As a mother of two young children, I am always looking for ways to make Eid special for my family. Especially living in America, it can be challenging to maintain our traditions and holidays since they are not widely celebrated in the mainstream culture. However, as an Arab American parent, I feel a responsibility to create a sense of joy and excitement around Eid al-Fitr and other holidays.
That’s why I put extra effort into preparing for Eid al-Fitr, to make it a memorable and enjoyable occasion for my children. In addition to ordering new clothes, fun activities, and special treats, I also take time to explain the significance of Eid and its traditions to my kids. By celebrating Eid and other holidays in a fun and meaningful way, I hope to help my kids develop a strong connection to their heritage.
Buying new clothes and wearing them during Eid is a very popular tradition for celebrating the holiday. I remember my mom taking me and my sisters Eid shopping when we were kids, and I wanted to create a similar memory for my own children. I like to have my kids match, so I found some really cute clothing options at Janie and Jack. Since Eid falls during the spring season this year, I opted for spring colors such as yellow, baby blue, and green.
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I am planning a mini Eid party for my kids and their friends so I wanted to incorporate a few fun activities for them that correlates with the eid spirit. My kids are 2 and 3 years old so a lot of the activities that I planned are for their age. I ordered a large Eid Mubarak banner with Eid moon and star crayons, some eid inspired cookie cutters and play-doh, and a set of Eid-themed stickers for them to decorate their notebooks and wrapped gifts with. I also got them a moon and star wood kit for them to paint.
Tip: You can start decorating a Eid tree with your family towards the end of Ramadan and place the gifts under it.
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It was a bit challenging to find Eid gifts so I opted for toys that I knew my kids would enjoy and mixed in a few cultural/religious toys in there that I found to be SO pretty. It’s honestly rare to find cultural or religious gifts that have a contemporary design but I did my research and found a company that produces exactly that. Lila and Tiny, a London based company bringing minimalist, contemporary decor and homeware products for you and your homes.
Here are some products I ordered from their site:
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Overall, I am really excited to celebrate Eid with my family this year. I hope that this post has given you some ideas for how you can make Eid special for your kids too. Sending you love on this Eid al-Fitr and always.