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.

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Muslim Yarn Dolls

 

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Ramadan has reached us all, and it feels wonderful. Alhamdulilah!

Trying to keep your fasting teens or even little ones busy? I haven’t forgotten that although my girls are growing up, I realize they still like to craft and play. I keep their minds young so to speak! *smile*

The first days of fasting are always the hardest for my older girls. This year I am trying a little something different. I want them to do their studies the first part of the day, insha Allah since this is the time where their energy is the highest and they can stay focused more.

The last half of the day, they have had their own crafts to do to keep them busy and less focussed on being hungry or counting down the hours,minutes and seconds to break their fast.

These passed first few days of Ramadan they have been working on Muslim Yarn Dolls. I thought what a cute idea, and had them have a go at it!

They turned out to be so adorable. The girls made one for each member of our family.

These were also quite easy and inexpensive to make, masha Allah.

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Here is what they look like undecorated

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Here is our family of Yarn dolls grouped together

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Ummie, Abi and baby. They even gave abi a beard masha Allah

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Here are the 3 little kids, khimars, kufis and all! masha Allah

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The two big girls, how colorful!

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Baby and big bro

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Big sister with little bro

Like I said this was a simple project, but I say in our instance the big girls did this themselves. We used a hot glue gun on the felt clothes although if you would like to include little ones in this project it might be better to use fabric glue.

Here is the site where I found the idea for this craft: Yarn Dolls