Ramadan teaching resources

It was during the month of Ramadan that the Koran was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad. To mark this, Muslims fast during daylight hours throughout the month, the ninth of the Islamic calendar, and treat it as a time of reflection and spiritual dedication. Once fasting is over, communities come together to celebrate Eid ul-Fitr with feasting and festivities. Help students understand and embrace Ramadan’s values with these resources.

Ramadan assembly

Explore the meaning of Ramadan for Muslims with this engaging TrueTube assembly.

Ramadan basics

Outline facts of the festival with this PowerPoint presentation designed for younger pupils.

The holy month of Ramadan

Tell the story of Ramadan and why it is sacred with this non-fiction picture book for an interactive whiteboard.

The Five Pillars of Islam board game

Introduce pupils to the Five Pillars of Islam with this detailed and colourful board game activity.

Ramadan calendar activity

Colour in a picture for each day of Ramadan with this printable calendar activity.

Eid ul-Fitr

This resource features a detailed description of what happens at this joyous festival from a young girl’s perspective.

Eid ul-Fitr – video

Watch this short film from TrueTube on the celebration and significance of the Muslim festival of Eid ul-Fitr.

Prepare for a feast

Find out what happens at the end of Ramadan with this informative PowerPoint presentation, which includes plenty of images.

Ramadan: The month of sympathy for others

Explore the origins and symbolism of the month of Ramadan with this in-depth reporting activity on Ramadan.

Fasting and sport

Discuss the dilemma faced by Muslim athletes when Ramadan clashes with big sporting events such as the Olympics.

Ramadan dilemma – When the sun never sets

Discuss the dilemmas mentioned in this report about Muslims fasting in Finland “where the sun never sets”.

Celebrations – Eid ul-Fitr

Termly planning, word banks and other useful activities looking at the celebration of Eid ul-Fitr.

The Fourth Pillar of Islam

Explore Sawm, the Fourth Pillar of Islam and its deep connection to the month of Ramadan.

The Five Pillars of Islam

Get your class to consider the Five Pillars of Islam and what they represent to Muslims all over the world.