Use this free Ramadan placemat printable to decorate your iftar table or as part of our unit Learning About Ramadan.
Ramadan placemat printable
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Food is a central aspect of the Muslim celebration of Ramadan.
During the holy month of Ramadan most Muslims are fasting during the daylight hours. They do this show their devotion to Allah and to experience some of the suffering of others, so they can feel more empathy and compassion.
Once the sun sets it is traditional to break the fast by eating dates and then to enjoy a special meal with family, friends, and community.
Many families have traditional recipes that they prepare every Ramadan.
At the end of the month of Ramadan, the annual festival of Eid-al-fitr is celebrated with prayer and feasting.
If you are a Muslim family you might like to include this placemat in your mealtimes.
Decorating for a meal helps to make it extra special, and this colour-in placemat can add a fun element to the celebration for your children.
It might also help to keep them occupied while they wait for the sun to set.
If you’re not a Muslim family but are learning about Ramadan, trying some traditional food is a great way for your children to connect with the celebration.
Most festivals, from all cultures and countries, have special foods associated with them so trying dates and other Ramadan foods is a way for your children to see what’s different and what’s familiar about how families around the world celebrate their beliefs.
Bismillah means “In the name of God”. It is the first word of the Quran and used in prayer.
It is also used in everyday life, including being said before beginning a meal, as an act of devotion and to receive a blessing from Allah.
What’s in this Ramadan Thematic Unit?
Download the Play Academy’s ready-made Ramadan thematic unit and you’ll be ready to lead a fun and creative set of lesson plans to teach your children about Ramadan. Our Ramadan Unit is part of the Play Academy’s Festivals curriculum pathway and in it your children can:
:: learn about Ramadan: what it is and how it is observed
:: make Arabic-inspired paper lanterns
:: play card games using Ramadan-themed playing cards
:: create geometric Islamic art
:: make a crescent moon and stars craft
Bonus Ramadan thematic unit printables
The Play Academy’s thematic units come with practical printables that make the lessons more engaging for your children and easier for you to teach.
No need to go searching for printables to accompany your lessons, they’re all included when you download your chosen unit.
In this Ramadan unit you’ll receive these bonus printables:
:: Islamic art grid for the math and art project
:: Lantern template
:: Mobile template
:: Ramadan cards for vocabulary building
:: Ramadan placemat for an iftar meal
How to download this Ramadan thematic unit
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