Asalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu
Ramadan is mere days away, and as it draws closer our excitement increases. Most Ramadan crafts and activities tend to be for children but this one is for everyone. We have done our gratitude board before, and now everyone is looking forward to using it again, Allahuma barik.
The concept is simple. After you break your fast and have completed another day of the blessed month, everyone lists down one thing that they were grateful for that day. Kids, parents, extended family and guests you have that night join in and take a turn to write onto a post-it note.
By the time Ramadan has finished, you will be left with a board brimming full of things that Allah has blessed you with, a drop in the ocean compared to the number of the favours Allah has blessed us with, Alhamdulillah.
See, there is always something to write about….but not enough space to write down everything.
It will take you less than 10 minutes to put this together, but it will be memorable for your whole family, inshaAllah. It’s also inexpensive, and easy for someone who is not an avid crafter!
Things you will need:
A large piece of card
Post it notes
Black paint or marker
Begin by writing an ayat about gratefulness that you find inspiring. I personally love the ayat in Suratul Baqarah, but there are so many, subhanAllah. I used paint, but a marker works just as well.
And then simply add your post-it notes. I found these speech bubble shaped ones which I thought fit well, but any shape will do. You can also add a dab of glue on each one to ensure that they don’t fall off – post-it notes have a habit of disappearing!
Then hang somewhere close to where you have your iftaar, so it’s in full view of when. InshaAllah it will serve as a reminder that food and drink are only a couple of things you have to be thankful for.
Hope you have a fruitful Ramadan!