Asalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu
I hope everyone is doing well and getting excited for Ramadan which is less than a week away!
Today, I’d like to share another Ramadan activity that can be done by the whole family. Like our Gratitude board, this ones not just for the kids. Kids, parents, grandparents and guests can all join in. But there’s a big difference….. this is a CHALLENGE!
Let me introduce our ‘CRACK THE RAMADAN CODE’ challenge.
The concept is simple. Every day, for the next 30 days (or 29) you will be handed an envelope. In this envelope, there will be a question related to Ramadan. There are some simple questions, and some fairly challenging. I kept them varied so everyone has a chance to help crack the code!
Once you’ve figured out the answer, you need to take the specified letter and write this letter on the back of the slip. Then stick this on the board, and that’s one part of the code cracked!
At the end of Ramadan, and with the assumption that you’ve answered the questions correctly (!), you will be left with a sentence…
The Ramadan Code will have been cracked!!!!
Since my kids are past the Ramadan countdown phase, I knew they would enjoy something that would challenge them, yet still be useful and exciting. I quickly realised though, that we could all join in and benefit. I can already envision everyone thinking about the answers, and waking up every day trying to decipher what the code could be. To make it even more challenging, the envelopes don’t have to be given out in order – give your family the choice of making it ‘easy’ or ‘hard’. I already know my family will go for the harder option – who doesn’t love a good challenge?!
So, are you up for attempting to crack the Ramadan code?? If YES, here’s how to do set it up – don’t worry, its simple, and inexpensive, Alhamdulillah. I have used the book ‘Fasting in Ramadan as observed by the Prophet (peace be upon him) as a reference for the questions and answers.
Things you’ll need:
A big piece of card/paper.
Double sided sticky tape/or blue tack
Envelopes (32 in total)
Optional – stickers or wax to seal the envelopes (it makes them extra special I think!) such as THIS ONE.
Optional – A small box to keep all the envelopes in)
And all the printables (links at the end of the post.)
Optional- Fasting in Ramadan as observed by the Prophet (peace be upon him) for further information, a beneficial book pertaining to Ramadan.
Alternatively, you could keep this really simple, and just print out the questions, writing the correct letters on a sheet of paper as you go along.
Start off by printing out the Ramadan quiz. You can print out the questions and answers too to double check answers and spellings. Then cut out all the questions, the instructions and final envelope message and the board title which is below.
Begin by glueing the above sentence on the board. Then add double sided sticky tape underneath accordingly; this is where the letters will be stuck.
Ensure you keep the tape appropriately spaced out:
1st word – 3 letters
2nd word – 5 letters
3rd word – 6 letters
4th word – 3 letters
5th word – 4 letters
6th word – 5 letters
7th word – 4 letters
Your board should look something like this. I also added numbers to the tape peel itself, but you don’t need to.
Now its time to make the envelopes. Start off by enclosing the instructions and final message into envelopes, mark these distinctively so they don’t get mixed up!
Then pop the questions into the envelopes, marking the outside of the envelope with the correct question number, make sure you have 30 in total. Finish off by sealing with a sticker or wax!
You and your family are now ready to CracK ThE RAmaDAn CodE!
Please comment below if you do decide to take the challenge, Id love to know how you and your family get on. Or tag us on Instagram with #RamadanCode.