From the article: Ramadan: Ways Your Kids Can Celebrate Ramadan Without Fasting
It is recommended that during Ramadan adolescents who have reached puberty (about 12-13 years of age) to take part in Ramadan traditions like prayer and fasting. But what about kids who are younger? How can they celebrate and learn more about Ramadan without fasting? I have younger children who are too young to participate in fasting, but I do include them in other activities, such as reading books on Ramadan, arts and crafts associated with the celebration, and helping to prepare meals that we will enjoy in the evening feast. Do you include your children when celebrating Ramadan? If so, share your ideas below! Share Your Ideas
Ramadan is the Best month of the year
- I have run a tradition in my family ever since my kids were 1-2 yrs old. Before Ramadan begins we decorate the house while running songs about the month(special for kids). My kids fast after lunch till iftar( time is the sameas between lunch and dinner but I call it fasting so that I can introduce the idea of fasting to them). Afer iftar we run ramadan songs and I get them sweets, we call it Ramadan party, they just love it!Everyday one of my kids has his/her turn to go and pray with their father in the mosque, they fight for their turn. The first day of eid el- Fitr, my son goes to pray with his father, when they come back we open the gifts eat "Konafa", run special songs for El- Eid, and I take pictures of them, then they put on their new clothes and go visit the family.
- —Guest Hala