Preparing Young Hearts: Essential Steps for Children Before the Blessed Month of Ramadan

As the sacred month of Ramadan approaches, instilling the spirit of devotion in children becomes paramount. This comprehensive guide explores 12 essential preparations for children of all ages, ensuring that they approach Ramadan with understanding, enthusiasm, and a deep connection to the spiritual significance of this blessed month.

Introduction to Ramadan’s Significance 

Initiate preparations by introducing the profound significance of Ramadan. Explain the spiritual importance of fasting, reflection, and increased devotion during this sacred month.

Establishing the Habit of Prayer 

Emphasize the importance of regular prayer. Encourage children to establish and strengthen their connection with Allah through consistent and heartfelt prayers.

Fostering Gratitude and Generosity 

Highlight the spirit of giving and gratitude. Engage children in activities that promote generosity, such as sharing with others and expressing gratitude for the blessings they have.

Creating a Ramadan Routine

Discuss the significance of establishing a routine during Ramadan. Guide children in creating a schedule that includes prayer, study, and family activities to make the most of this holy month.

Understanding Fasting for Kids

Simplify the concept of fasting for children. Explain the basics of abstaining from food and drink during daylight hours and the spiritual growth that comes with this act of self-discipline.

Engaging in Age-Appropriate Acts of Worship 

Tailor worship activities to suit different age groups. Encourage younger children to engage in storytelling and creative expression of faith, while older ones may participate in more formal acts of worship.

Preparing Special Ramadan Meals Together 

Involve children in preparing special meals for suhoor and iftar. Use this time to teach them about the significance of these meals and the importance of moderation.

Educating on the Importance of Suhur and Iftar 

Explain the significance of suhoor (pre-dawn meal) and iftar (breaking fast). Illustrate the spiritual benefits of starting and ending the day with intention and gratitude.

Encouraging Acts of Kindness

Instill the importance of kindness and compassion. Encourage children to perform acts of kindness, whether it’s helping around the house, sharing with siblings, or expressing gratitude.

Incorporating Educational Activities 

Integrate educational activities into the month. Provide age-appropriate materials that teach children about Ramadan’s history, traditions, and the importance of empathy towards those less fortunate.

Family Reflection and Goal Setting

Engage the family in reflection and goal-setting. Discuss personal and family goals for Ramadan, emphasizing spiritual growth, increased devotion, and acts of kindness.

Preparing for the Night of Laylat al-Qadr

Introduce the significance of Laylat al-Qadr (Night of Power). Guide children in understanding the blessings of this night and encourage them to engage in extra prayers and supplications.


As we approach the blessed month of Ramadan, these 12 preparations will help children of all ages embrace the spiritual essence of this sacred time. By instilling understanding, enthusiasm, and a sense of devotion, we can nurture a generation that appreciates the beauty and significance of Ramadan. May this month be a source of blessings, spiritual growth, and increased closeness to Allah for our children.**