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5 Things You Must Do To Prepare Your Kids For Ramadan

5 Things You Must Do To Prepare Your Kids For Ramadan

Nasheed
Research proves that when you listen to music(nasheed) you like, your brain releases dopamine, a “feel-good” neurotransmitter. So the next time you need an emotional boost, especially during Ramadan,  listen to our favorite tunes listed below. That’s all it takes to get a natural spiritual high!

  1. Zaky Ramadan: https://tinyurl.com/hy5vmyo
  2. Upsy Daisy: https://tinyurl.com/jdsnh6p
  3. Nasheed - Months in Islam with Zaky: https://tinyurl.com/y7qumxrj
  4. Forever by Zain Bhikha feat: https://tinyurl.com/yd5odqxz
  5. Alhumdulillah For Everything: https://tinyurl.com/yd7d7rze
  6. I am a Muslim Kids Poem: https://tinyurl.com/ycl758mo
  7. Ali and Sumaya Ramadan Nasheed: https://tinyurl.com/y8sn3ww5
  8. Ramadan Moon: https://tinyurl.com/yd3bglx3
  9. Knock, Knock, It’s Ramadan: https://tinyurl.com/ybks44o8
  10. Ramadan: https://tinyurl.com/yd5zx84j

Islamic Board Games
What your Muslim child needs is to be with you with no goal in mind beyond the joy of spending time together. He/she wants you to take pleasure in him/her, play with him/her, and listen to him/her. Nothing bolsters his/her self-esteem more! So what are you waiting for! Click on the link and place your order today and make lasting memories this coming Ramadan!

  1. The Salah Matching Game: https://tinyurl.com/y77grhts
  2. Junior Quran Challenge Game: https://amzn.to/2vbybxB
  3. 5 PILLARS Board Game: https://amzn.to/2EJo969
  4. Hadith Challenge game: https://amzn.to/2quacnH
  5. Quran Knowledge Game: https://amzn.to/2GVaEGx

    Decorating your home
    Ramadan spirit is the core of a collaborative, positive home environment. Ramadan spirit builds off of strong interpersonal communication, and strengthens the Muslim home because everyone works towards a common goal and feels a strong sense of belonging.  A Ramadan environment in your home that welcomes creative, diverse opinions and open to all members within the family fosters growth, and, in turn, makes your home a fun place to be. Make an effort for the whole family to take part in reviving the Ramadan spirit by engaging in decorating your home this year. Here are the top “decorating must have” for this coming ramadan.

    1. Ramadan Kareem Balloons (Pk of 10): https://amzn.to/2GTZ9PJ
    2. Ramadan Kareem Pillow Covers: https://amzn.to/2GQN0ei
    3. Moon and Stars Garland Gold Glitter Nursery Decoration 12 Feet: https://amzn.to/2GTID2n
    4. 6 Gold Mini Holographic Star Lanterns: https://amzn.to/2qtooNH
    5. Purple Ramadan Calendar Tracker Count Down: https://amzn.to/2GSL2tS
    6. Ramadan Kareem Decor Arabic Islam Muslim Wall Stickers: https://amzn.to/2INwKr2
    7. New Moon Craft Eid Décor Craftbox: Gift for Ages 4+: https://amzn.to/2HuJgwj
    8. Ramadan Calligraphy Wall Stickers 100 cm x 37 cm: https://amzn.to/2EG7MaL

        Ramadan Books  
        The more you read to your children about our holidays, stories of the prophet, etc., the more knowledge they absorb, and knowledge is important in all aspects of their life. After all, reading with your children gives them the ability to build their Islamic vocabulary skills needed for when they start to read themselves. So we’ve put together some of the best Ramadan books to set you and your child towards success. Happy reading.

        1. Under the Ramadan Moon: https://amzn.to/2EHe9ul
        2. Rashad's Ramadan and Eid Al-Fitr: https://amzn.to/2EEd5Hv
        3. Tell me more about Ramadan: (Ramadan books for kids): https://amzn.to/2qrBJGs
        4. My First Ramadan (My First Holiday): https://amzn.to/2GU5lqO
        5. Lailah's Lunchbox: A Ramadan Story: https://amzn.to/2qundO3
        6. Ramadan and Fasting Activity Book: https://amzn.to/2GTX4U5
        7. My 30 Days of Ramadan: Activity Workbook: https://amzn.to/2qruMpI
        8. Hassan and Aneesa Love Ramadan: https://amzn.to/2JHP5qC
        9. Ramadan:  https://amzn.to/2EJGBfi
        10. Ramadan Moon: https://amzn.to/2qrISX8

          Ramadan Gift Giving
          Gift giving during Ramadan is a simple way to cultivate the excitement and sprite within your family home. Pre-plan to gift wrap small items to give throughout the month of Ramadan. And yes, while our kids enjoy gifts during this holiday season, remember and be mindful, for us Muslims, Ramadan is a religious holiday. Here are a few ways to have fun with gift giving this Ramadan.

          1. Do a kids’ “Nasheed chairs” gift exchange.” Playing a version of musical chairs by having the kids sit in a circle and passing around wrapped gifts while Nasheed music plays. The children get to keep whatever they’re holding when the Nasheed music stops—more exciting than just picking a gift out of a bag.
          2. Gift giving Game: Invite everyone to contribute a wrapped gift. Draw numbers out of a jar to see who gets to pick from the pile first. Player No. 1 chooses and unwraps a gift, then shows it to everyone else. Player No. 2 then either “steals” that present or picks and unwraps another one from the pile. Player No. 3 can then steal either gift, or choose and unwrap another, and so on. Any player whose gift is stolen gets to pick again. The game continues until everyone has a gift.
          3. Play Ramadan Trivia. Can you name all nine of “must do” during Ramadan? If so, you get first pick of the presents in the pile. Players use clickers or simply raise their hands to answer, and once they get a present, they’re out of the competition. At the end, the moderator gets to either choose the last gift remaining or take a gift from somebody else—a one-time-only privilege for all of his or her hard work. Click here for a list of Q & A fun Ramadan Trivia questions for your family gift giving night!
          4. Gift treasure hunt. Save a few gifts (anything small and inexpensive), wrap them up, and hide them throughout the house. After the kids finish with breaking their fast & praying Magrib prayer, they can go off and look for new trinkets while you take a breather, get another cup of coffee, and gear up for the next day.
          5. Spin the bottle. Try a twist on spin the bottle to take turns opening gifts. Give a bottle a spin. Whoever it points to either opens a gift, or, if he doesn’t have any left, designates another person to do the same.
            What are you doing to prepare for Ramadan this year? Comment below!

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