Ramadan activities for kids

Making and doing is a great way to learn, so we’ve put together some simple activities that the whole family can get involved in throughout Ramadan.

Decorate your home

Stars, lanterns and crescent moons liven up Muslim families’ homes during this month-long holiday. Make your own Fanoos Lantern with our printable PDF template.

Learn a greeting

‘Ramadan Mubarak’, which means ‘blessed Ramadan,’ is just one traditional way that people welcome friends during Ramadan.

Read a book

Some wonderful children’s books about Ramadan include:

  • Owl & Cat: Ramadan is... by Emma Apple
  • Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns by Hena Khan illustrated by Mehrdokht Amini
  • Lailah’s Lunchbox by Reem Faruqi illustrated by Lea Lyon
  • Ramadan Moon by Na’ima B. Robert illustrated by Shirin Adl
  • Ilya & Duck: Ramadan Joy by Omar S. Khawaja illustrated by Leo Antolini
  • It's Ramadan, Curious George - H.A.Rey and Hena Khan
  • Ramadan Around the World - Ndaa Hassan and Azra Momin

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