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              Illustration of Ramadan activities for kids including crafts, cookies and a book.

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              10 Festive Ways to Celebrate Ramadan With Your Kids

              The month-long Muslim holiday–which in 2022 begins Friday, April 1st and ends on May 1st to 2nd–is a time for fasting, prayer, taking care of others, and introspection. While young children typically don't fast, they can still get involved in holiday prep and join Eid Al-Fitr celebrations, the "Festival of the Breaking of the Fast" that marks the end of this holy month.

              Written By
              Marnie Schwartz

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              Lailah's Lunchbox: A Ramadan Story by Reem Faruqi

              In this award-winning picture book, Lailah is excited to fast for the first time, soon after moving to a new country. But she worries that her new classmates won’t understand why she doesn’t eat lunch with them. The story is based on the author’s own experience immigrating to the U.S.
              Book cover of Lailah's Lunchbok: A Ramadan StoryBook cover of Lailah's Lunchbok: A Ramadan Story

              Night of the Moon: A Muslim Holiday Story by Hena Khan

              With vivid illustrations and a sweet story, the narrative follows seven-year-old Pakistani-American Yasmeen as she celebrates Ramadan, The Night of the Moon (Chaand Raat), and Eid. Along the way, this beautiful book gives a great introduction to the history and modern celebrations of these holidays.
              Book cover of Night of the Moon picture bookBook cover of Night of the Moon picture book

              Once Upon an Eid: Stories of Hope and Joy by 15 Muslim Voices edited by S.K. Ali and Aisha Saeed

              This anthology of short stories, which also includes poetry and illustrations, is perfect for middle-grade readers. The diverse collection, which highlights Muslim voices writing about Eid, is full of joy and features diverse families experiencing the holiday.
              Book cover of Once Upon An EidBook cover of Once Upon An Eid

              Craft

              DIY Ramadan Pop Up Cards

              Help your kids make these homemade pop-up cards from Picket Fence Arts, and then write notes inside to family and friends. The blue background and moon evoke a “Ramadan Nights” theme but you can customize these however you wish.
              Picture of an open blue card craft for kids with a moon inside for Ramadan.Picture of an open blue card craft for kids with a moon inside for Ramadan.

              Ramadan Foam Lanterns Craft

              This craft from Hello Holy Days includes a free printable, so you can easily cut out the foam pieces. Let your littles customize theirs with decorations, and then string them around the house to make things extra festive!
              Three crafts for kids lanterns for Ramadan.Three crafts for kids lanterns for Ramadan.

              Bake

              Star and Moon Shaker Cookies

              These impressive-looking treats from Modest Munchies turn the star and moon symbols associated with Islam into a delicious cookies for Eid. Let your children roll out and cut the dough into shapes, while you crush Jolly Ranchers for the clear middle.
              Star shaped cookies to make with kids.Star shaped cookies to make with kids.

              Date Pops

              Dates are a traditional food during Ramadan, and Layali features three sweet recipes that use them in creative ways. Switch up the toppings on these pops to make them different every time.
              Date pops from LayaliDate pops from Layali

              Do

              Iftar Boxes

              Many families share Iftar boxes of food with their neighbors during Ramadan, often with some info about the holiday included for non-Muslims. These can be elaborate meals or small packages of treats. Have your children help you box up some family favorites to share with others.

              Iftar box with pita and saladIftar box with pita and salad

              Countdown Calendar

              Help little ones understand the passing of days with a countdown calendar. There are tons of printables online, more elaborate versions to buy, or, you can create your own together.

              Colorful Ramadan countdown calendarColorful Ramadan countdown calendar

              Donation Jar

              Help little ones understand the joy in giving to others by decorating a collection jar together, and then putting coins in throughout the month. When Ramadan ends, they can choose a cause to support.

              Glass jar with gold painted top and glitter bottomGlass jar with gold painted top and glitter bottom