How to make this Ramadan fun and exciting for your children!
Ramadan is here and summer is going to be a very challenging month with all its glory! Why you ask Well, firstly because the weather is quite hot and humid; And the second thing is that children have summer holidays. This means that with Ramadan in this scorching season, not only will mothers have to be extra busy, but they will also have to engage children in a variety of activities, which is not an easy feat.
So, start with the basics. The first thing to do as a parent is to inform and educate your children about the importance of fasting during the holy month. By nature children are fickle and careless; Therefore, a strict Ramadan routine can make fasting boring for them. Therefore, as parents it is important to involve your children in creative yet informative things during long hours of fasting.
Wonder how to do? Okay, start by sitting with your children and what kind of things they want to do during the whole month to enjoy Ramadan. Summarize the important points and finalize the most useful yet fun activities. We are sure that you will be surprised to see what interesting suggestions your children can come up with.
The key to making this month exciting for your children is to involve them at every step. Do not fret, you can make this Ramadan fun for your children by adopting some useful tips.
It is very important to make this holy month a family. To increase the importance of Ramadan, the first step is to encourage your children to sit with the rest of the family for Sehar and Iftar. If your children are young and are not observing the fast, then sit with them at iftar with the family to teach them how to break their fast. It will also emphasize time and unity during the holy month.
Seher and Iftar preparations together:
If you want to make fasting enjoyable for children, then make special preparations for two fasting meals i.e. Sehar and Iftar. Make sure you prepare the dishes that your children like the most. And don’t forget to include them when preparing a certain dish that they just like. If your children are big enough to help, don’t let them waste their time; And ask them to help you with the material etc. However, if your children are very young, ask them to sit and work with you in the kitchen. But it is a point that you include them while garnishing their favorite dish. In this way they will enjoy decorating and will also have a good time.
Create a magazine:
Another fun thing is to encourage your children to keep a Ramadan journal in which they can record their daily experiences and feelings regarding fasting.
This will definitely be exciting for your children as they can write their good and bad works in it. But as a parent it is important to encourage them to do good deeds and not harm anyone in any way. The magazine will help children revive their memories of fasting when they read it at the end of Ramadan or when they observe fasting next year.
The concept of charity should be taught to children. So, what parents can do is take an empty jar and ask the children to decorate it with glass paint or stickers. And then encourage them to save some amount from their pocket money and collect it in a jar for those who are needy and living in worse conditions. They can collect donations from their family and then give it to the poor.
Children should be taught that there are huge rewards for helping a person break his fast. Organize an iftar party for friends, family and neighbors. It should be planned well in advance so that there is discipline, and things will flow smoothly as planned. Let your children make a complete plan with the help of the curriculum. Plan the menu with them and allow them to do the entire decoration of the house.