Good Deed Stars

Okay, now that we have finally had some time to breath,masha Allah. I have thought of an idea for the little ones involving good deeds!

I thought and thought what could we do this year. We chose to make the Good Deed Tree last year since Ramadan started in the fall. This year I was clueless on what  idea we could come up with.

We are starting it a little late, since we had so much other non craft activities to cover, but masha Allah we are in full “good deed” practice.

Since the little ones are older this year I thought to cover a little bit about moon phases and stars in the sky. I guess you can say a little bit of an intro to what is going to come insha Allah. We talked alot about how Allah has created everything including the stars and moon in the sky. They enjoyed the lesson, I can now ask my 5 yr old what kind of moon do we sight at the start of Ramadan and she remembers! Alhamdulilah!

We pasted everything on our bulletin board. The idea is to paste a new star each time one of the little ones does a good deed. They are quite encouraged to please Allah and do as much good as they can. Masha Allah.

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This is the full board. You can see we also hung stars from the ceiling. These were fun, we just found the star template. The little ones painted glue on them and sprinkled glitter.We tied a string to them and suspended them from the ceiling. We got our template from Enchanted Learning

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Star up close. We used cereal boxes for our template to make the star more sturdy. We Love recycling and reusing!!

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The front of the board wher you can see the “GOOD DEED STARS” Sign

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Good Deed Stars sign up close

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Here is our drawn out Masjid. We did not have a template for this, if you decide to make this board you will have to draw out your own insha Allah. This was my part of the project since none of my older children wanted to have a go at it *smile*

The masjid is simply drawn on 4 pieces of copy paper, colored in with markers and we also added some glitter glue to give it a bit of a shimmer.

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Here is our border up close.

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Abi, Ummie, Baby in stroller, and DS2

We saw the sis Umm idris had a nice Cloudscape and she has little Muslims on her back drop so we thought to do the same, such a clever idea masha Allah! 

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The girls and DS1

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Ummie and DS2

 

Of course you all know me, I do have a file to share with you in case you would like to use for this or next Ramadan insha Allah.

The borders as well as the “Good Deed” sign, and yellow stars is here Ramadan banners

Here are some black and white stars to have the little ones a little more involved. They can color them in and then paste them for their good deed insha Allah. Good Deed Stars

 

♥UPDATE♥

Now that Ramadan is over here is our Good Deed Bulletin Board full of Good Deed Stars, Masha Allah.

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The 3 little ones absolutely loved adding stars on the board all day long!!  I was glad to have the older girls to help me keep up with their deeds,masha Allah.

Ramadan 3 Dimensional Letters

 

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Finally finished! Whew, this one was a fun one as well as one that teaches patience!!

I wanted to make this a “more fun” Ramadan for my big girls since they always think I take the time out to “play” with the little kids and they always have to study,study,study. We know they will understand when they get a bit older, but as it stands now, I have to remember that although they have met their teen years they too have some kid left in them as well all do, masha Allah.

We created these 3 dimensional letters out of paper! Finding crafts that are budget friendly and still fun is key~

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Yep, we used glitter to make them pretty! These didn’t take too much time to put together after we got the hang of it. patience you need for these as you have to glue some parts together. This is a better craft for the older kids. I always try incorporating the young ones in our projects so they don’t feel left out so after we painted the paper letters with glue we had each of the little ones shake glitter on the letters. They enjoyed just doing that. I recommend doing this close to bath time as it can be messy if you let it get out of hand. I try keeping it as controlled as I can so I don’t have so much clean up.

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This is going to be our centerpiece for the table. We actually sprayed the letters lightly with some tacky spray to keep the glitter from falling all over the place.

Oops, I almost forgot to give the link where I found these 3 dimensional letters.Epson Paper Craft Mania

Have some fun and try it for yourself,insha Allah. *smile*

Masjid Craft

So we are brainstorming ideas for Ramadan crafts and such.

We found a papercraft on Canon Creative Park . This craft is actually for the Taj Mahal but we modified it a bit to just be a masjid not a specific one.

We used cardstock to print it. This is a timely project which is probably more suitable for older children. Ihad my 14 yr old and 12 yr old work on this one. There are small pieces which need to be cut out and takes alot of time and patience.

We took 2 days to get this lil Masjid finished and it makes a nice centerpiece on our dining room table. We plan on adding some 3 dimensional letters that make up the word RAMADAN but we will get to that once we find more time. In the meanwhile here are pics of the finished product.

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I know you can’t see the detail very well, but trust me there were many little pieces that needed glue and patience!

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This is a little more close up of our Masjid. We have added other pictures of Masjids to our look on the table. Glitter makes it look so pretty! Masha Allah

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I just had to add this picture in as it looks like the light from the sunset beaming down.

To Be Continued with 3 dimensional letters insha Allah……….

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