Ramadan Crafts 30 Day 2018 Challenge {Resource}

Tomorrow marks the start of our Ramadan crafts 8th annual 30 day 2018 challenge.

Ramadan is a holy month in the Islamic calendar when able Muslims around the world fast between sunrise to sunset. No food, no water, nothing can enter their body. In the most simplest of explanations for children to understand: it is to make them appreciate what they have and to donate to the less fortunate at the end of the month.

For our annual #CraftyRamadan challenge, we will once again be sharing 30 activities, tutorials and downloads that teach about Ramadan, Muslims, the Arab world, and the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region.

From the beginning, my 3 daughters and I have spent the holy month of Ramadan creating projects to talk about their connection to the 1.75 billion Muslims around the world.   I wanted to show them they were part of a larger Ummah, a word meaning community in Arabic,  أمة‎. Some posts may not teach anything but offer a fun toy or game to help children pass the time.

Our annual tradition started in 2011, and continued in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.

As an teaching artist, I had the resources to teach them art in my studio, a subject they were heavily missing in their school system.  As a Muslim, I wanted to make sure they were always reading and learning, as asked of us in the Quran, or holy book. As an Arab mother, I wanted to spend time with them individually talking about my childhood memories of spending Ramadan with family, growing up in Libya.

This year, I am adding a Plaid Online contest for a chance to win $50 worth of Mod Podge accessories, as part of my role as Plaid Ambassador.  Please stop by A Crafty Arab on Facebook to enter to win:

8 OZ. Mod Podge GLOSS
8 OZ. Mod Podge Matte
8 Oz. Dishwasher Safe Gloss
Mod Podge Photo Transfer Medium 2 Oz. Carded
Mod Podge Silicone Craft Mat
Mod Podge 7 Piece Tool Kit
Mod Podge 4pc Sponcer Set
Mod Podge 4pc Foam Brush Set

May the spirit of Ramadan brighten your world and show you the way to harmony, joy and peace, In’shallah (God willing in Arabic).

Stop by A Crafty Arab on Pinterst to see more of our fun crafts DIY tutorials.

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Ramadan Lantern Countdown {Printable}

Smaller children may need a little help understanding the concept of Ramadan since time is hard for them to visualize.

 

I created this Ramadan lantern 30 day printable as the perfect little countdown for toddlers and young children to help see the 30 days of fasting, which is required of able Muslims during the holy month. It is free as a download once you subscribe to the A Crafty Arab newsletter.

You can give them a pen to mark off each day or maybe let them cover a circle with a sticker. You can place it on your refrigerator to use with magnets or even lay it on a flat surface and glue cotton balls or pom poms.

 

You can also turn the countdown into a lesson plan by learning numbers each day, either in Arabic, English or your own language.

 

If you do print it out and use it, please tag #CraftyRamadan so I can re-post it.  Be sure to check out A Crafty Arab on Pinterest to see more printables.

Arabic Coloring Page…Kaf is for Kalb {Printable}

I am almost finished converting the animals from my Arabic Alphabet Animal Poster into a coloring book.

This post is all about the letter Kaf (kāf) is represented by Karam the Kalb, which is dog in Arabic

Karam runs a store that never makes any money because he is always giving his items away. 

Other words that use Kaf are Karaz (cherry), and Kukh (shed), and Kura (ball).

You can also enjoy these past animals that have been done already –

Arnab Coloring Page

Batreek Coloring Page

Timsaah Coloring Page

Thu’ban Coloring Page

Jamal Coloring Page

Herbaa Coloring Page

Khaffash Coloring Page

Dalfeen Coloring Page

Dhi’b Coloring Page

Racoon Coloring Page

Zaraafa Coloring Page

Samakah Coloring Page

Shebl Coloring Page

Defda’a Coloring Page

Tawoos Coloring Page 

‘Ankaboot Coloring Page

Ghurab Coloring Page

Faraasha Coloring Page

Qird Coloring Page

Llama Coloring Page

Ma’ez Coloring Page

Nimer Coloring Page

Hirra Coloring Page

Wahid Al Qarn

Yamam Coloring Page

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Arabic Initial Papier-Mâché {Tutorial}

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Update: You can buy the Arabic Alphabet Coloring Book here. Proceeds from each sale help refugee programs at the Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan,via the aids organization Salaam Cultural Museum Medical Missions.