Ramadan Word Scramble {Printable}

I made this Ramadan word scramble for my daughter as an indoor activity for this rainy Saturday.

I choose words that are most often used during this holy month and wanted to see how many of these scrambled words she could unscramble:

RAMADAN, ISLAM, FASTING, QURAN, PRAYERS, MOSQUE, SUNRISE, MOON, DRUM, PILLAR. MUSLIMS, DATES, SUNSET, READ, THANKFUL, PATIENCE, EID AL FITR, FAITH, FAMILY, LANTERN

You can download the Ramadan word scramble here to use with kids, just please make sure it is for personal use only.

Stop by A Crafty Arab on Pinterest to see other printables you can use to learn about Ramadan, Islam or the Arab world.

Ramadan Indian Food Word Search {Printable} plus Let’s Celebrate Ramadan & Eid {Book Review}

We are once again taking part in the Multicultural Kid’s Blog fifth annual Ramadan & Eid for Kids blog hop, where bloggers come together to share ideas for teaching kids about and honoring Ramadan & Eid.

Last year, we created a word search of Ramadan foods and this year we thought we would do the same, but specifically food that is eaten in India, during the holy month.

I was recently sent a beautifully illustrated book about two kids, Maya and Neel, that go on an India adventure to learn about how people there observe fasting and the types of food they eat.

Let’s Celebrate Ramadan & Eid: Muslim Festival of Fasting and Sweets, written and illustrated by Ajanta Chakraborty and Vivek Kumar, was published by Culture Groove. It is part of an 11 book series, a few of which also teach about the holiday of Holi, visiting Mumbai and what you might see at an Indian wedding.

When I was sharing it with my daughter, she asked me what Sheer Khurma, a drink talked about twice in the book, tasted like. She was shocked to learn that I had never had it before. She assumed that all Muslims eat the same food during Ramadan.

We started researching other Indian foods that are only eaten in that region and came up with these eight:

Chapatis is an unleavened flatbread.

Chorba is a kind of soup or stew.

Dahi Vadey are fried chickpea-based fritters soaked in a savory yogurt base.

Falooda is a cold dessert made from mixing rose syrup, vermicelli, sweet basil seeds with milk, often served with ice cream.

Haleem is a type of stew that includes wheat or barley, and sometimes meat and/or lentils.

Rooh Afza is a syrup generally served mixed with cold milk and ice; the closest Western equivalent is strawberry milk.

Sharbat is a drink prepared from fruits or flower petals, that is sweet and usually served chilled.

Sheer Khurma is a festival vermicelli pudding made with dried dates.

I put them in a word search for her to find and we hope to visit our local Indian store soon to try some together. Download it here:

Please check out the book Let’s Celebrate Ramadan & Eid: Muslim Festival of Fasting and Sweets to learn about other new adventures that Maya and Neel discover together in India.

Be sure to stop by our resource page to see more book reviews that included educational printouts.

Ramadan for Kids | Multicultural Kid Blogs Multicultural Kid Blogs is proud to be hosting its fifth annual Ramadan & Eid for Kids blog hop, where bloggers come together to share ideas for teaching kids about and honoring Ramadan & Eid. Don’t forget to check out our blog hops from last year, 2017, 2016, and 2015. Be sure to follow our Ramadan & Eid boards on Pinterest for even more ideas!

Participating Blogs

Eid Al-Fitr Around the World by The Multilingual Home on Multicultural Kid Blogs
Ramadan Indian Food Word Search by A Crafty Arab
Family in Finland
Five Pillars of Islam Counting Cards by Jeddah Mom
Green Ramadan by AlizehmySoul
Ramadan For Preschoolers by Multicultural Motherhood

Arabesque Paper Lantern {Printable}

I remember lanterns, called fanous in Arabic, being a big part of my life as a child in Libya.

 

We would bring them out for every Eid, the Arabic word for holiday, in our home, but they were always hanging in the souk, or open markets.  They were also all over the mosques sprinkled throughout the cities and permanently mounted in the alleyways of old parts of town.

 

I first posted a simple paper lantern tutorial seven years ago and have since put them on cards, (twice!) made them holey and even used ice to create them.  My daughter puts them in her hair, we have made them out of foil and even used them to count.

 

Today I made a free printable with a lantern design to download. It is on black and white but you can print it on any color or printed card stock. I also added three optional arabesque cutouts, on the side, if you do not have the special window punch below.  You can add an electric tea light inside the lantern once it is complete, but please do make sure to check it for heat. Never leave unattended candles, of any kind, around children.

 

Supplies

Friskas Everywhere Window punch
Glue
Scissors
Optional – metal ring & hole punch & bakers twine

Print out the download below and cut out the two lantern shapes on the solid lines. Both will be glued together to crate four sides.

Once cut, fold the lantern in half, so that only the flap is showing. This is a good time to make sure your tops are nice and even.

Use the Everywhere Window punch to add two cut outs to the lantern sides. Try to position the window in the middle of the lantern.  You can also trace and cut one of the shapes on the side of the printable or write Eid Mubarak, Blessed Eid in Arabic, on the sides.

Fold over all the dotted lines and glue the two pieces to each other by attaching the flaps.

Make more.

 

Optional – Arabesque Paper Lantern Mobile

Use the hole punch to create two holes at the top of the lantern, on opposite sides.

Tie the baker’s twine through the holes, tie it off and tie the other end of the string to a metal ring.

Download the Arabesque Paper Lanterns Printable.

If you would like to make more lanterns, please visit

Ramadan Perler Beads Lantern {Tutorial}

Lantern Money Holders {Tutorial} Guest Post

 

Stop by A Crafty Arab on Pinterest to see more fun tutorials.