Alhamdulillah, we hosted the Eid party last Saturday (25 July 2012) for all those children who attended the Ramadan camp. We did some Ramadan and Eid related activities with the children, played some party games (pass the parcel and pinyana- i am not sure if this is correct spelling lol) They received their Eid giftbags (with Islamic books, sticker sets and halal sweets etc). And of course we all shared a yummy meal. Alhamdulillah, a sister from Morocco did a reminder for all on maintaining the spirit of Ramadan, which I thought was really good. We displayed some of the things children made during the camp for revision with children but also for all moms to see.
We got both the girls some books for Eid and they received some gifts from some of their khalas. A friend gave them a two sets of stitching doll kits- two matrushka dolls (Russian) and two kokeshi dolls (Japanese). MashaAllah, they really enjoyed stitching and putting all the pieces together. And they gave away all to their friends except one. They love giving out gifts, especially 3 year old Safiyya.
This was one of the books Safiyya got this Eid. Easy to read, beautifully illustrated published by Islamic Foundation in the UK. I found some really good books by this publisher.
After reading the story, we decided to make a masjid cut and paste activity.
Safiyya’s masjid. She learned about mimbar, mihrab, minaret, dome and has labelled them.
She has also tried to write “I am going to the masjid” at the back of her paper.
Sumayya’s masjid craft work. Again, she has labelled all the masjid parts, drew a path from her house to the masjid and wrote “I am going to the masjid”
And they received an Eid gift from a dear sister here. They were so happy to receive the post. They won in the giveaway but we said to them they received it because they have tried to do lots of good deeds this Ramadan and mashaAllah did well with the help of Allah swt.
These are some other books we purchased sometime go. They are not necessarily Islamic but with stories with Muslim characters. Alhamdulillah, we had very fruitful discussions based on these stories and jazakAllah khayr to sister who recommended them to us.
Ahamdulillah for another busy and beautiful week with so much going on. We had a talk on Islamic parenting with some sisters today and I am really going with semi-structured way of teaching things. InshaAllah, will share my thoughts and plans soon.