During Eid Al-Adha you’ll have many friends and family around, so you will have plenty of time with another. While you’re spending time socializing and having a meal together, why not add a few activities to your day. It will just get your mind off things, and you can just relax. Here are a few activities for Eid which you might want to consider doing with either friends or family.
Have some interesting discussions relating to Eid
You can pose a question and hear what everyone else’s answers are and start a discussion on the topic. Here are a few discussion questions.
- Compare the different traditions and religious celebrations across the world.
- How do people prepare to go to a house of worship such as a mosque, a synagogue, a church, or a temple? You can discuss your behavior and dress code etc.
- Do you ever fast, and if so, for what reasons?
- Why is it important to consider the less fortunate during religious holidays?
- How are religious holidays across the world similar?
Sing the ‘Happy Eid Song’
You can find this song on Early learning HQ, and the kids can join I too. This song is sung to the tune of Frère Jacques. The lyrics are as follows-
Eid Mubarak, Eid Mubarak,
Happy Eid, Happy Eid,
Eid’s a time for sharing, Eid’s a time for sharing,
Happy Eid, Happy Eid,
Do some Art and Crafts
Potato print cards are fun to make. You will need some potatoes, card or paper, some paint or ink, and a knife. Cut your potato in half and carve a pattern on the flat side using a knife. You can do something relating to Eid, such as a crescent moon. The potato can then be used as a stamp. Simply dip it in some paint or ink and stamp your card with it. This is a great way to keep the kids occupied, and it is fun too.
Do some Eid cooking
Prepares some special dishes for Eid with your family. You mother and grandmother are sure to have some tasty recipes. Why not try a delicious Eid pudding, such as kheer, which is a rice pudding? Shahi Tukra is a good one too, it’s a rich bread pudding, simple and quick to make.
Read some interesting books.
Just take a load off and settle the kids with a good book. Here’s one which you might enjoy this Eid.
‘The Best Eid Ever,’ by Asma Mobin-Uddin is available in paperback and on audio. The book follows the story of a girl named Aneesa. Her grandmother spoils her with three lovely outfits and all her favorite meals for the Eid celebration. At the prayer hall, Aneesa meets two sisters who are war refugees. She and her grandmother decide on what they think the best thing for these girls would be. The book is suitable for grades K-3. If you’d rather not read out loud, get the book on audio and let the kids listen. The Digital Talking Book is available from NLS.