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10 Ramadan Gift Basket Ideas for kids

Angie Hindy

Posted on April 13 2020

Ramadan is approaching fast, and that means it’s time to start preparing for long days of fasting, prayer, and reading the Quran. Ramadan is a time of self-reflection, spiritual cleansing, and coming together with family and friends to break fasts and pray together. 

Ramadan watercolour

Ramadan often invites a change in schedule and in the daily things we do everyday. We are taught to cut down our indulgence in leisure and in things like television, social media, video games, and more. This can be a struggle for many people, especially children who aren’t used to the sudden change in their typical day. 

Hence why many parents have the question: how do I get my kids excited for Ramadan?

There are many ways to encourage young ones to look forward to Ramadan, and to get them into the spirit of it.

Ramadan gift baskets are a great way to get your young ones excited and energized for this month.

If you have trouble where to start, look no further. Below are a few different things to assemble in your child’s kit to get them excited for Ramadan. 

1. Fasting is an important part of Ramadan, and encouraging kids to practice fasting is vital, but one thing many parents forget is the importance of praying during this month. Nothing makes a child more eager to pray than having their very own prayer mat. My Salah Mat sells interactive prayer mats for young children. It comes with 36 active touch sensitive keys and teaches kids about topics like Wudu, Surahs, Duas, and more. You can get yours from The Eastern Toybox.

2. The Muslim Moon also sells prayer mats with beautiful designs that will get your kids eager to use them. Plus, every purchase of a prayer mat results in a $1 donation to a charitable cause.

muslim moon prayer mat

3. For young girls, including a personalized Leena’s Hijabs in your daughter’s kit will encourage her to practice and be ready for her daily prayers. It will also encourage her to practice wearing the Hijab, another importance in the month of Ramadan. 

4. Another helpful way for your kids to keep up with their prayers is to get them a Salah tracker. These are easy to use and keep up with, and to remind your children when to pray. Prayer and Bead offers a Salah Tracker that is available in both English and Arabic. This will make your child feel happy about their progress with prayer.

5. If you’re looking for a way to get your kids more involved in Dhikr, a good item to include in their kit would be a Tasbih. Gifting one to your child would encourage them to use it after their prayers and get them used to doing Dhikr. Tasbih Box sells Tasbihs that can be personalized with your child’s name, or in any design or colour they want.

6. Ramadan is the month of the Quran. During this month, we are taught to spend our days reading and reciting the Quran, and it is never too early to start teaching our kids to do so, too. Not only to read the Arabic, but to read the translation as well in order to understand the stories and to derive lessons from them. However, sometimes it can be hard to understand the translation, especially for kids. The Clear Quran is coming out with a kids translated Quran that has simplified translations for children to understand better, which will encourage them to read and recite more often.

Clear Quran for kids translation

7. Along with actively doing Ibadah and good deeds, learning and gaining knowledge about Islam and Ramadan is essential, especially during this month. myDeen Magazine has interactive magazines made for kids, with lots of valuable topics about the Deen. Their upcoming Ramadan issue has many lessons about this beautiful month for your child to learn and get excited about. Check out their Ramadan promotions.

mydeen magazine for kids ramadan

8. Lastly, one of the most exciting aspects about Ramadan for a child is the countdown to Eid. With a Ramadan calendar from Handmade Beginnings, your child can mark the days until Eid, as well as come up with fun ideas and activities to do each day.

Ramadan calendar

9. We love Handmade Beginnings so much, we had to mention them twice! They have just launched a beautiful Ramadan Time Capsule for kids filled with great goal-setting tasks, writing, doodling, scrapbooking and reflections. Order your copy today.

Ramadan time capsule handmade beginnings journal for kids

10. What better than to finish off the feeling of Ramadan than with some decor items from Also Sophia

Ramadan decor AlsoSophia.com

These are just a few of the items to include in your child’s Ramadan Kit to get them buzzing with excitement and ready for this beautiful month.

I hope you all have a blessed and happy Ramadan, InshaAllah. 

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