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Ramadhan 2010

We revised our last Ramadhan lapbook. And discussed more points. Alhamdulillah.

We are trying to do some daily questions besides their daily doses of fixed Ramadhan activities.

What did you do before breaking fast?

What good deeds did you do today?

What good deeds you plan to do tomorrow?

How was your day of fasting?

List some of the duas.

Alhamdulillah H and I learned alot from the list of duas he made.  We discussed about it. I tried to make him visualise himeslf in 20 years time, 10 years time, 5 years time and next month for him to polish up his dua’. Not to mention the hereafter which Alhamdulillah he has covered in detail.

I think this is a godd discussion to have with the children. We benefitted from it.


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Ramadhan Lapbook : Post review

These are the things that I think I would like to improve the next time we review this ramadhan lapbook. (I suppose best is next ramadhan)

  • To read and write the arabic words for the hadith instead of just the english translation.
  • to highlight the arabic words we learn throughout ramadhan like saum, iftar, sohoor, (Can you suggest any more words?)
  • to compose quizzes on ramadhan. there is a sample HERE. but perhaps I can add more. Can you help me too?

And for next year Ramadhan activity I would like to include an activity of listing

  • lunar watching as an everyday activity. I will have them go outside to check out the moon and paste the appropriate photo of the moon on the chart. You can print the lunar worksheet if you want. Go HERE.
  • lists more good deeds we can do. and highlight to them what they have done with praises and stars and moon.
  • things we are grateful to Allah for and perhaps have it paste on a chart so that can see the continuous progress.
  • be more serious about dzikir with the children. The children are reciting Subhanallah at random times.

Other things that I can also include in the lapbook are

About Eid but was running out of time. Perhaps that could be another lapbook of its own? 😉

There are many ways for me to improve. Thus, Insya Allah this lapbook can help and the children from the easy non-rocket science facts to a more serious ones for the older children. If you have older children, you can also include about qiaymulail and i’tiqaf in a more serious manner. Or perhaps a progress chart for tadarus? The ideas are vast and many. All for the sake of Allah, Insya Allah.

i hope this lapbook will become a treasure for them and I pray that they are kept reminded of what they learn and most of all put it to practice. Ameen.


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Ramadhan Lapbook 3

books This is the third page of our lapbook. I made a few pockets. On each pocket is a question and in each pocket are cuttings of what the answers to the questions are.

Haziq and Sya each had to take turn answering the questions. So they answered either by what they remembered (from our past lessons) and mostly also what we discussed impromptu.

Pocket No 1
Who are exempted from fasting?

  • Pregnant people
  • Baru beranak (own word)
  • Menses
  • Breastfeeding
  • Children
  • Travellers
  • Mad people
  • Really ill people

We also include a hadith for this pocket

Narrated by Aishah r.a., the wife of the prophet s.a.w. : Hamza bin AMir Al-Aslami, as he used to observe saum often, asked the prophet s.a.w., should I observe saum while traveling? The prophet s.a.w. replied, you may observe saum if you wish and you may not observe saum if you wish.

Pocket no 2

What breaks your fast?

  • Intentionally vomitting
  • Intentionally eating or drinking
  • faint
  • Taking medicine
  • Tube feeding
  • bleeding before or during birth
  • menses

Pocket no 3

Good deeds that I can do

  • prepare for iftar
  • help ibu clean
  • be helpful to people
  • sweep the floor for ibu
  • derma
  • tolong ibu basuh pinggan
  • be nice to people
  • baca quran
  • tarawikh prayers

The topic on the good deeds was perhaps the most fun of all because the deeds that you can do are endless. We started of by reading this hadith

Narrated by Abu Huraira r.a. : Allah’s messenger s.a.w. said (Allah says about the fasting person), ‘he has left his food, drink and desires for My sake. The saum is for Me. So I will reward (the fasting person) for it and the reward of good deeds is multiplied ten times.’

Pocket No 4

What do we learn from fasting?

  • taqwa
  • we learned to be closer to Allah
  • patience
  • good behaviour
  • learn how the poor suffer
  • to control ourself
  • to be generous
  • to be grateful
  • behave myself

This is a slightly harder for them because they have to thinkfrom what they had actually learn. I assisted of course.

Pocket no 5

What I like about Ramadhan

  • I like Ramadhan food (oh yeah!)
  • Iftar time (remind me to put in the nas here next time)
  • I learn more about Ramadhan
  • It is a big chance to get closer to Allah
  • Stomach gets thin (I didn’t influence this in any way :P)
  • More time to do homework

These are mostly their words. 😀


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Ramadhan Lapbook 2


This is the middle page of the lapbook. I made a pocket so we can put some material in it. The materials are as described in this post.

Continuation from the previous post…

We proceeded to explain the months of Islam, highlighting Ramadhan and Syawal. I also briefly explained that the Muslims will wait for hilal, or the moon, or anak bulan, to know when to fast and when we start our eid.

