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DIY Ramadan Good Deed Calendar for your Little Muslim

May 12, 2017

ramadan calendar‘What on earth is a good deed calendar?’ I hear you ask. Think Advent calendar, without the chocolate, expense or having to find a spot for it.

This year, I wanted the kids to really get into the spirit of Ramadan this year and do a little countdown to Eid. I knew we’d need a calendar, but I wanted to add to our Ramadan/ Eid traditions and make one myself that we will use every year.

It was important to make sure that whatever I came up with; took no space at all, didn’t involve chocolate, and was easy and age-appropriate for the kids. So this is what I came up with.

ramadan calendar

The calendar consists of a frame (that you can re-use over and over again and use to display a picture outside of Ramadan time), envelopes, good deed cards for the day and that’s about it.

You’ll need:

A frame or a piece of cardboard or canvas. I got this IKEA FISKBO frame for £5. It measures 50×70 cm.

Envelopes – If you use the same sized frame, you will only be able to fit 30 envelopes on if they are C7 envelopes. I got mine here.

Good deed cards – I used some leftover scraps of scrapbooking paper and stuck some white labels on and then cut around them so they had a little border. These will be reused so I wanted them to look nice. You could just print these off, cut them into strips and pop them into the envelopes. Whatever works for you!

(Optional) – I used some glitter card that I got at Poundland and my With A Spin cookie cutters to cut out a masjid and a moon and star to jazz it up a little. I added some tiny LED fairy lights that I got at Poundland (I’m becoming a regular!) just for extra effect because I have younger children.

Occasional treats to compliment the good deed calendar

I also purchased several little bits and bobs (they’re called party bag fillers here in the UK) that I know the kids would love, to give them as a treat on some (not all) days. These were all really inexpensive. Here’s a list of what I purchased:

Window walker ladybugs

Bendy pencils

Mini dinosaur figurines

Temporary dinosaur tattoos

11-inch punch balls

Animal finger puppets

Since these came in larger quantities, I’ll be using the rest of the items as fillers for children’s Eid gift bags.

To see how I put it all together, watch the video below:

What I put in the good deed calendar

Here’s a list of the good deeds that went into this calendar (in no particular order). My children are 3.5 and 2 years old. Some of these were inspired by The Visual Age’s free Ramadan resources:

  • Thank Allah for something today
  • Donate some toys with Mummy today
  • Clean your spot in the car before you get out today
  • Learn the dua’a for entering the toilet (use my free duaa printables for this)
  • Help Mummy to cook today
  • Keep your room tidy today
  • Thank Allah for giving you Ramadan today
  • Bake cookies for a neighbour today
  • Call a family member (grandparent/ aunt/ uncle etc.) today
  • Smile at everyone today
  • Remember to say your salaam today
  • Set the table for all your meals today
  • Recite Surah Al Ikhlas today
  • Make Eid cards for your family today
  • Pray with your parents today
  • Put money in the donation box at the masjid today (you could slot these ones in on Fridays specifically)
  • Recite Surah Al Fatihah today (the calendar starts with this)
  • Do something nice for your sibling today
  • Say a prayer for someone today
  • Recite Surah Al Falaq today
  • Use your thank you’s, please’s, Bismillah etc today
  • Recite Surah An Nas today
  • Learn the dua’a for entering the home (use my free duaa printables for this)
  • Learn the dua’a for leaving the toilet (use my free duaa printables for this)
  • Help Mummy to make Eid food gifts for family & friends today

If you try this, I’d love to see what you come up with! Please tag me on Instagram or Facebook. If you enjoyed this post and found it useful, please share it with your family and friends. Thank you!

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11 Comments

  • Reply hanifa May 12, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    amazing idea… keep them ideas coming for the other parents and good luck ….

  • Reply Sumaira May 12, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    Such a great idea, I love how you added lights to make it sparkle! We have a good deeds jar, but a good deeds calendar is just fabulous!

  • Reply Aicha May 15, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    Thanks this is such a simple and easy way to make a Ramadan count down calendar thanks for sharing

  • Reply Ayesha May 15, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    Eiman your post is really cool. I loved it. Keep sharing your awesome ideas.

  • Reply Chelsea May 15, 2017 at 11:56 pm

    Ahhh such a super cute idea! I love how it’s also a countdown because it kind of keeps them aware of Ramadan and builds up that excitement for Eid. Absolutely in love!

  • Reply Yousra Naeem May 16, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    Such a great idea❤
    Loved how beautifully you decorated the calendar.
    Amazing 😍

  • Reply Rimsha May 17, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    Such a lovely idea and so well executed! I love the fairy lights too, I have a weakness for fairy lights. I wish I had some around the house.

  • Reply Zeinab May 18, 2017 at 6:58 am

    This is sooooo cute!! Thanks for sharing

  • Reply Asbah Alaena May 19, 2017 at 3:11 am

    brilliant idea, i am in the process of typing into my excel sheet about something like that and your 30 good deeds just came handy,

    Will insha Allah be doing this one soon – intention is to do this before ramadan but lets see 🙂

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  • Reply Madeeha May 28, 2017 at 2:43 am

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing it in so much detail with mothers like me. I have a 4.5 and 2 year old and this shall be great for them. JazakAllah kher! God bless

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