Last week we started to explore food and festivals. We thought about how food can be special in our own lives and looked at the special food Christians eat as part of celebrating Easter. This week we are going to look at Ramadan.
Before we start, think about:
- What do you know already about Ramadan?
- Who do you think celebrates Ramadan?
- What foods are special during Ramadan?
Learn some more about Ramadan:
Watch the video in this link and read the other information:
Think about or discuss these questions with someone at home:
- How long does Ramadan last for?
- What event does Ramadan celebrate?
- What do Muslims do differently during Ramadan?
- What does fasting mean?
- What is the name of the meal eaten after sunset? How does it begin?
- At what age do Muslim children start fasting?
- How does Ramadan end? What things do Muslims do to celebrate?
Read this book:
Then think about or discuss these questions with someone at home:
- What was the message in Rameena’s Ramadan calendar? What does she plan to do?
- What three things does Rameena do to help others?
- Where does Rameena’s family go to celebrate Eid?
- Why was Rameena upset? How does her dad help her?
- How does Rameena’s family celebrate Eid at home?
Look back to the questions we started with and think about them again. Have your answers changed?
If you are interested in learning more about Ramadan, here are some more links:
A Muslim family explains that Eid is the festival at the end of Ramadan: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z434wmn
More information about Eid: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zpdtsbk/articles/zhjjf4j
Videos about Islam: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zpdtsbk/resources/1
You could also choose to do one of these follow up activities: