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It's Ramadan!

Daily Activities for Ramadan

Shaban 28/29/30

 

 

Topic:

 

 The Approach of Ramadan; Sighting the Moon

 

 

Today's Quote:

 

“When there comes the month of Ramadan,

the gates of mercy are opened,

and the gates of Hell are locked

and the devils are chained.”

 

Narrated on the authority of

Abu Hurayrah (radiallahu anhu)

 (Saheeh Muslim, #2361)

 

 

 

Goal:

To prepare for Ramadan; learn about the phases of the moon

 

 

 

Activity 1:

  

Make a Ramadan Bulletin board

 

 A Bulletin board is a handy place to put all sorts of useful Ramadan goodies.

 

Sample Bulletin Board Layout

Included are some suggestions for things you can add. 

Be creative and personalize it to fit your family.

 

 

Ramadan Board Attachment ideas:

 

 

Ramadan Calendar

 (or make your own)

 

 

Family Fasting Tracker

keep track of the days everyone has fasted

 

 

What Breaks the Fast Reminder Poster

 

 

Duaa for Breaking Fast

 

 

Suratul Qadr Poster

 

 

Command to Fast Poster

 

Artwork and crafts made during Ramadhan

 

 

Activity 2:

 

Preparing for Ramadan

Read or listen to and discuss the following article and/or audio:

 

Approach of Ramadhan

 

by Shaykh ‘Abdullah Ibn Saalih al-Fawzaan

(this links to the download page from Troid.org. where the file (PDF, 55k) is located.

 

 

Preparation for Ramadan

 

 by Shaykh 'Abdullaah Ibn 'Abdur-Raheem al-Bukharee

(Overview & Audio from Troid.org)

(this links to the download page from Troid.org. where the file is; 90 min. Two downloads.)

 

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Older Kids:

Take notes on the above article and lecture

and make a “Preparing for Ramadhan” Poster to hang on the bulletin board.

 

Younger Kids:

With parents or siblings’ help, make an illustrated “Preparing for Ramadhan” Poster

for the bulletin board.

 

 

 

Activity 3:

 

Learn about the phases of the moon

 

We know that Ramadhan (or any Islamic month)

begins when we sight the new or crescent moon.

Learn about the phases of the moon

and how to tell when the new month starts

through the following activities and sites:

 

Facts about the moon’s phases:

http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/time/moon/phases.html

 

Phases of the moon diagram for each month in 2006-2007: http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/interactives/moon/moon_worksheet/moon_worksheet.html

 

Make your own Lunar Calendar: http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/interactives/moon/moon_worksheet/moon_worksheet.html

 

Take the Moon Challenge Drag

and drop the moons to the correct place in the lunar cycle: http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/interactives/moon/moon_challenge/moon_challenge.html

Diagram of the different moon phases around the Earth: http://www.hermit.org/Eclipse/Graphics/diagrams/SolSysPhases.png

Animation showing the different moon phases around the Earth: http://www.sumanasinc.com/webcontent/anisamples/astronomy/moonphase.html

  DLTK’s Moon Phases Crafts (ages 2-8)

http://www.dltk-teach.com/rhymes/moon/mphases.htm

 

Moon’s Life Cycle:

Hover over each of the cycles to see what the moon looks like

 at that time.

http://home.hiwaay.net/~krcool/Astro/moon/moonlif.htm

 

MacGraw Hill School:

links and lessons about the moon and its phases, 1st grade level http://www.macmillanmh.com/reading/2005/teacher/teachres/tes/activity.php3?story=47

 

How long does each phase of the moon last?

http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/en/kids/phonedrmarc/2004_march.shtml

 

Phases of the Moon (NASA):

 http://lunar.arc.nasa.gov/science/phases.htm

 

Moon Phase Activity from NASA for older kids

http://education.jpl.nasa.gov/educators/moonphase.html

 

Moon Phase Shockwave Presentation:

 http://lunar.arc.nasa.gov/science/exp2.htm

 

 Moon Images from NASA http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/en/educators/teachers_moon_images.shtml

 

Sight the Moon Project: 

 Make a telescope with a cardboard tube. Decorate, and try to sight the moon each night before Ramadan begins.

Make Moon Phase diaries to record what you observe.

Older kids: http://magaxp1.msfc.nasa.gov/outreach/girlscouts/moon_phases.html

Younger kids: http://magaxp1.msfc.nasa.gov/outreach/girlscouts/smpl_moon_chrt.htm

Continue with your diary throughout Ramadan, insha Allah.

 

 

 

Activity 4:

 

 

Copy today's quote neatly. 

 

 

Activity 5:

 

Color: Ramadan Coloring Page

 

 

(Tip: Color and laminate to make a Ramadan placemat)

 

(created by Iluvpandas, age 11)

 

This page last updated:

Sunday, January 21, 2007

 

 

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