Here are some fun art activities for kids to celebrate and learn about Eid. There are two main festivals in Islam, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. Both holidays are celebrated according to dates of the lunar Islamic calendar. These festivals are major festivals of the world, celebrated by a quarter of its population.
Ramadan or Ramzan, is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, which is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting (sawm), prayer, reflection and community. Ramadan commemorates Prophet Muhammad's first revelation and the annual observance of Ramadan is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. Ramadan lasts twenty-nine to thirty days, from one sighting of the crescent moon to the next. Fasting from dawn to sunset is obligatory for all adult healthy Muslims. The predawn meal is referred to as suhur, and the nightly feast that breaks the fast is called iftar.
Eid al-Fitr is also called the “Festival of Breaking the Fast”. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan. During Eid al-Fitr Muslims break their fast, perform prayers, give charity, wear new festive clothes, visit families, exchange presents, and rejoice after a successful month of dedication.
Eid al-Adha honours the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ismael as an act of obedience to God's command. However, before Ibrahim could sacrifice his son, Allah provided a lamb to sacrifice instead. To commemorate this event, In commemoration of this event, an animal (usually a sheep) is sacrificed as a ritual. A third of its meat is consumed by the family offering the sacrifice, a third is given to friends and relatives, and the rest is distributed to the poor and needy. To celebrate Eid al-Adha, people visit or welcome their extended family, give sweets and gifts, wear new clothes, and rejoice with friends and family.
Here are some ideas based for Eid themed activities and crafts. According to the age of your child, you can increase the complexity of the craft like decorations, colouring, cutting work, etc.
1. Make a wall hanging or a mobile of stars and new moon.
Take a printout of the template of stars and moon. Colour the page with blends of blue, green and yellow using acrylic, water colour or oil pastels. Then cut out the shapes and stick them on a colourful string. Below is the template for the printout. This activity includes painting and cutting, which are good for fine motor skills as well.
2. Colouring Activity
Draw a mosque and let your child colour it. You can take the opportunity to talk about religions, people and religious places.
If you want a coloring page instead, here is one you can use as a printout.
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3. Make a Mosque out of tissue boxes and paper roll tubes
4. Make a Mosque Suncatcher Craft
Just print a Mosque outline on a white paper, cut out the windows and stick cellophane papers of different colors on the back of the paper to cover the windows. I used a mosque template from Twinkl Resources.
5. Eid Sensory Bottles
Colourful sensory bottles can be made using water beads, glitter, and many other colourful objects or decoration. This is especially suitable for toddlers who cannot participate much in the more complex craft activities. These sensory bottles are easy to make and loved by kids.
6. Mosque Silhouette Art
Let your child go wild with warm colours on a paper. Print a black outline of mosque, cut it out and paste it on the colourful background. Makes for a super easy but strikingly beautiful artwork.
7. Prayer Mat Crafts
Here is an example of a simple colourful foam prayer mat:
Here is one made with papers:
Prayer mat crafts are easy to make, and can incorporate different art ideas like:
a. Make a handprint prayer mat using felt, fabric paint, and a blank mat
b. Decorate a plain mat with fabric markers or paint to create a unique design.
c. Use felt or fabric to make a personalized prayer mat with the child's name or favorite colors.
d. Create a patchwork mat by cutting fabric scraps into squares and piecing them together.
e. Make a tactile prayer mat by adding textured elements like beads, sequins, or embroidery.
f. Use stencils to create a geometric or floral pattern on a plain mat.
g. Paint or draw Islamic calligraphy onto the mat with fabric markers or paint.
h. Create a themed prayer mat based on a favorite animal or hobby, such as a soccer ball or butterfly.
i. Use a map of the world as the base of the mat, highlighting the direction of Mecca with an arrow.
j. Make a no-sew prayer mat by cutting a square of fabric and attaching fringe or tassels around the edges.
k. Use nature as inspiration, creating a prayer mat with a leaf or floral pattern using natural dyes or paint.
8. Read about the festival
Let's Celebrate Ramadan & Eid! (Maya & Neel's India Adventure Series, Book 4)
9. Maze Activities
Help the child find his way to the Mosque is a fun way to take up some maze challenges. We have included maze activities of 3 levels of challenges in our Free Eid worksheets, so do check them out!
10. Eid Craft: Paper Bag Mosque
Click on the image to view the Pinterest pin and click here to view the craft instructions.
Here is our paper bag mosque.
You can find more Eid Pins on Pinterest at this link.
11. Cereal Box Mosque Craft
To view instructions and get the template click here: Cereal box scenery | MINI ECO
12. Easy and Versatile Eid Greeting Cards
This card is super easy to make, and your child can draw their own drawings and message. View the video to see the folding method.
Here is another easy but beautiful and innovative card for Eid.
13. Eidi (gift money on Eid) envelopes craft
These are two videos of Eidi envelopes, which a child can make easily with parent's help. Easy and beautiful.
14. Eid Lantern Craft
Here are two videos of Eid lantern crafts, that I liked. The first one is super easy, and even a small kid can have fun with the simple steps.
You can buy similar design punches on Amazon India. Check out this punch.
Eid lantern using small bottles: Watch this video on YouTube
This can be adapted to make a lantern using a recycled plastic bottle, paint, and beads.
We made Eid lanterns too!
15. Islamic Art
Islamic art is a part of Islamic culture and includes different kinds of visual arts including sculpture, paintings, tapestry, ceramic works and more, created 7th century CE onwards by people living in Islamic countries or territories. The highlights of Islamic Art like Calligraphy and geometric patterns are some of the familiar aspects.
You can find 15 beautiful Islamic Art Projects for Kids here.
I hope you have a fantastic time trying out the Eid activities and have a wonderful, peaceful, love-filled Eid.
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