An Ayah, An Activity and a Ramadan Memory Book

RamadanActivityforKids2016

I often say that the activity we developed last year changed the way our children interact with the Qur’an. Alhamdullilah, during and after Ramadan 2015, they’ve formed a basic understanding that Allah tells us important & relevant things in His Book.  This Ramadan, it’s time to deepen that understanding bi’ithnillah.

We’ve picked 15 ayaat (verses) that our 4-year-olds can relate to bi’ithnillah. The idea is that the Qur’an is our first point of reference. Each ayah is the starting point for more discussion and exploration of the world around us, reinforcing concepts of Allah as the Creator, Provider, All Knower, etc. This we hope, will instill a love for the Qur’an and help pave the way to have a meaningful relationship with Allah’s Words.

So, how does it work? We envision the whole process will go something like this:

The Ayah:

Pick an Ayah poster (see attached file) and read the verse in Arabic from the Qur’an. Our kids can’t read yet, so the ayah poster is more about having a pretty visual plus they LOVE sticking stuff up on the wall 😉 Sometimes the exact translation can be a bit hard for a young child to grasp but it’s more about understanding the concept.

Note: The plan is to do one ayah over 2 days. We decided against doing 30 ayaat because honestly, we’d rather have an extra day to discuss each ayah a bit more and do an activity related to it.

The Activity:

We’ve put together a really basic list of activities (see attached file) that we can do over the two days. To enhance the experience, we’re planning on getting books, short videos and anything else that we think will add to their experience when exploring the topic.

The Ramadan Memory Book: 

We’re pretty excited about this part! Think, a scrapbook of sorts for Ramadan. The Ramadan memory book will be a way to document our journey going through the 15 verses. InshaAllah we’ll be sticking the Ayah poster in here in addition to photos, drawings or other activities related to the ayah. We’ll be keeping it very simple iA 😉

And that’s about it. Similar to last year’s activity there’s loads of room to adapt this for your own kids.

Shout-out to Sara’s husband who patiently put up with her many requests for illustrations for the posters. Please do make du’a that Allah accepts the work  all of us put into this. Have a blessed Ramadan!

Attachments:

Ayah Posters (15) – (print on A5 sheets or 2 per A4 sheet – The borders are a bit off in the document but once you print them, they should be ok :)

Brief explanations + ideas for activities

Comments

  1. Hi.. I’m writing from Turkey. I’ve been followed you since last year. I want to say thank you for your all effort to İslam. Allah helps you and brings you barakah :))

    Merve

  2. Salam wrwb
    JazakAllah khayr for the lovely innovative ideas. My kids are still young for this but these are iA definitely a part of my to-do list as soon as they are able.
    It’s an amazing way to have kids bond with Allah’s Book. It’s not something serious and something that kids need to stay away from or look at it as a complicated book for adults.

    Great ideas,great concepts.
    May Allah reward you immensely and please keep dumb old parents like me who have lost their creativity in executing responsibilities..

    • Maha Suleman says:

      Salam
      doing it this year and enjoying Alhamdulillah.
      many duas for u guys.awaiting more ideas 💕

  3. Faseeha hashmi says:

    Salaam!
    Thanks a ton for the sharing your ideas with us. The one with find the word in Quran is so novel! I’m going to use it this Ramadan for my 4 n 3 yr old, iA! JazakiAllahu khair! May Allah reward you many times over for your good deed, ameen!

  4. Umm Ahmad says:

    Just fabulous! So great for the younger kids, Jazakallah khayran to everyone who was involved with this. May Allah reward you immensely, ameen.

  5. thank you so much

    (I love for the sake of allah)

  6. MashAllah, this Ramadan package you put together is really nice and inspiring. Thank you so much.

  7. just wanted to thank and say how much i appreciate your efforts. thanks for sharing all of theses resources with us. May Allah give you loads of rewards. May ALlah give blessings to your family and may our kids be sadaqa jariah for you.

  8. Umm Ismaeel says:

    This is wonderful! Jazakumullahu khairun!

  9. Indeed! I used it last year with my little one with few adaptations here & there and she loved it!
    A year on and she still remembers the activities so hope to try the new ones this
    Ramadhan.
    May Allah reward you for all your efforts and hard work. This is a great idea & concept. Thanks for sharing with us!
    Ramadhan Kareem

  10. Thank you very much for this activities. May Allah make your children salih/saliha inshaallah.

  11. Adedolapo says:

    Jazakumullahu khairan for your efforts.

  12. Sumayah says:

    Assalamu Alaikum,
    I love, love your project!! May Allah(swt) reward you all for your wonderful work!!
    I give storytimes for younger children and use many of these Quran themes in my program. I just finished laminating all the verses and am delighted with the treasure I have found!!
    Thank-you for this Ramadan gift.
    Sumayah

  13. Bint Nuh says:

    Assalamu aleikum,

    Very nice ma shaa ALLAH ! May ALLAH reward you in the best way !

    I would to ask you if I can translate it for my pupils (French or Arabic) ?

    Jazaaki LAHu cheire !

  14. Alawiyyah says:

    Assalaamu alaykum,

    Thank you for not only creating these wonderful activities, but also sharing them! Much obliged :) May you be rewarded abundantly for your efforts.

    xo

  15. You guys are amazing. Not only have you made an amazing activity for my kids. But you have helped me with feeling of quran being less overwhelming. I as an adult found it so overwhelming for a very long time. Being involved with it for the sake of my kids has helped me open up to it.

  16. Assalaamu alaykum,

    Thank you for not only creating these wonderful activities also for your sharing your idea
    i would like to do this activity with my students.

  17. These are wonderful! Such a lovely idea and such nice quality. But is there any chance of providing versions in Arabic? My children can read and understand Arabic alhamdulillah so I want to teach them Quran in Arabic. But there’s no way I have the skill to make something like these posters! I would absolutely love it if you could make them with the original Arabic text on them. Is that possible??

  18. Asalaamu alaikum

    Just wanted to say , JazakaAllahu khayr for all your efforts. I just came across your website and it’s very useful MaashaAllah. I will definitely be visiting in the future for more ideas inshallah.

    May Allah accept it from you and put barakah in this work

  19. As salam Alaikum

    Brilliant ! beyond words. May Allah put more barakah in your work and shower his blessings on you and your family.

  20. Nicole Basic says:

    Love this so much! Alhamdulillah, thank you for sharing, sister!

  21. Tahira Ahmad says:

    May Allah reward you abundantly. I plan on using this and the one word a day from the Quran activity this year absolute gems. Ma sha Allah. May Allah bless you and your family!

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