Can you see the little ketupat Haziq drew for Syawal box? (Hmm I don’t know how to put in the pictures such that when you click it, you can see a bigger picture)

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We also sang the nasyid by Yusuf Islam on the Ramadhan moon. A lovely nasyid indeed. All these exercise and the song helped them tremendously I believe. Listen to the excerpt of the song HERE.

Following the moon exercise, we proceeded to talk about laylatul Qadr. Again, doing this lapbook is actually a refresher of what they had been taught throughout Ramadhan. And what is best, not only they get to refresh their memory, it is really fun too!

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In the earlier weeks, the children were asked to memorise Suratul Qadr. Coincidentally it was an exercise in Sya’s school too. With the help of the book “The Night of Decree”, I helped explain the meaning of the surah and also talked about this night of power.

Both of them were impress with the gift of such night. And seem determine to look for it at least in the odd nights. But they only manage to do it during sohoor. Next year perhaps. Insya Allah.

As for Haziq, we have previously made exercise on the words of the surah. Like alf shahr. Ruh and so on. So making this lapbook, is an exercise for him since all he needed to do was paste the meaning of each verse (refer to the picture above). Doing this helped him (and me) to recite the surah better.

The real test was when I asked them to write down the things they know about laylatul Qadr. Each had to take turns writing them down. It was hilarious because I tried to make them use their own words. These were what they wrote

  • Angels will come down to earth with mercy
  • We should do more prayers
  • We must read Quran alot on this night
  • It’s in the month of Ramadhan
  • The angels will greet those who are worshipping Allah that night
  • Do dzikir
  • The laylatul Qadr is on the last 10 days of Ramadhan
  • It is most likely to happen on the odd nights of Ramadhan (I made Sya write down the number 21 to 30 and asked her to circle the odd numbers)
  • Ask Allah to forgive me
  • We will get 1000 months rewards

Then we wrote down two hadiths related to the laylatul Qadr

Narrated by Ibn Abbas r.a. : The Prophet s.a.w. said, look for the night of Qadr in the last ten nights of Ramadhan

The Prophet s.a.w. told his beloved wife Aishah r.a. to recite the following du’a on these great nights, “O Allah You are All Forgiving, you love forgiveness, so forgive me.”

The children recite this in their own words every night on the last ten days of Ramadhan. Alhamdullilah.

books On the pocket, we made the time cycle of saum. I hope this help Sya to understand the terminology of fasting. She is learning to fast this year. She wakes up for sohoor and break her fast at Iftar. She followed what we did. So I am helping to explain the terminologies like when we sohoor, when do we stop eating, the word iftar and so on.

The 3rdpage of the lapbook will be up on the next entry..


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Ramadhan Lapbook

We made our very first lapbook!! And what better timing than now to make a lapbook on Ramadhan.

It started when I read them some books on Ramadhan and also Laylatul Qadr (Darussalam Publishing)

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And then I was thinking of ways to summarise what we have learnt. So I browsed the good internet and found some ideas. Subhanallah! I thank Allah for he never forsake me. When I need something, he guide me to the resources. Syukur! Syukur!

I made a lapbook! Our first ever! And it was all about Ramadhan (well at least the one that I manged to cover).

First of all, the highest syukur to Allah for giving me the inspiration.

Also before you go ohh ahhh, let it be known that it wasn’t my original idea. I actually used the ideas from this RAISING MUSLIMS. Well I changed some and added other little things which suited our lessons. But hey lapbooks are all unique after all. By the way do check out the link and you will find more exciting sites from there. Masya Allah! These sisters are really good and serious at their work. I learnt so much from them. May Allah bless them for the worl they have done and for the continuous ilmu they are spreading.

I will try to explain the contents of our lapbook as much as I can.

The cover page (top left) was designed by Sya. I made the outline of the letterings though.

The top right is the last page. All those mini cards are made by Sya again without me telling her to do so. I think that’s a bonus to this lapbook.

I also made a brief outline of the contents inside.

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booksOn the first page, we pasted a flap asking why do we fast. And if you filp the flap, which will open up to a full moon,  it will say because Allah tells us so. The kids simply love this. Even Zachary when asked why do we puasa, he would say because Allah tells us so. And we sometime shoot rapid question like this.

Then I made links which are proves to validate the answer. I am hoping to expose the children, that we need to know the Nas for what is instructed for us to do. I divided into three sections

1. Quran
haziq was asked to write down the Quran verse which is in Al Baqarah : 183.

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِنْ قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ

O’ ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you. That you may learn self-restraint.

You can see it if you pull the card. I made it accordian like.

2. hadith
Again Haziq wrote this down. I made him read the Sahih Al Bukhari. Well only on that particular narration.

Narrated by Abu Hurairah r.a., Allah’s messenger s.a.w. said saum is a shield from the hell fire.

3. pillar of Islam
Sya was quizzed on this and she wrote down the 5 pillars of faith highlighting the fasting part.

The last flap asked, when do we fast. And the answer as you know it is Ramadhan.  This last flap will lead the reader to another section, which is the middle part of the lapbook.

I will continue that in another post as not to overcrowd this one.


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