzie Mamas out there, here are 3 ways I include our young daughters (3 and 1), since they are too young to fast.

(1.) DAILY DONATION BASKET

Daily donation basket: one of the fundamental parts of Ramadan is charity, and helping others. This year, my girls and I will fill a basket each day with one pantry or toiletry item. At the end of Ramadan as part of our Eid celebrations, we will take these to the mosque to donate.

(2.) BOOKS ABOUT RAMADAN

Books about Ramadan: Nothing helps children make sense of the world more than reading!

 

(3.) DECORATE

Decorate: bring the festive spirit into your home by putting up fun Ramadan decorations. I love to hang lanterns, lights, signs, banners, and crescent moons.

Ramadan Mubarak and many blessings to all of you this Ramadan!

xoxo, Deseree

  1. Sarah

    April 29th, 2019 at 5:36 pm

    This is wonderful! Prwcting these small acts of kindness with my kids!! Thanks for the ideas and sharing of the Islamic traditions.

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