2019 Ramadan Crafts 30 Day Challenge Roundup {Resource}

Shukran (Arabic for thank you) to everyone that followed our Ramadan crafts 30 day daily challenge of creating an activity that teaches about Arab culture or the Muslim world.

My family would like to wish our blog reading community an Eid Mubarak.

Eid Al Fitr is today, the holiday that comes at the end of Ramadan and Eid Mubarak is a greeting that means Blessed Eid.

We started our 30 day Ramadan crafts challenge back in July 2011. Our tradition has continued annually through 2012, 2013, 2014. 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Here are the 2019 Ramadan crafts daily challenge posts

Ramadan Day 1 Ramadan Perler Mosque {Tutorial}

Ramadan Day 2 Ramadan Ice Cream Calendar {Tutorial}

Ramadan Day 3 Lantern Love Decor {Tutorial}

Ramadan Day 4 Arabesque Paint Chip Coasters {Tutorial}

Ramadan Day 5 Teabag Folding Khatam Card {Tutorial}

Ramadan Day 6 Protective Nazar Rocks {Tutorial}

Ramadan Day 7 Ramadan Circle Wall Decor {Tutorial} Guest Post

Ramadan Day 8 Ramadan Indian Food Word Search {Printable} plus Let’s Celebrate Ramadan & Eid {Book Review}

Ramadan Day 9 Ramadan Moon and Star Bird Feeder {Tutorial}

Ramadan Day 10 Nakba Shrinky Dink Key Chain {Tutorial}

Ramadan Day 11 Moon and Star Bookmarks Card {Tutorial}

Ramadan Day 12 Gallery Glass Zakat Minaret {Tutorial}

Ramadan Day 13 Libya Collage Pin {Tutorial}

Ramadan Day 14 Color Shift Glitterific Mosque Decor {Tutorial}

Ramadan Day 15 Khatam Atom Caution Sign {Tutorial}

Ramadan Day 16 Ramadan Popsicle Suncatcher {Tutorial}

Ramadan Day 17 Moroccan Harira Soup {Recipe}

Ramadan Day 18 Eid Aperture Card {Tutorial}

Ramadan Day 19 Bismillah Round Placemat {Tutorial} Guest Post

Ramadan Day 20 Ramadan Word Scramble {Printable}

Ramadan Day 21 Eid Sequence Paper Plate {Tutorial}

Ramadan Day 22 Allah Gallery Glass Suncatcher {Tutorial}

Ramadan Day 23 Arabesque Felt Tea Coaster {Tutorial} Guest Post

Ramadan Day 24 6 Kid Approved Stuffed Dates {Recipe}

Ramadan Day 25 Eid Gallery Glass Cheese Tray {Tutorial}

Ramadan Day 26 Recycled Oui Tea Lights {Tutorial}

Ramadan Day 27 Chocolate Moon and Star Krispie Treats {Recipe}

Ramadan Day 28 Arab Women Cartoon Book {Tutorial}

Ramadan Day 29 Recycled Minaret Money Favor {Tutorial}

Ramadan Day 30 Recycled Cardboard Oud {Tutorial}

Stop by A Crafty Arab on Pinterest to see more tutorials that teach about Muslim culture and the Arab world.

2019 Ramadan Crafts 30 Day Challenge {Resource}

ACraftyArab Ramadan Crafts 2019 - 1440My daughters and I have really enjoyed sharing our Ramadan crafts 30 day challenge with you for the past eight years.

We are thrilled to once again start up our 30 day challenge, our 9th annual, for the 2019 Gregorian and 1440 Hijri year.

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You will see some old favorites, a perler start to easy into out first day, an advent calendar to count down, a few games to help us through some tough tests, and of course projects on mosques, stars, moons, and Eid (including some fun favors!).

We’ll have some printables to make sure we keep learning, a few recipes to share during iftars with friends, a brand new Ramadan book review and some special guest posts for days that we need a break from social media to enjoy this holy month.

Please stop by our past years of 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018; to see fun, often recycelable crafts plus activities and as always, visiting the A Crafty Arab Pinterest page is usually the best place to visually see *almost* everything.

Be sure to follow A Crafty Arab on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up with our daily posts. Share them with your parent, educator or curious friends too!

If you are looking for books or gifts for Eid to finally have this year the one that you’ll get ahead of wrapping presents, please think about buying books from our A Crafty Arab resource links and website to help support the supplies needed for the blog (keeping in mind that I am donating portions of each sale of my brand new Arabic Alphabet Coloring Book to refugees families in need).

