Story Time

Ramadan and Eid
Submitted by: EHunt, Freeman
• Toddler • Pre-school
Under the Ramadan Moon by:Sylvia Whitman
Concise explanation of how Ramadan is observed. Includes a repetitive phrase that the audience can repeat at the end of each page.
You and Me Together: Moms, Dads, and Kids Around the World by:Barbara Kerley
National Geographic pictures of families around the world doing everyday activities accompanied by simple text.
Five Kashatas
*Pronounced kah-SHAH-tah
*Kashatas are am East African sweet treat made with coconut and/or peanut. They are a a cross between candy and a cookie. Lots of sweets are served during Eid.

5 kashatas sizzling in a pan
(hold up 5 fingers)
1 went pop
And then it went BAM!
(slap knees)
All Around the World
*Ramadan and Eid are celebrated in almost every country in the world.

Tune: Here We Go 'Round the Mulberry Bush

This is the way we wake up early
Wake up early
Wake up early
This is the way we wake up early
All around the world
-Eat our breakfast (mime eating cereal)
-Run and play (run in place)
-Say good-bye (wave)
-Go to sleep (close eyes and rest head on hands)
*Ramadan and Eid are both occasions for families and friends to come together.

*Look online for a video of the handmotions and tune.

Skinamarink-a dink-a dink
Skinamarink-a do
I love you
Skinamarink-a dink-a dink
Skinamarink-a do
I love you

I love you in the morning
And in the afternoon
I love you in the evening
And underneath the moon

Oh, skinamarink-a dink-a dink
Skinamarink-a do
I love you
Eid Greeting Card

*Many families send Eid cards to each other. Eid cards are also sent to those who do not celebrate Ramadan and Eid.

Find a black and white Islamic pattern online.
Copy the pattern onto large mailing stickers and print.
Cut cardstock/construction paper in two and fold in half.
Place sticker on front of card and have children color it.
Write "Eid Greetings" on the inside.
Flannelboard - make 5 lollipops for board

*Sweets are given to children during Eid.

"Five Sticky Lollipops"

5 sticky lollipops
Fixed on sticks
Take a sticky lollipop
And lick lick lick!

Flannelboard - make five firecrackers

*Firework displays are shown during Eid.

5 little firecrackers standing in a row
1 lets lit and watch it glow
It sips up high with a zoom, zoom, zoom! %
And off it goes with a BOOM, BOOM, BOOM!