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Celebrating Eid: Idea 3 – Eid Giftshop

Celebrating Eid: Idea 3 – Eid Giftshop

The teachers are also running a Eid gift shop for the children to buy things for their family with their pocket money, and ofcourse there was the emptying, sorting and delivering of the contents of the Eid postbox (with some little helpers)!

Celebrating Eid: Idea 2 – Decorate!

Celebrating Eid: Idea 2 – Decorate!

Mashallah, more and more people are now decorating their houses for Eid – stringing up lights, hanging up balloons, and creating Islamic pieces around which presents can be kept leading up to the big day!

  • Check out this Mosque which someone very talented made with her girls!

Here is a mosque which opens up to reveal presents!

  • Why not have an Eid Tree? Here is what one mum said: “We have a plant in our living room on which we hung home-made stars and a moon (cardboard and foil!), some angels the kids made in class, and other bits of decoration. Next to it is our very amateur attempt at making a mosque with boxes, a balloon and paper mache (and lots of paint and sequins!). It doesn’t look all that but hey, we had fun making it!”

Check out this beautifully decorated tree sent in by a mum!

“Here is the picture of our Eid tree. I have three girls. They are the ones who decorated it – as you can see the ornaments are all the activities we did during Ramadhan.”

Or how about this home-made palm tree?

  •  I love this idea of personalised ornaments. Every year, a mum makes an ornament out of a recent photo – here is what she said: “We exchange an ornament every year with our kids’ pictures. On our Eid tree is a history of our kids growing up. Now that my kids are older, I don’t set up the tree any more but I always display the ornaments!”

    It makes a lovely personal gift too – am sure the grandparents and aunts and uncles would love it 🙂

  • And here is a lovely display of Eid cards hung up!

Celebrating Eid: Idea 1 – Eid Post Box at Mosque

Celebrating Eid: Idea 1 – Eid Post Box at Mosque

Sooo check this great idea out…an Eid Post Box for the children at mosque!

Similar to the Christmas post boxes at school, this is another fantastic way to get them excited about Eid! The children are going to make Eid cards all together in class, others are making their own at home too, some are buying them – they are then posting them into this postbox and it is going to be ‘collected’ and distributed. The teachers are also giving Eid cards out to ensure every child gets at least one!

Although my son is excited about the prospect of sharing his celebration with his school friends by giving the Eid Kidzz Cardzz out (on Eid ul Adha as school will be open then), he was disappointed that he wouldn’t have a ‘Post box’ at school to put them in as they only have one up at Christmas. Inshallah with more ideas like these, we can provide more and more alternatives for them to enjoy and look forward to!

  • Here is another idea about having a mailbox at home too 🙂
Mailbox

Mailbox

So I came across this really cool idea and thought I would try it out! It’s basically a mailbox…for the family!

The more i thought about it, i realised it could have many uses…as well as encouraging writing skills and all the other bonuses talked about in the blog, I thought why not use it to encourage the children to write to Allah too? To help them put their thoughts into words – sort of like an Ariza but all year round. As it is Laylatul Qadr, I figured I would share it with y’all as what better time to write to Allah than this night – the best of nights of the best of months!

Also – Eid is coming up! If the children get any Eid cards, they can be popped in here and then opened on Eid day 🙂

We just used an old shoebox, painted it red, cut a slit and wrote out essential information – like who gets to be the postman, and when pick up times are! The kids also made stamps to stick on the letters they post. So far, the children (and us!) have been very enthusiastic about posting, even if it’s just a small note or a drawing.

Do let us know if you try it out, or even just what you think!

P.S. My aim to post this and other activities online (and Buzz Productzz in general!) is purely to share these ideas with you and try and make Islam fun, exciting and practical for our children. I hope it is taken in that vein and that this becomes a forum for all of you wonderful parents to share your creative and wonderful ideas too! Look forward to learning from you 🙂

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