Here are the 2019 Ramadan crafts daily challenge posts

Ramadan Day 1 Ramadan Perler Mosque {Tutorial}

Ramadan Day 2 Ramadan Ice Cream Calendar {Tutorial}

Ramadan Day 3 Lantern Love Decor {Tutorial}

Ramadan Day 4 Arabesque Paint Chip Coasters {Tutorial}

Ramadan Day 5 Teabag Folding Khatam Card {Tutorial}

Ramadan Day 6 Protective Nazar Rocks {Tutorial}

Ramadan Day 7 Ramadan Circle Wall Decor {Tutorial} Guest Post

Ramadan Day 8 Ramadan Indian Food Word Search {Printable} plus Let’s Celebrate Ramadan & Eid {Book Review}

Ramadan Day 9 Ramadan Moon and Star Bird Feeder {Tutorial}

Ramadan Day 10 Nakba Shrinky Dink Key Chain {Tutorial}

Ramadan Day 11 Moon and Star Bookmarks Card {Tutorial}

Ramadan Day 12 Gallery Glass Zakat Minaret {Tutorial}

Ramadan Day 13 Libya Collage Pin {Tutorial}

Ramadan Day 14 Color Shift Glitterific Mosque Decor {Tutorial}

Ramadan Day 15 Khatam Atom Caution Sign {Tutorial}

Ramadan Day 16 Ramadan Popsicle Suncatcher {Tutorial}

Ramadan Day 17 Moroccan Harira Soup {Recipe}

Ramadan Day 18 Eid Aperture Card {Tutorial}

Ramadan Day 19 Bismillah Round Placemat {Tutorial} Guest Post

Ramadan Day 20 Ramadan Word Scramble {Printable}

Ramadan Day 21 Eid Sequence Paper Plate {Tutorial}

Ramadan Day 22 Allah Gallery Glass Suncatcher {Tutorial}

Ramadan Day 23 Arabesque Felt Tea Coaster {Tutorial} Guest Post

Ramadan Day 24 6 Kid Approved Stuffed Dates {Recipe}

Ramadan Day 25 Eid Gallery Glass Cheese Tray {Tutorial}

Ramadan Day 26 Recycled Oui Tea Lights {Tutorial}

Ramadan Day 27 Chocolate Moon and Star Krispie Treats {Recipe}

Ramadan Day 28 Arab Women Cartoon Book {Tutorial}

Ramadan Day 29 Recycled Minaret Money Favor {Tutorial}

Ramadan Day 30 Recycled Cardboard Oud {Tutorial}

Stop by A Crafty Arab on Pinterest to see more tutorials that teach about Muslim culture and the Arab world.

Morocco Packing List {Resource}

Morocco Packing List

Next week I will be going with a group on an art & cooking tour through Morocco. We will be visiting Rabat, Fes, Chefchaouen, and Tetouan for 10 days.

I wanted to share what I’m packing in my bag to make sure the trip is pleasant & comfortable.

Clothes

Morocco is a Muslim country, but not all the women wear the hijab, a long scarf that covers the head. However, hijabs are required inside a mosque, so I will make sure to pack a light scarf that can also be used to keep shoulders warm in the chill evenings on the coasts. For every day wear, I’ll bring a few loose tunics, that will not only cover my arms during mosque visits, but help keep away the hot sun rays.  It’s fine for men to wear short sleeved shirts to the mosque, as long as they fully cover their shoulders. Capri pants for women are okay for wear everyday, but I usually pack along a long skirt to cover my legs fully, again, to enter a mosque for visiting or prayer. Shorts for men are also okay for everyday but men would need to take along a long pair of pants to change into, if they would like to go inside a mosque.  Also, not all mosques are accessible.  Some will not let you in at all, but it’s good to plan for any that at least may allow you into the grand foyer, if you are dressed respectful.

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I keep the jeans at home when I travel, as they add unnecessary weight, and pack light pants, some with lots of pockets, tank tops and casual shirts for layering, plus a jacket for evening rooftop star gazing, and a swimsuit, plus flip flops, for possible riad pools.

For walking around, I buy new walking shoes and break them in a week before. If I don’t have the budget for new shoes, I at least make sure to get new insoles to protect my heels from all that dirt and concrete pounding. To take care of the top of my head, I have packed a sunhat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. in  day pack, that can also be used for souvenir shopping.

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Basics

Besides clothes, I also wear a passport holder and made sure to have room in my suitcase for a few things like a power adapter, phone and/or camera, tissues, reusable water bottle, small first aid kit, hand sanitizer, headphones, ear plugs, toiletry kit, quick dry towel, travel pillow, eye mask, and a laundry bag.

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Gifts

Arabs are very hospitable people and you will find many that want to invite you to their homes. It is common to arrive at a home with a box of chocolates or sweets for the adults, which I usually stop and pick up from the local corner market. I also like to pack a few extra toys to give to the kids to play with, during the adult visits. Many are curious to peek around the corner to learn more about you and I have found that reaching out with a small toy draws them out.

 

Patience

In the Arab world, time is different as most of life runs on prayer times. Shops may be closed on Fridays, the holy day, or closed for a bit daily so that the owner walks to his mosque to pray.  Also, when responding to questions about time, Arabs often use the phrase “inshaAllah’ which means “when Allah wills it.”  In other words, the person is saying they have no control over the situation and just be patient.

 

It’s a good time to be reminded that we live in a modern world where everything is instant, now, immediate, but we are entering a magical world that has been frozen in a medieval time, when things like food, family and friendships are celebrated everyday.

 

Please stop by these other posts to learn more about Morocco

Morocco Flag Candy Dish {Tutorial}

Morocco Sweet Stew {Recipe}

 

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