It's been a busy few days here so this post will be short. Insha'Allah, over the weekend I'll have more time and then we'll begin again next week with posting crafts, activities and recipes for Ramadan insha'Allah. So stay tunned (what does that mean anyway?...lol).
Lately, I've been trying to think of ways we can teach our little ones about the Phases of the Moon and explain that this is how Allah has given us the knowledge to know when we begin our fasting insha'Allah. I was googling (is that a word?) and this is what I found:
This Phases of the moon Craft is for children 24 - 48 months old (i..e 2-4 years old) insha'Allah and they actually give ideas for children up to 8 years old. Along with the Phases of the Moon activity you can use this worksheet to help your child keep track of the phases of the moon during Ramadan insha'Allah. It's a handy print out that you can put on the fridge. You can cut out the templates that are found here and each night before your child goes to bed, invite him/her to paste which phase the moon is in on that particular night insha'Allah.
Two year olds love learning and using "big" words so you can extend the activity with them by teaching them what each phase of the moon is called. You can read about the names and descriptions of the phases of the moon here insha'Allah. And this site is really neat! It actually tells (and shows) which phase the moon is in each night. They also give lots of other interesting information about the moon that a 2 year old wouldn't be interested in but I personally found it terribly interesting (smile).
I think that I'll come back and post a craft activity to compliment this one insha'Allah. An idea is forming in my head...
Off to the craft table insha'Allah!