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This game is actually a great craft activity that then becomes a game. Teaching your child about Ramadan is very important as it carries some very important elements of the Muslim religion. Start with some 3x5 cards and have your child draw on them to signify an element of Ramadan. Each family has ways of expressing their cultural and religious beliefs so yours may vary slightly from another family’s but some universal Ramadan items are dates, the phases of the moon, fasting, charity and the Qur’an. Create another card that goes with the drawing, but one on which you print the word. Come up with at least 8 different images, if your children are older you may want to come up with more (as many as you’d like) to make the game more difficult and to teach them more lessons about Ramadan.
If the drawings or print is noticeable from the back of the 3x5 card you may want to glue them to construction paper. If you want the cards to last, laminate them and you can play every year. If you like the craft part of the activity then you can simply toss them away and create a new set every year.
To play the memory game you shuffle the cards so they aren’t next to their mates, then spread them around on the floor or a table, face side down. The first person gets to turn over two cards, if they match they get to try to find another set until they don’t find a matching set. If the first set doesn’t match then it’s the next person’s turn. The game continues until all the cards are picked up in pairs. The person with the most pairs wins.