Assalaamu alaikum wa rahmatullah,
Ramadaan Mubarak to all my sisters!
All praise is due to Allah swt who has granted us another Ramadan!
May we make the most of this great month by gaining its virtues and Allahs forgiveness! I pray that we come closer to Allahs Pleasure and further away from His Anger!
Alhamdulillah what a wonderful fasting day we all had masha Allah, teaching Imaan and Zahra, sharing our beautiful Deen with them had me to the brink of tears the whole day when I saw how responsive they are and how willing they are to please Allah (SWT). We are truly so blessed to be able to teach our children and share these moments with them.
Here are a few snippets of what we have done today.
We added some beautiful things to our Ramadaan Bulletin Board, Masha Allah Imaan and Zahra were so excited to do their good deeds and while they enjoyed sticking stickers they also reaped the benefit of a day with very little bickering… so they could see the actual benefits of sharing and being kind to each other.
The highlight was adding the apples to the fasting tree even though she only fasted half the day I gave her a whole apple because of the effort she put in, Zahra got a half apple for fasting the morning, LOL!
They loved all the activities that we did masha Allah 🙂
These are all pics that she took 🙂
Oh yes, I got these cute letters from this site.
What a lot of cutting!
I realised on my second lapbooking attempt I have to have everything cut and already prepared to go into the lapbook. The girls would get distracted or Zahra would expect to get involved in the cutting! At their age getting involved in the actual creation of flaps is not essential. Imaan loves prettying it up and choosing where to place it and stick it which I realised is enough.
So here I am with a pain in my neck from sitting hunched (yes, I have very bad posture!) cutting pages and pages of Ramadaan prep-work (no, I don’t have a paper trimmer yet!). I never imagined there would be so much stuff LOL! It will be worth it on the day of each lesson insha Allah when I dont have to be running around making sure everything is in place.
Lapbooks are still new to me so there’s much I need to learn insha Allah, gosh homeschooling is new to me and there’s so much for me to learn but no matter if you are having a good day or a bad day… its the knowledge that the ultimate reward is with Allah (SWT) that gives you the drive to keep learning, overcoming obstacles and reaching those goals, insha Allah. It really does fill you with so much peace when you do things which will benifit you in dunya and aakhira (insha Allah).
Have you started preparing your activities, lessons and craft for Ramadaan? I have and Masha Allah there is so much out there thanks to the generous, dedicated and hard-working homeschooling Muslimaat out there! May Allah reward them abundantly. I am sooo excited 🙂 While preparing our “schedule” for Ramadaan I decided to collect all the links of the sisters who have so kindly posted all their resources to their Ramadaan lapbooks, lessons, crafts and activities. I have a category on the right hand side of my homepage called:
Links to Ramadaan Resources, Crafts and Activities
There you will find links to blogs belonging to some of the best homeschool blogs available or rather that I have managed to find 🙂
I thought it would be a good idea for us to start ahead of Ramadaan (to get it all done!!) Insha Allah.
So I’ve got to get back to work preparing!
P.S I found the pretty banner containing the dua at Easel and Ink.