This year, to teach my children about Eid Al-Adha, I decided to write a poem with them. Here’s what we came up with:
We also went to our local library, and found this great Eid book that we read together as a family!
Through this book, The Best Eid Ever by Asma Mobin-Uddin, we learned about the Pakistani culture, the act of giving, and to be grateful for all that we have. Ma shaa Allah, I absolutely loved the overall message of this book, and I highly recommend it for children ages 4 and up! Here’s the book description:
“It’s Eid, and Aneesa should be happy. But her parents are thousands of miles away for the Hajj pilgrimage. To cheer her up, her grandmother gives her a gift of beautiful clothes, one outfit for each of the three days of Eid. At the prayer hall, Aneesa meets two sisters who are dressed in ill-fitting clothes for the holiday. Aneesa discovers that the girls are refugees. Aneesa can’t stop thinking about what Eid must be like for them, and she comes up with a plan to help make it the best Eid holiday ever.”
Next, the little ones and I checked out ‘Kids of the Ummah Party Pack’ by Peter Gould; this party pack is filled with so much Eid goodness that my 7 year old daughter’s eyes lit up when she saw all the pages! You can download your free party pack by clicking on this link: http://www.kidsoftheummah.com
Lastly, my children and I went down to our basement, and selected some clothes and running shoes that we could donate to a family in need.
In shaa Allah, we plan to spend the rest of our Eid Al-Adha with family; and we pray that you all have a blessed Eid filled with love, peace, and joy.
The Muslimah Mommy family