30 Activities for a Ramadan Advent Calendar

Ramadan is around the corner and I wanted to do something fun to get the cookie monster excited about Ramadan and Eid. He is already pretty excited, he even wants to fast (he’s only 3, so I’m not going to force that one). Last year I made a Hajj Advent Calendar for Hajj and Eid-ul-Adha, it worked out so much better than I could’ve expected and it has motivated me to ensure I can make learning at home fun and exciting for him.

I’ve made a printable with all the things I would like to do with him this Ramadan. I’ve included a copy for all of you here if you would like to use this as well, the list is in no particular order. (I hope there’s no typos)



Free Printable 30 Ramadan Activities (Large)



As you can see the they aren’t numbered so I can choose them day by day as I see fit. I’ve also included this blank version if you’d like to print out the cards and fill them with your own ideas. I know these activity tickets don’t have a Ramadan feel, but it’s all I could come up with right now.

When I did the Hajj Advent Calendar, it was very rushed, I made it on the first day of Dhul Hijjah. I didn’t have chance to come up with ideas to fill into the calendar, which meant a lot of lollies and cheap little toy cars. This time I wanted to fill the calendar with things that aren’t material, there’s crafts, games, colouring and more.

I’m including the list below and will update the list with links to that particular activity, either from my blog, other blogs or links to pics from my instagram and facebook accounts, as the month goes on. Be sure to follow! In the next few days I’ll also be making the actual calendar and will try to get a tutorial posted up for that as well in shaa Allah.

Here’s the list (in no particular order):

  • Make Ramadan CookiesDay 6
  • Make Eid Cookies – This would have been Day 30, but who am I kidding? Did I honestly think I’d get to do anything on day 30? It’s the day before Eid!
  • Donate some toys to those in needDay 14
  • Donate some clothes to those in need
  • Donate some coins to those in needDay 8
  • Draw the phases of the moonDay 16 and here
  • Plant some seedsDay 17
  • Make an Eid Poster – Day 22
  • Make a Ramadan Poster  – Day 4 we made bunting, if you’d like to make it too, check out my post here for a free printable.
  • Write/tell your own Ramadan storyDay 15
  • Read a Ramadan story – Day 3
  • Read an Eid storyDay 21
  • Play with play dough – Day 18, recipe here)
  • Paint/colour a Ramadan PictureDay 2 – There’s a whole lot of options with this, just searching Google and even Crayola has some colouring pages. Our printer wasn’t working when I needed this so I drew a picture instead.
  • Paint/colour and Eid pictureDay 23
  • Look at the moon Day 1
  • Make a food plate Day 13
  • Count dates – Day 10
  • Look at pictures of Ramadan around the worldDay 7
  • Look at Eid pictures around the worldDay 27
  • Make prayer beadsDay 25
  • Learn the Eid TakbeerDay 24
  • Choose/try on Eid clothesDay 26
  • Learn a surah/dua/supplicationDay 19
  • Make moon sighting binoculars – Day 29
  • Make a treat with datesDay 5
  • Play arabic alphabet memoryDay 28
  • Make a masjid picture Day 11/12, post with link here
  • Build a masjid with your blocksDay 9
  • Do a Ramadan/Eid craft with a friendDay 11/12, post here

Here are some other ideas I just absolutely love!!

Amnah from littlelightofmine.com created these gorgeous Ramadan baskets for her girls as well as this Ramadan Bucket List. I adore the bucket list idea and think I will implement it when the kids are older. I also found some great ideas on this blog, on this facebook page and more ideas here and here. This is not an extensive list by any means, just some I’ve seen recently. If you’ve seen some interesting stuff around, post the link in the comments :)

9 Comments on 30 Activities for a Ramadan Advent Calendar

  1. Sumaira Zaheer
    June 25, 2014 at 11:58 am (3 years ago)

    Masha’Allah sister, this a great idea! Your blog is full of great ideas, and the best part is that you can get your children involved in most, if not all, of your projects! By the way, I think it’s super adorable how you refer to your little one as ‘Cookie Monster!’

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    • modestmunchies
      June 25, 2014 at 9:06 pm (3 years ago)

      Aww, jazakAllah for your kind words :) He is a cookie monster, honestly, you should see how quick he can get one down 😮 lol

      Reply
  2. MyNinjaNaan
    June 25, 2014 at 1:52 pm (3 years ago)

    I love this idea! What a wonderful way to get the kiddos interested in Ramadan! InshAllah will definitely be using these ideas this Ramadan!

    Reply
    • modestmunchies
      June 25, 2014 at 9:08 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you Henna :) I’m hoping to get up specific posts related to some of the activities in shaa Allah. Missing your posts!

      Reply
  3. Carrie
    June 15, 2015 at 11:52 pm (2 years ago)

    What a great idea! Going to print one out for my kids this year :)

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    • modestmunchies
      June 18, 2015 at 8:05 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you! Glad they’re getting put to good use :)

      Reply
  4. Emily
    March 17, 2017 at 9:33 pm (8 months ago)

    Amazing post with great ideas. Loved it.

    Reply

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