Ramadan is coming! My childhood preps for Ramadan were waiting for the moon sighting, listening to the 99 names of Allah on TV and loving the sehris and iftari together with family! Times have changed and I want to set down some traditions for my children to get in the spirit of the month by sharing Ramadan treat bags with family and friends.
Instead of halwa, we baked some brownies. Instead of those lovely iftar trays from the neighbourhood (that were the highlight of any Ramadan evening) we made these simple Ramadan treat bags.
Giving children the ownership of a project means that the content and the execution might not be perfect but they learn essential skills such planning, staying in a budget and time management!
We used simple brown bags, and decorated them with stickers. Inside the kids filled them with home-made brownies, lollipops and a toy like a racing car, play dough, tic-tac-toe or a slap bracelet. I have linked all the products we bought from amazon below.
Here’s the brownie recipe we used.
I made Zeynab make a list of everyone who was going to receive the Ramadan treat bags. We also organized the list by the quadrants in the city for delivery.
The most important lesson I want them to learn is that the real joy is in giving and spreading happiness
This activity is totally social-distancing friendly and will keep the little ones busy and engaged for days. It’s also a great way to get them in the spirit of Ramadan. Do you make Ramadan treat bags with your kids?
[Read More: HOW TO MAKE RAMADAN MEMORABLE FOR KIDS]
Here are all the products we used:
Play dough packs:
Tic Tac Toe Keychain: