This is by far the most educational but fun workshop activity in the Ramadan workshop series. Plus, there are tons of maths in this lesson. Download all the resources and lesson guide for this activity below.
When I hosted the Ramadan workshop for 4-9 year olds, I included this as one of four activities, which meant we only spent about 20-30mins on the task. I had all the stickers and templates prepared, so all they had to do was learn and plot the information on the calendar. It worked well, the 4-5 yr olds need more assistance because of all the math calculations, but overall they learned a lot about Ramandan.
I did this same workshop over zoom for my 11-17 yr old students and it went very well, Alhamdulillah! The only thing I did differently was I used google slides to help me cover the information. This was a 1.5-2 hour session and we made good use of every minute. It was educational, fun, and inspirational. Each student finished the session with a personalize calendar that she can follow throughout Ramadan.
What they learn in this activity
While building this Ramadan calendar, your child(ren) will learn about:
- the moon phases and how we determine the start and end of Ramadan.
- the significance of the last 10 nights of Ramadan,
- the virtues of Laylatul Qadar, and which odd nights to search for it on.
- zakatul fitr and the days of its distribution,
- and of course, Eidul Fitr.
We also make sure we go over the mid-month “Ramadan dip” and write a short note of encouragement on the 15th to motivate ourselves, and finish the task with decorating the borders of the calendar.
Note: I included a sticker pack which I printed off on sticker paper and placed in pouches for convenience. You’ll noticed I have multiple/repeat images on each pack. That was to save paper.
** For my teenage students, I didn’t provide stickers or pictures. I just had them draw/write it out themselves.
** the moon phase images are not in order.
This calendar can be built at anytime, so don’t worry if you havn’t done it before the start of the month. There’s still a ton to gain from it bi-ithnillah.
This was an activity station during a welcoming Ramadan workshop I held a couple of years ago. We had 4 stations, and at each station students worked on a project that they could take home and use throughout the entire month.
Comment below when you finish, and tag us on instagram to show us your little one’s work! @makkahcentriceducation