He’s also done a little copy work activity. We listed some of the things we like to eat for sehri (breakfast) and iftar (meal to break the fast in the evening.) Then we listed things that should be done while fasting, like praying, reading Qur’an, and giving charity. He seems to enjoy writing.
We’ve also been doing some reading and he now understands what fasting means, why we do it, and that it’s a special time.
We’ve also found a lovely poem (scroll down to very bottom) that we’re working on memorising.
As for me, it’s been easier than I expected. I’ve managed my fasts and have been praying. I’ve been quite neglectful of these things in the past and I’m trying to get myself back on track.
We believe that during the first 10 days of Ramadan God brings down his mercy and makes it easy for us…this has certainly been true for me and I’ve noticed a change in myself. My patience has grown and I feel much more peaceful. Pausing 5 times during my day to go and pray keeps my mind fresh and prevents me from getting bogged down by the mundane, day-to-day junk that clogs our minds and hearts. It’s a time to reconnect with God, ask for help, and give thanks. I no longer see the prayers as a chore and a burden. They’re a gift.