With Mosque closed and gathering restricted due to COVID, many people turned to decorating their home last year during Ramadan. This year, when the scenario is same and it is still not safe to have gatherings etc, let us see what are the options we have to create an excitement about the Ramadan in our kids and at the same time create an atmosphere that reminds us to do ibadah.
Last year, many People turned their home into a personalised musalla. In fact we all should have a dedicated area for our ibadat no matter it is COVID or not and it need not be a fancy one but every one has their own taste. While I prefer a distraction free Praying area with just my books and my prayer mat, kids usually get excited with fancy things and they get attracted to the prayer area if they have books and stuffs that attract their attention. No doubt, It is very uplifting to have a place in our home designated for prayer and worship because as we enter the space, it becomes easier to enter into a focussed state of mind
While I was browsing the net for some Ideas . I came along this picture in social media .The Room is decorated so beautifully . If you want to do some Eid decorations to your Kids Room , Here is how you can replicate the look without spending much time in DIYs.
And remember these are optional things that brighten any part of the home and give a festive and joyous atmosphere while the essence of Ramadan is not in decoration but purely in Ibadat.
1. Divide the Room for Prayer Area
You can do it with Artificial Flowers , Fence , curtains etc or if you have lots of patience you can use old cardboard and carve out a mosque with it.
An example of artificial divider :-
The Room divider in the picture is from Amazon. You can definitely search for other kinds of Room Divider like
You can use Panel divider :
Or you can create a background from these backdrops which we discovered in amazon. It can be used as Wall Paper, Curtain, Tablecloth, Decoration
or you can use artificial flower plants-
Ramadan – Eid Mubarak Photo Booth Props
You can get thick prayer rugs or cushion the floor with carpet or thick blanket. I got a cushioned prayer mat last year and it is very very comfortable to sit in it for long hours. My husband also gifted me a prayer mat which has a stand to rest the back. Afterall aching back really diverts the attention.
These Holographic lantern looks beautiful .If you are Decorating for Ramadan and you are looking for holographic lantern like this , you can get them from Amazon.
Get some good Islamic books for Kids- Check some good books here
The Hanging Stars and Moons
You can use some fairy string light to decorate –
Or you can use these
Ramadan Decoration Kit
There is a Ramadan Decoration Kit available too which I found very interesting .
This Ramadan Decoration Kit is Available online in Darussalam Bookstore .
You can use chalkboard sticker to ask the kids to write rhe Suhur and Iftar time.
You can replicate this with the peel and stick chalk board –
Miswak with Miswak holder
This is another amazing Product available in Darussalam Online store .You can get it here.
Get a zakat box and teach your Child to Save . Before Eid Let the Child Donate the Money with his own hands
This Handmade Box is made of Sheesham -a high quality wood : check it on Amazon.
Kaaba bricks : Kaaba Bricks Islamic Toy Building Blocks Set Included Guide of 64 Steps Durable Quality Brain Booster Maze Puzzle Islamic Educational DIY Building Kit
My Daily Salah Record – Download it Free
You can Download this Printable and stick to the Walls . I have even included a scoring system . You can grade your Kids at the end of the month and keep the record safe to compare next month thereby increasing your Kids Productivity.
Eid Decoration Pillow Cover
You can get these adorable Pillow cover from ebay at a very cheap price-$3 Offer in ebay
Eid Mubarak Paper gift Box
If you like to do things differently , Give Eidi to the Kids in these adorable Eid Paperbox . This can be purchased easily from ebay
Multi colored ballons adds charm to the Eid Decoration. If you Prefer decorating with ballons , you can get these custom Eid Ballons from ebay
High quality Ramadan Tracker! to count down, the days of Ramadan until Eid
The Ramadan Tracker! Count down day by day the days of Ramadan until Eid using this custom-designed piece of art Kids will love moving the stringed moon marker each day after Iftar. The Parents can put hidden gifts for kids in the individually stitched pockets .Before you know it the calendar will become a family event!
It can be Purchased from Amazon
You can also print our Ramadan tracker calender and hang them like a banner-
Asma Ul Husna Tapestry Wall Hanging
Instead of Photo frames of flowers etc ,you can get Tapestry like this .It reminds us to do dhikr of Asma ul Husna. If you need online recommendation ,it can be obtained here .
Gather family members before Ramadan and brainstorm about decorating the house to welcome Ramadan. Plan the activities and schedules for the month of Ramadan. This is not only fun but also will help spend quality time together and strengthen your bonds. You can buy or make Ramadan bunting to decorate your house, add some lantern or glittery moon and so on.
Ramadan Journal –Instant download
Are you Preparing for Ramadan ? How are you preparing Physically and Spiritually? If you want to share your opinion, share your views in the comment box below.