We are taking a break from our Ramadan crafts challenge today to get ready for a big night, volunteering for the ServeHope Seattle Ramadan Iftar fundraiser to be held at St. Marks Episcopal Cathedral in Seattle.
We will be working to help others enjoy a delicious dinner buffet of Middle Eastern food while supporting Gaza and Lebanon. The event will feature a young Palestinian-American chef, Abeer Najjer, who has been highlighted in Teen Vogue and was Lifetime Magazine’s selection to represent Illinois in HER AMERICA: 50 WOMEN, 50 STATES.
Abeer will talk about her experience as an immigrant, her passion for food, and Ramadan traditions.
Proceeds from ticket sales will go to sending one month’s supply of food to families in Gaza & Lebanon.
Since we will be enjoying delicious foods for our iftar (that I don’t have to make!), I thought it might be a good time to make a list of all the foods that are mentioned in the Quran. We will see how many we can name in Arabic when we see them at dinner.
Basil رمان rumān
Cucumber قثاء qithā
Date Palm نخلة nakhlah
Fig تين tīn
Garlic ثوم thūm
Ginger زنجبيل zanjabīl
Grain حبة ḥabbah
Grapes عنب ʿinab
Honey عسل ʿasal
Lentil عدس ʿadas
Olives زيتون zaytūn
Onion بصل baṣal
Pomegranate رمان rumān
Enjoy this Ramadan Food Word Search
Be sure to visit other educational printables I have created to help my daughters learn about Islam and their Arab heritage.
Visit A Crafty Arab to find more activities that teach about Ramadan.
This post is part of a blog hop over at Multicultural Kid Blogs.
Multicultural Kid Blogs is proud to be hosting its fourth annual Ramadan for Kids blog hop, where bloggers come together to share ideas for teaching kids about and honoring Ramadan. Don’t forget to check out our blog hops from last year, 2016 and 2015. Be sure to follow our Ramadan , Eid and North Africa & the Middle East boards on Pinterest for even more ideas and link up your own posts below!
A Crafty Arab
Jeddah Mom: Ramadan Fasting for Children Who Are Going to Fast for the First Time
Multicultural Motherhood: Reasons for Fasting – Activities for Kids and Free Printables
Sand In My Toes: Our Favorite Eid Traditions