The first five days of ramadan has passed, subhan Allah.
We have reviewed from last year and made new coloring books together as the old ones got lost in our shifting, alhamdulillah. And we did this activity from the ramadan activity book for young children from a muslim child is born wih the dua for opening the fast.
On the second day they we learned more about a fasting day. Using the sequencing cards from umm abdul basir, we cut them out together and discussed each one and their possible order. Then we agreed on the order and glued the correct numbers on the back of each card. Then they practiced to put the cards in order looking at the pictures and self correcting by turning over and check with the numbers. Alhamdulillah, a very nice practice for several skills! We also put up the fasting day wheel from the islamic bulletin board resources at our board.
On day three we learned about some nullifiers of the fast and we made ourselves a new mobile as last years also did not come with us qadr Allah.
On day four we read the book about doing good deeds from dar ul kitab and discussed each one and how we can implement it, then we cut out good deeds trees from the Smart ark/Umm Maimoonah Ramadan pack and made ready the batches for good deeds, they started competing in good deeds from that very minute, Allahumma baarik.
On day five I encouraged them for the first time to make a visual journal entry about their experiences so far in ramadan, inspired from Maimoonahs enries last year, tabarakillah, and from Umm Tafaris blog from last year, that is no longer accessable qadrAllah.
First they painted one piece of paper with water colors of their choice (they chooed the same) and left it to dry while they worked on a new sheet of paper. Here they draw and colored things they remembered from the last few days masha Allah while we discussed, after we cut it out and glued the drawings on the painted paper and then they decorated some with glitter glue. Masha Allah, they had a good time and we did a fun an nice review while doing this alhamdulillah.
Here you see many things, from amongst them the hilal with stars, and an ice cream with a not allowd sign on it as its not allowed when fasting. A sun as the weather has been sunny everyday, a bicycle as they ride their bicycles in the garden after Asr, someone making salah and a plate of suhoor and the writings about breaking the fast and suhoor beneath it and a plus sign for additional things.. children has many things in their minds masha Allah. There is also a heart, a car and a boat that is there for some reasons Im not sure.
Here is stars, sun, a cloud with rain as has been the weather were we used to live, dates, and M for mama, someone waking up for suhoor, heart, circles, squares and the like as she is learning the shapes in english these days I guess.