Top resources for Ramadan

Victoria Haughton
26th April 2018
Image representing primary and secondary teaching resources for Ramadan, taking a look at fasting, Islam, Muslim traditions, fanoos, sawm

Lessons, activities and interactive presentations to explore Ramadan and Eid traditions within Islam

With the beginning of Ramadan on the horizon, the thoughts of Muslims around the world will turn to one of the five pillars of Islam, sawm (fasting). During this time, they will refrain from eating and drinking in daylight hours and instead focus their attention on praying, reading from the Quran and other selfless activities.

Encourage learners to discover more about the importance of and meaning behind one of the biggest acts of mass religious observance of its kind, using these specially selected Ramadan activities and lesson presentations.

Primary resources

Introduce the basic traditions and significance of Ramadan with this clear, illustrated presentation, before going on to consolidate understanding with this gap-fill picture dictionary for younger pupils.

For something a bit more creative, this detailed guide offers information about the use of fawanees (Ramadan lanterns) and includes instructions and templates to enable learners to create their own. Or why not get your class to demonstrate their learning as part of a class assembly? Complete with a presentation and a script, this fully resourced pack looks at Ramadan as well as the traditional celebration of the breaking of the fast, Eid-ul-Fitr.

ramadan powerpoint

brilliant powerpoint to introduce and explain all about Ramadan and great resource for RE for both KS1 and KS2.

By nbadat


picture dictionary
By martuska

Islamic Fanoos or lantern perfect for Ramadan or Eid

A guide explaining what an Islamic fanoos, or lanter, is and what it is used for. The guide also includes two excellent craft activities for children to make their own cardboard lantern. These look great hanging across a classroom ceiling or festooned at a window. A wonderful activity and display for Ramadan, Eid or general study of Islam.

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By thetreasurebox

Ramadan and Eid-Ul-Fitr Class Assembly

A powerpoint and script that could easily be adapted and edited.
Used with a class of year 3 but could suit lower and higher year groups.
Also included some phases of the moon activities with Oreos that we included in our assembly.
By marieudall

Secondary resources

Ensure that students have a working knowledge of the five pillars of Islam before investigating Ramadan using this interactive lesson, including a group research task and peer assessment. Then, explore Ramadan in terms of its spiritual gains for Muslims with this well-structured lesson presentation, complete with video and extended exam question.

Alternatively, get learners to work together to prepare saleeg – a spiced stew or vegetable dish – using this simple recipe, often eaten as an evening meal after sundown. Finally, find out more about how Muslims celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr at the end of Ramadan with this short video, following the actions of a Muslim boy called Faraz.


Creative and simple group tasks on Ramadan.

Requires you to print or paint some paper plates before hand with the phases of the moon (1st group to arrange) to give a group a food diary sheet to complete (2nd group to think) as well blank clock faces (3rd group to organise) to complete initial activities about Ramadan.

Exam style comprehensive question at the end of the lesson.
By BexMO

Saleeg Recipe

During Ramadan, Muslims fast from sunup to sundown. People fast so that they can focus on God and not their own needs. Meals are eaten early in the morning and again at night. The big evening meal, called Iftar, often includes a hearty stew or spiced vegetable dish.
By ChildrensMuseumOfHouston1

A Muslim Boy's Id-ul-Fitr

Faraz, a Muslim boy, describes the festival of Id-ul-Fitr. He describes the mosque and prayers, and the celebrations and giving of presents. After watching and talking about the clip, ask students to suggest which festivals are celebrated in their town. Ask them to suggest and explain what difference it would make to them, their family, their school and their town if these festivals were all banned.
By BBCClassClipsRE

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