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Daily Activities for Ramadan

Ramadan 11

 

 

Topic:

 

Children and Fasting

 

 

 

Today's Quote:

 

“We went to the mosque and made toys of wool for them (children)

and when anyone felt hungry and wept for food

we have them these toys till it was the time to break the fast.”

Rubayyi daughter of Muawwidh bin Afra

regarding what the Companions said in relation to children and fasting.”

 Saheeh Muslim (#2531)

 

 

Goal:

to learn why “practice” fasting is good for children

and to practice the sunnah regarding children and fasting.

 

Activity 1:

 

Read the hadith in the Today's Quote.

(Read the full text in Saheeh Muslim, Book of Sawm, #2531-2532)

 

Children are not required to fast, but, according to  the Saheeh Muslim commentary (Abdul Hameed Siddiqi translation)  the Muslims in the time of the Prophet (salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam) had children fast in order to give them “mental and practical training” in religious duties before these duties became obligatory for them so that they would be used to them.

 Children were given toys to take their minds off of being hungry.

 

Discuss: 

What are some things that you do in your family to pass the time until Maghrib?

 (especially when it is close to Maghrib)

 

Talk about the importance of “practicing” something before you actually have to do it. 

Why is it a good idea?

What could happen if you don’t?

 

 

Activity 2:

 

Make Your own ramadan/fasting toy

 

Make a homemade toy to play with (paper airplane or car, make believe (non animal/non human) character, pillow, etc) or make one for a younger sibling.

Here are some sites you can check out for making homemade toys:

a. http://www.papertoys.com/

b. http://familycrafts.about.com/od/moretoys/

c. http://flfl.essortment.com/homemadetoys_rcqg.htm (For the little ones)

d. http://www.sciencetoymaker.org/

e. http://scitoys.com/(Science Toys)

f.  http://ezinearticles.com/?Homemade-Toys&id=251831

g. http://www.creativekidsathome.com/activities/activity_85.shtml

h. http://www.backwoodshome.com/articles2/andal72.html

 

OR design and make your own.......

 

 

Activity 3:

Journal

Complete your Ramadan Journal for Ramadan 11

 

Journal ideas: write about your toy.  Describe it. How does it work? What does it look like. (Younger children can do this orally).

 

OR write an ad for your toy.  Include features of the toy, how much it costs, why people should buy it.  Be persuasive. (see sample ad in Ramadan 11 Journal).

 OR write a how to article describing how you made the toy.

 

OR write about a favorite toy.

 Again, these activities can be done orally by younger children or they can dictate to a grown up or sibling and copy what their helper writes down.

OR

 (for older children) What are some things you do to help you get through the fasting day?

Activity 4:

Coloring:

Toys (Drawing/Writing Activities)

 

Activity 5:

Copy today's quote neatly.

 

 

 

This page last updated:

Sunday, January 21, 2007

 

 

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