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Ramadan Idea 7: Create a Ramadan Art Folder or Scrapbook

Ramadan Idea 7: Create a Ramadan Art Folder or Scrapbook

For those of you who are planning to do worksheets and art activities with your children at home, or Ramadan class teachers who are looking for a way to organise all the children’s work, here is an idea that might help!

Simply fold over a large piece of sugar paper (the size of paper depends on what your needs are), staple the sides and get the children to decorate the front! Add moons, stars, stickers, glitter – basically get the creativity flowing and make something practical at the same time 🙂

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Or how about this idea about making a scrapbook? I have been fretting in the last few week because I can’t seem to find a good Ramadhan Journal for my kids – one that has all the things that I want it to have, and doesn’t have the things that I don’t think (from past experience) will be useful for them.

And then I saw this! It’s perfect! I can help them incorporate exactly what is right for them into it, and it will Inshallah be a perfect place to stick their work/crafts into – and thus become a perfect keepsake for this year’s special month.

Inshallah if we keep this up every year, they will have a whole bunch of scrapbooks to show their development as they go into adulthood! I only wish I’d come across this idea a few years ago 🙂

http://www.karimascrafts.com/2014/06/ramadan-scrapbook-tutorial.html

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Ashra Idea 2 – Expression through Art

Idea No 3: Encourage the expression of grief, love and understanding of Karbala through different forms of Art – then hold an exhibition! (Sent in by Sumayya Pirbhai)

The impact of pictures and images on any child is usually greater than any form of words will be. Having noted this in our workshop sessions, we presented the idea of an art exhibition to the community to submit works that related to our theme: “Revolution of Kerbala through Art”.

A mass invite was sent to the community and many members were contacted directly to encourage maximum participation. Participants were given guidelines and were required to submit an artist statement which explained their art and answered the question “How does this relate today?” After all the submissions were received, each work and statement was on display for a few days leading up to Ashura.

Many children invited their friends to “come and see this one” whilst adults were overheard drawing their own conclusions from the works on display.

Dreams we have of becoming one with al Mahdi (atfs) must be put into action and the art exhibition on the Revolution of Kerbala drew on these dreams to be put into visual presentations to aide our thoughts…