Keeping kids busy during Ramadan is quite a task. Whether it is little ones who are not fasting or older children who need something to keep them busy till the sunsets. Here are 4 Ramadan activities for kids that will keep them occupied, entertained and useful to you during the holy month of Ramadan.
Setting up the dinner table
Hosting Iftar get together is routine during Ramadan. Considering the size of an iftar buffet menu, you certainly need help setting up the table for your guests. Let the kids pitch in – it will make them feel like a part of something bigger. For a memorable table set up, rent any of Hafla’s Ramadan tablescape options that are aesthetically sound and visually stunning. After the table, use the kids’ help in arranging seats – let them roll out carpets and rugs and place mattresses and cushions in case you’ve opted for low majlis seating, or arrange lights and lanterns on coffee tables in the high majlis seating arrangement.
Decorating the house
Kids are usually bubbling up with Ramadan decoration ideas. Let the kids handle decorations. You can always rent professional decoration items like crescent moon installations or Ramadan Mubarak décor easily online from Hafla. But let your kids set up a Ramadan display designed by them together with rented displays. Put up the papercraft items that they have made on a special table along with string lights and Arabic lanterns and watch them glow in glory.
Wrapping return gift boxes
Presenting boxes of dates to your guests as return gifts? Ordering them online is a click away on the Hafla website, but wrapping them in decorative paper will be time-consuming. Let the kids handle this job. It will keep them busy and distracted, and at the same time, it will be another chore completed for you!
Create a craft corner at the party to keep them entertained
After these chores are done, the little ones deserve some real fun! While you are entertaining guests, let the kids keep themselves busy with art and Ramadan craft activities. Ramadan specific crafts like assembling a personalized DIY charity box are creative. Also, try decorating a notebook cover that you can use as a gratitude journal. These are fun, informative and time-consuming. There are also multiple options available for easy Ramadan crafts for kindergarten kids. Layout a low wooden table to use as a workstation around which kids can sit comfortably and complete their Ramadan craft activity.
You can also engage kids during Ramadan by hiring trending activities for kids such as
- Transformation Station – Where kids can use props to morph into their favourite characters.
- String Art package – Where kids can make interesting art pieces – Stars and Moons
- Colouring Station – Where kids can colour Ramadan related drawings
- Paper Quilling – Where kids can try some interesting shapes and patterns
- Invoking Kids Prayer room – An educative and interesting concept where kids can decorate their cardboard Prayer room with their creativity and talent.
Involving children from an early age during Ramadan gives them the opportunity to understand and appreciate the tradition. While it makes sense to keep children busy with Ramadan activities to make passing the day easier, it is equally important that they get involved with the iftar dinner set up to help you out. But make sure you add an element of fun in the form of Ramadan activities designed especially for them.
Let your kids help set up the iftar dinner party, with a little help from Hafla. Browse the Hafla Ramadan page for unique and happening Ramadan iftar events. From catering options, festive lighting, Ramadan themed décor and seating arrangements, Hafla has curated the best options just for you. Live entertainment options and return gifts are also a click away. So go ahead, make organizing your iftar party simple and hassle-free!