I've never been as excited about celebrating Ramadan as I have been this year. Perhaps my faith and spirituality is indeed growing. Or perhaps it's because I've decided to deck the house with some Ramadan decorations.
As much as I would have loved to spend on buying decorations, there is just no supply of ready-made ones. I can only salivate at the decorations found on the internet.
I decided to decorate so that the kids, little as they are, would also get excited about this Holy Month. They couldn't fast yet but I want them to know that this month is significant in Islam. What better way to get them excited than getting them involved in the decorating process.
The week-end before Ramadan, we started our Ramadan Week-end Craft-Making Activity. Since there are no decorations in the stores, I will just make the decorations with my kids. Aliq was very involved in the making process while Zee was busy watching and making kulit.
I gathered some templates that I found on-line, bought some colorful and decorative papers, took out the pencil, scissors and glue and gathered my troop for week-ends of creativity, fun and Islamic lessons.