Looking for easy budget friendly ideas from Ramadan decorations? Here’s a few that are education and kid-approved!
Raising my kids to be global citizens and proud Muslims has been a goal of mine. These are my favourite ideas for Ramadan Decorations that are beautiful, fun and teach my kids about Ramadan. We talk about different culture and religions in our home. When Ramadan comes around, I want my kids to know its significance.
1. Put up Ramadan decorations
A Ramadan advent calendar is a great way to help your kids learn about Ramadan, and have a little surprise every day. I made this printable Ramadan calendar that we have reused for 3 years now. You can also put little activities inside. These are a few that have been very popular with my kids over the years
- Get food from the grocery store and donate it to a food bank
- Make a Ramadan Basket for friends/ family /neighbours
- Do Tasbeeh together as a family
- Make your own Eid cards
You can hang it on your wall, on a branch, or off your fireplace. My kids love playing with the little structures with hot wheels as well – they make a little village out of it
2. Ramadan Reading corner
We have a few different zones in my home with Ramadan decorations. My favourite is definitely in our play space. I created the washi tape masjid wall. This lives in our play space permanently, but we add to it for Ramadan. This year, I added this Ramadan banner. I love that it comes in different metallic tones.
I collect all the kids Ramadan books and toys in one central place for Ramadan. We can then focus our learning in that space. What to include in our Ramadan basket:
- Ramadan chocolate Advent Calendar for them to countdown to Ramadan
- Wood crafts for them to paint
- A plush Adam doll
- Our fav Ramadan and islamic books
2. Ramadan crafts
Painting Wooden Signs
My kids love painting. Also Sophia has many wooden signs that kids can paint and stand up on a shelf. These would also make for a great Eid gift!
Floral Shadow Box
Last year I also made this floral shadow box with the Salaam sign, a shadow box and florals from Michaels. See the full tutorial here.
Moon Phase Garland
As a kid, I loved watching the moon through the month of Islam. I made this simple moon phase garland with my kids. I simply cut out the spaes on black construction paper. Then they used a sponge dipped in white paint to make the moon effect
4. Expand their islamic knowledge
My kids are in the habit of seeing us pray. During Ramadan I try to focus more on stories from the Quran and lessons that they can use to help guide them in their life. I have also created several free Ramadan printables that you can print for your kids. They include coloring pages, crosswords, math problems and more! Click here to get my Ramadan printables.
5. Create Ramadan Baskets for neighbours or loved ones
I love giving our neighbours a treat at Ramadan and including a little printable for what Ramadan is all about. In the past I’ve given something simple like a baking mix and mixing spoon. I personally tend to avoid pre-baking items for people I am not close with
We’ve also created Ramadan Sahoor baskets for our loved ones. These were a huge hit. We included breakfast items and tried to keep the cost of each basket to $10-$20. These included items for Sahoor for each family like eggs, orange juice, fruit, yogurt drinks for kinds, baby bel cheese, sparkling water, dates, etc. When we went to drop off the baskets to our loved ones, the kids brought their Sadaqa money collection box. It was a great way to get the kids involved in charity as well!
6. Make Ramadan fun and full of surprises
I love this pack of cookie cutters! So many different shapes. I like to surprise the kids and have with by cutting out their sandwich and cheese. We use them for playdough, cookies and pancakes as well.
6. Spread the Ramadan spirit
We put up a Ramadan wreath so our neighbours know we are celebrating Ramadan. When Eid comes around, I swap it with the Eid wreath! I added flowers to the wreath with hot glue.
I hope you have a lovely Ramadan!