May 09, 2018 4 min read 1 Comment
Since Ramadan is less than a week away, I wanted to share with you a fun idea to help your child (or children!) ring in this Ramadan. Our children are often mesmerized by lights at Christmas, the beautiful Easter baskets in the spring, and the abundance of candy at Halloween. But what about our blessed month, Ramadan? How do we welcome this month in a joyful yet authentic manner that encourages our children to love the month?
I’ve seen it all over Instagram - after Easter, mamas stocked up on Easter baskets. I was not one of those moms, so my basket is a basic storage basket that I stocked up with goodies for my daughter to welcome Ramadan with. She’ll be close to 2 ½ when Ramadan begins, so I think it’s a great time to begin instilling the excitement of the month with her.
I want to create beautiful traditions with my family (we’re expanding to add a fourth, insha’allah, over the next few weeks!) that they can look forward to each year. I also want to be cautious not to make Ramadan too materialistic, so my basket is void of toys (no judgement if yours is filled with them! It’s just my preference) and instead we filled it with books, clothing, and decorate items. The basket from Home Goods can be reused for storage in her room.
Here is what our humble Ramadan basket contains. I’m so excited to give this to my daughter the first evening of Ramadan, insha’allah, and hope she enjoys opening the basket and exploring all it’s contents.
Here you go:
If you're looking for the "Days until Eid" and the Suhoor/Iftaar tracking printable , those can be found on my Etsy shop here. We are donating 100% of the purchase price iA this year to charity for all orders placed during Ramadan.
Are you creating a Ramadan basket to welcome the month? If so, what will you place in your family’s Ramadan basket this year? I look forward to hearing what your baskets will include!