Ramadaan Ark
Saturday, September 08, 2007
As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu

It feels like we just celebrated Eid, and here is.. Ramadaan around the corner once again, alhumduliLlah. Last year I had made a Ramadaan Surprise Box for my nephews, which they absolutely loved! I really recommend making something of this nature for your child(ren) or others you may know. This year I decided to make them something similiar.

I love the story of Prophet Nuh (alayhis salaam), and insha'Allah this little ark will be a means for the boys to learn more about him.

Ark Tutorial

A day or two before Ramadaan begins I'll read them the story of Prophet Nuh written by Saniyasnain Khan available at Goodword Books (in this series), and do a little lesson about it.

The box is for two boys, so it's divided in the center. Each side is filled with different little items, like stickers, candy, balloons, a ball, other toys, etc. I found a lot of things at Party Packagers, and the Dollar Store (this is in Canada). Suggestions for places in the States are welcome, for the sake of other readers. On the side of the ark is a little calendar, each day they pull a page off, read the little blurb and each pick out a toy from their ark door. The 'blurb' is a mixture of information about Ramadaan, Eid and Prophet Nuh (alayhis salaam).

The actual constructing of the ark was very easy. The main box that holds the candy/toys is a jumbo cereal box. The 'wood' is drawer liner you can by at any kitchen or dollar store. The animals are finger puppets and the roof/stairs are sticks from my back yard.

For other Ramadaan box ideas, check out Ummlayla's blog. She made a wonderful fabric one last year, and has a different one planned for this year, insha'Allah, which I look forward to reading about.

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At 9:19 AM, Blogger wayfarer

salaams sis.

Mash'Allah! That is such an awesome job you did. Unbelievable. I would attempt it but there's no way i can make it look this good. Great job!!!


At 9:19 AM, Blogger wayfarer

btw, love that series of books. I have a few but need to get some more...


At 3:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous

salaam...can u please tell me how you made this? I can't figure it out...
I made your Ramadan Calander from last yr... it came out great


At 7:14 PM, Blogger Sketched Soul

As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu

My dearest sister Wayfarer, jazak'Allah for the wonderful comments. Insha'Allah I hope you give it a try.. it really is easier than it looks.

I too love the book series, it's the same ones I use to teach Islamic Sunday School, and the kids enjoy them too... although depending on the age, you have to add and subtract a few sentences.

My dear Anonymous, jazak'Allah for stopping by. Are you by any chance, sister Zainab, because I know she make the Ramadaan Calander and it came out gorgeous.

Humm.. I don't know which part you are have difficulty with. I don't know if I can explain it here written. If you email me at amtullah79@yahoo.ca I'll try sending you a drawing of how to make it, insha'Allah.

Wa'alaykum as-salaam
Love Farhana


At 7:46 PM, Blogger Shireen


I would be the lucky siser who's children those are going to. Subhan'Allah, aren't they lucky to have an aunt that does so much...*mwah*

I can't wait till they see it, they're gonna love it!!:)

Masha'Allah, great stuff :)


At 12:30 PM, Blogger Robyn

Asalaamu Alaikum,
It looks great! It's such a great idea.


At 10:02 PM, Blogger Ahmed Abdul Azeem(Hamid)

assalamualaikum.Ramazan mabrook.
Mashallah tabarakallah.Very beautiful work ,Keep it up.Keep going ahead.Ur blog is simple awesome.


At 11:14 PM, Blogger Radiant Light


Ramadaan kareem dear sister.

I pray this month is fruitful one for all.

I think you should but a warning before those cup cakes during Ramadan :)

You are one sister I would love to meet one day InshaAllah. If not in this world then InshaAllah in jannah definitely!

Please keep me in your humble prayers.

Love Radiant


At 7:54 PM, Anonymous hijabhaven

that's super awesome. well done. children always need to enjoy ibadah as part of their lives. the worse thing you can do is make ibadah a burden. well done Sister.


At 8:06 PM, Blogger Sketched Soul

Wa'alaykum as-salaam wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dearest sisters and brother,

Jazak'Allah for all the wonderful comments and feedback, much appreciated. I pray you are all enjoying this blessed month, and making the most of it, insha'Allah.

Shireen, good to see you this end. AlhumduliLlah, it looks like they are loving it! and learning from it, masha'Allah. The things we have to do to teach children, huh..hehe :)

Robyn, jazak'Allah. If you need better instructions on how to make it, I can send that to you, for your little one.

Hamid, Ramadaan Mubarak! Jazak'Allah for stopping by, it's always nice to see a new face, insha'Allah.

Radiant Light, Ramadaan Mubarak my dear sister. Aww, very sweet of you, masha'Allah. Insha'Allah we meet one day.. in Jannah sounds wonderful. Please keep me in your prayers. Haha.. yes, I do need some warnings on the recipes I have posted.

Hijabjaven, you are absolutely right! You'd make a wonderful teacher, masha'Allah. Thank you for dropping by.

Wa'alaykum as-salaam
Love Farhana


At 9:50 PM, Blogger Hafsa

assalamu alaykum,

I saw this and thought of you:




At 6:51 PM, Blogger Sketched Soul

Wa'alaykum as-salaam wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dearest Hafsa,

Sorry for the delayed reply.

Jazak'Allah for the link. She has some wonderful things on her blog, masha'Allah. :)

Love Farhana


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