Happy Eid ul-Fitr cards!
This fun craft activity is centred around the end of Ramadan – Eid ul-Fitr! It is best suited for older children in any size of group.
Follow our simple step-by-step guide to have a go at this activity today:
What you will need:
- Black/dark coloured cards. You can cut out your own or buy pre-folded ones here
- Silver glitter card
- Silver glitter glue
- Silver pen
- Glue stick
Preparing the activity:
- Cut out crescent moon shapes from the silver card, big enough to fill most of the front of the card (about 4 inches high and 3 inches wide if using the black cards we recommended).
Doing the activity:
Before the activity, talk to the children about Ramadan and the importance of Eid ul-Fitr. To help, take a look at That Nursery Life’s article What Is Ramadan? Eid ul-Fitr is a celebration to mark the end of fasting for Ramadan, where Muslims dress up in nice clothes, eat a feast of lovely food and give gifts to each other. Because Ramadan starts at the beginning of the moon’s cycle, the crescent moon is the indication that the month is coming to an end, which is why our Eid ul-Fitr cards will show a crescent moon!
Give each child a card and a crescent of glitter card. Encourage the children to use the glue stick to stick the crescent to the card, then use the glitter glue to dot stars around the crescent.
Leave the cards to dry (maybe while reading one of TNL’s 5 Ramadan Books for your Setting to your early years), then use the silver pens to write a message wishing (whoever the child wishes to give the card to) “Eid Murabak” (or “happy Eid”)! Some options are:
- Eid Mubarak!
- May God give you happiness of heaven above. Happy Eid Mubarak to you All.
- May this special day bring peace, happiness and prosperity to everyone. Eid Mubarak!
- May Allah’s blessings be with you today, tomorrow and always. Eid Mubarak!
Tracking the activity:
Physical Development: Moving and Handling: “Uses one-handed tools and equipment, e.g. makes snips in paper with child scissors.”
Understanding the world: People and communities: “Shows interest in the lives of people who are familiar to them.; Shows interest in different occupations and ways of life.; Knows some of the things that make them unique, and can talk about some of the similarities and differences in relation to friends or family.”
Expressive arts and design: Exploring and using media and materials: “Uses various construction materials.”
Physical Development: Moving and Handling: “Uses simple tools to effect changes to materials.; Handles tools, objects, construction and malleable materials safely and with increasing control.; Shows a preference for a dominant hand.”
Expressive arts and design: Exploring and using media and materials: “Understands that different media can be combined to create new effects.; Manipulates materials to achieve a planned effect.; Constructs with a purpose in mind, using a variety of resources.”