A Ramadan Gift Basket

When you only celebrate a few holidays in a year, you tend to go off and make everything a little bit more special. Especially during the month of Ramadan. I struggle to hide Eid gifts now that they are older (not because they will try to look for the hidden gifts but because I just can’t wait to see their faces when they open them) At the same time, I also don’t want to turn into one of those moms who gives her kids 90 gifts on that special day. Okay, there is only one mom that does that and she has won herself a prize debt for being the most excessive mother around. I have urges to “shop till I drop and spoil the kids with junk” but I try to keep them at bay so I decided to start my own version of a Ramadan Gift Basket. It’s not really a basket but an Ikea cart that we use for their ‘school stuff’. For Ramadan, I will be turning it into the Ramadan “kitchen sink.” Many of the toys will be educational, stem toys or activity sticker books so I don’t feel too bad about it. I really want this Ramadan to be very simple even though this sounds like it’s a lot of ‘stuff’ I know it’s going to keep them playing independently for hours and that means I can focus on Ibaadah and walk around like a zombie with my headset in my ears. “Help yourselves kids because mom is officially in recharge and reboot mode…”

 

What we have in our Ramadan Gift Basket:

 

Ramadan gift basketRamadan Gift basket

 

I will change things up every ten days inshaa Allaah, and the plan is to have a variety of activities and toys in the cart for them to help themselves to when we are at home. I have prepared some printables, cutting and pasting pages and easy crafts that will be adding to the cart.

On a side note for those who follow me on Instagram and advised me to get the Bob Books for beginner readers check out what I have found, a game to go with it #happydanceinahalalway

Not everything I have ordered has arrived yet, and I will also have to gift wrap many of these but some of the more expensive gifts might become Eid gifts inshaa Allah though the jury is still out on that one but for now some of the stuff inside the cart are…

 

Melissa & Doug Solar System Floor Puzzle

Ravens burger Safari Puzzle

Dollar store Activity books, coloring books as well as Ramadan and Fasting Activity Book (Discover Islam Sticker Activity Books)

Melissa & Doug On the Go Water Wow

ALEX Toys Little Hands Button Art

Playdoh

Melissa & Doug Pattern Blocks and Boards

Books: I have prepared printables, crafts and games for. I will share those in the coming posts inshaa allah.

It’s Ramadan, Curious George

Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors

Angels and Rainbows

If you want to make your own Ramadan Gift Basket here are some small but awesome ideas (by Age)

 

Activity Books:

Ramadan Gift Basket

3 + years old

Ramadan and Fasting Activity Book (Discover Islam Sticker Activity Books)

Preschool Practice Scissor Skills

Mazes Preschool Activity Zone

6-9 years old

My 30 Days of Ramadan: Activity and Coloring Workbook about Islam

Allah to Z: Activity Book: Islamic Activities for Ramadan and All Year Long

Eye Spy Seek & Find Activity Book

9 + years old

The Meaning of the Holy Qur’an for School Children

The Everything Kids’ Puzzle Book: Mazes, Word Games, Puzzles & More!

Ultimate Dot to Dot: Extreme Puzzle Challenge

Educational Toys:

Ramadan Gift Basket

3 + years old

Melissa & Doug On the Go Water Wow

ALEX Toys Little Hands Button Art

Melissa & Doug Solar System Floor Puzzle

6-9 years old

Educational Insights Kanoodle

Melissa & Doug Suspend Family Game

Learning Resources Wooden Pattern Blocks (250) and Pattern Block Design Cards

9+ years old

Stem Toys

Ramadan Gift Basket

3 + years old

Fisher-Price Think & Learn Code-a-Pillar Toy

6-9 years old

K’NEX – Turbo Jet – 2-in-1 Building Set

Osmo Genius Kit

KEVA Brain Builders Game

9+ years old

Klutz LEGO Chain Reactions Craft Kit

LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 31313 Robot Kit for Kids

STEM Club Toy Subscription: 8-13 year olds

What is your Ramadan tradition with your children? Do you make a Ramadan Gift Basket? Comment below.

There are only two weeks left before Ramadan which means if you have not gotten yourself a copy of Ramadan Reflections, the 10 Minute Journal for Daily Reflections do it Naaahww (Available on Amazon.com, UK, Canada, Europe and where ever else Amazon operates around the world)

More about samira

Loving mother of two, former Islamic School educator turned homeschooler. I love bargains, Eid and traveling and have visited 13 countries in 4 continents many in the quest of seeking beneficial knowledge. This is the space I share the little knowledge I have acquired along the way.

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