It’s Ramadan! During this month almost everything changes in our homeschool. We stop our normal homeschool curriculum and turn our focus to learning more about Islam.
The great thing about home-education, is that we can catch up with all the things we’ve missed later in the summer. For now, I felt it was important for the children to partake in the month, and a major part of that is changing the focus of their school work.
Here are some of the products we have been using and enjoying in Ramadan. I’m so excited to share these with you all!
I’m also running another GIVEAWAY this month, so scroll down to the bottom of this blog post to enter 🙂
For an overview of all the products mentioned, please WATCH THIS video:
Ramadan Cookie Cutters
– Interfaith Harmony Cookie Cutters: which includes a Christmas Tree, Hannukah Dreidel, Diwali Diya and Eid Lantern.
We’ve used them to make some delicous Ramadan cookies,to cut out water-melon for iftar, as well as other art-and-craft activities.
Quran Memorization Cards
These cards are a fantastic way to encourage your children to memorise Quran!
If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you’ll know that my son has just memorised the last ten Surahs of the Quran mashAllah! I believe that these Quran cards were a huge help to him whilst he was learning.
The cards contain the last ten surahs of the Quran; from Surah Al-Feel (105) to Surah An-Nas (114). Each cards contains the Arabic, a transliteration, a translation. The Tashkeel (vowel markings) are colour-coded to help with correct recitiation.
One feature that I really liked was that on the bottom of each card there is a hadith or brief explanation (tafseer) to encourage deeper understanding of that Surah.
These cards are laminated, making them incredibly sturdy, and are mounted on a steel ring. This was a great feature! It meant I didn’t worry about my son leaving them on the floor or mistreating them. He knew that after he read from them, they were to be hung up above his desk.
At the beginning of the set there is also a section on the virtues of memorising Quran and some of the etiquettes one should have when reciting.
I purchased my set of Quran Memorization Cards from Ibraheem Toyhouse .
They’ve been an invaluable asset to our homeschool, and I’m looking forward to my younger son using them too.
I Love Islam Curriculum
We have been using it throughout the Academic year, but wanted to finish it off during Ramadan.
If you’d like more information about this curriculum, or would like to purchase it, please visit my SHOP.
SHOP AT: Homeschool Shop UK
Or if your are in the U.S.A. HERE is the link for Amazon.com.
MiniTafseer Series For Children
They are worded very simply, so even young children will understand; and if your child is able to read themselves, they could do so independently.
There is one book for each Surah.
Inside they include facts about each Surah, inspiring stories of the Prophets, Arabic vocabulary and colouring pages/worksheets.
The tafseer is based on that of Ibn-Kathir and everything is referenced with Quran or ahadith.
To be honest, they’re not only for kids! I’ve learnt so much reading these to the children. Alhumdulillah!
We’ve been looking through most of the Tafseer books pictured above, and will be studying Surah al-Qadr during these last ten days.
It is published by Oxford University Press and is translated by M.A.S. Abdeel Haleem.
I have been told that this is the best English translation of the Quran available at the moment.
Modest Clothing for Nursing Mummies
They specialise in modest, stylish and practical clothing for the mummies! The best thing part is that you can breast-feed in most of their clothing!
– Three books from the Ad-Duha Mini Tafseer series: Al-Ikhlas, Al-Falaq, and An-Naas (RRP £9.69)
The Ramadan 2016 Favourites Giveaway will run until Monday 3rd July 2016 at 12AM GMT.
The giveaway is open Internationally.
All entrants under the age of 18 must have parental permission to enter.
Please aware that if entering overseas, you may be liable to pay customs tax (or the equivalent), so please check beforehand.
You can enter by following the directions in the Rafflecopter widget posted below (click HERE is you would like to know more about Rafflecopter).
I’ll announce the winners on THIS blog post and contact them directly through email. The winner has 24 hours to respond, otherwise I will have to select another winner.
I hope you enjoyed seeing what products we’ve been using in our homeschool this month.
I’d love to hear activities and products you have been using in your family this Ramadan.
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See you next month insha’Allah!
In need of your duaas.
Peace and Love.
muslimah27/06/2016 at 11:01 am (7 years ago)
I love to win your giveaway! I have used the ones I have made on my own …Arabic alphabets and Quran hifz 🙂
Salma Rahman27/06/2016 at 1:37 pm (7 years ago)
Salam sis, jzk Allah for sharing all this. Wish I had come across before ramadan.
I have 2 young boys 5 and 3 mashallah tabarakallah. This year I wanted to make ramadan fun for them so I decided to blew balloons for the last 10 days so they pop each day and receive a deed and a treat inside. We bought a tent for Itikaf so we sit and reflect and say little prayers. Weve visited the library and borrowed books on ramadan and Eid.
I bought a yusuf doll and made him our ramadan guest. Kids were delighted! I printed some resources from smartark like a simple counting date game. I made a 'welcome ramadan' bunting with fabric and felt. I also printed some arabic picture flashcards for 30 days from a site (cant remember which) which can be used to find in the Quran.
We made iftar platters for the surrounding neighbours and little tags explaining what Ramadan is all about 🙂
Might try and purchase the cookie cutters in sha Allah.
Really inspired by your homeschooling. May Allah reward you.
Would love a set of the books so I can start with my kiddies!!
Jzk Allah khair
With A Spin27/06/2016 at 3:43 pm (7 years ago)
Ramadan Mubarak Gemma. Thank you so so much for featuring With A Spin's cookie cutters as your Ramadan favorite. We are so glad you were able to play around and make cookies and watermelon salad using our cookie cutters. They really are fun to use on molding food as well as for arts and crafts projects.
Hope you will be able to use our harmony set during the coming months as you teach your children about loving everyone from all background and the different holidays people celebrate around the world.
Ummi Subhana04/07/2016 at 1:50 am (7 years ago)
I would love to win this giveaway ��