Two years ago, in Shawwal, my friend Raihanah organised a Ramadan Outing for the homeschoolers’ group in Singapore. She delivered a short talk on Islam and fasting to the non-Muslim homeschooling families. They then moved on to various stations set up by the Muslim homeschoolers where they sampled different types of dates, learnt how to make a paper fanoos (lantern), tried their hand at weaving paper ketupat (Malay rice cakes cooked in woven leaves) and experimented with mosaic art. Two dads conducted a tour of Sultan Mosque as well. The day ended off with lunch at a Middle Eastern restaurant.
My kids had lots of fun that day – they are always so excited to meet with other homeschoolers. They loved that they were able to talk about their deen. The day was all the more meaningful because their dad was able to join in – he travels a lot and isn’t always able to participate in any homeschool events.
We made a few printables that day and I thought I’d share one with you… It is a petal book in PDF format about “A Day In Ramadan”. Nothing too fancy – just a summary of what one does in a typical day in Ramadan. I hope you like it. *S*
As salaam alaikum,
The dawah day for homeschoolers is such a brilliant idea! I had made the intention to do this sort of thing where we live, but really needed some assistance in setting it up, masha allah. May Allah reward you for your efforts. Ameen.
Very creative, as usual! A sister in our neighborhood organized an “Introduction to Ramadan” for the children. It was a huge success and the sister who gave the lecture was amazing. She is part of the Rahmah Foundation (http://www.therahmahfoundation.org/). It is not easy to capture the attention of 3-8 year olds!
wa `alaykum as salaam wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh!!!
Been wanting to reply to your comments but so much has been going on! Jazakillah khayran for your kind words :) I think da`wah days and lectures are wonderful ma shaa Allah. I wish I had more initiative and gumption to organise them!
Alhamdullilah, I thank Allah for letting me chance upon your blog. I spent the last few days reading your previous entries and I find myself reading some of your thoughts as if they are mine. Masha Allah.
I have lived in Singapore all my life but my family recently made the hijrah to Qatar. I am a stay-at-home mum with 3 young kids. Homeschooling my kids is in the pipeline. That was when I came across your blog. I have still not explored all the websites which you have recommended but I plan to, insha Allah.
Sister, may Allah reward you for your ‘dakwah’ efforts.
I must say this is a very beautiful blog. It looks very serene, soft and it’s full of great ideas mashallah!!! I already feel like I’m making great memories already! What caught my attention is the printables you typed about. I also wanted to share a website that has Eid ul-Adha printables for kids (www.sonbolightkids.com). These are especially great for teachers and parents.