Ramadan Sensory Tub


Back in 2011 when Lil Muallimah was a toddler, in an effort to get the kids excited about Ramadan I made a Ramadan Sensory Tub. What had been just a brain wave and ended up becoming a fun and enriching experience for all of us by the blessings of Allah.

I spread out an old bordered cloth in tupper ware. Then I made prayer mats & kufi with felt and hijab with left over cloth from an & torn, cloth baggy. Lil Muallim 2 & Lil Muallimah had become really excited seeing those… wondering what they were for. They even laid down the prayer mat and and held the kufi on their heads and made sujood saying: “Look I did it! I made the smallest sajdah ever!”

The idea of a “Ramadan Sesnsory Tub” is to get to talk about Ramadan, it’s importance, requirements and activities.

Ramadan Sensory Tub Contents:

  • crescent moon and masjid with shiny card stock
  • two prayer mats
  • a hijab and kufi
  • a date wrapped in cling wrap
  • an empty wooden case of a very tiny mushaf for “Quran”
  • coins to show we should give Zakat
  • a small canvas frame with “Allah” on it to discuss dhikr, remebrance of Allah and being concsious of Allah at all times

When I introduced it to Lil Mualliamh. We got to discuss quite a few things Alhumdolillah! I got to see how her understanding of things could be enhanced by each time we went through the sensory tub Inshallah…..especially the importance and need of Dhikr and Zakah.

All my Lil Muallims really liked the Sensory tub and the older ones found it very cute.

Sensory Tub Vocabulary Words

  • Allah
  • Ramadan (9th Islamic Month)
  • Quran
  • dhikr
  • tamr (date fruit)
  • kufi (head cover for boys)
  • hijab (head cover for girls)
  • sajjadah (prayer mat)
  • hilal (crescent)
  • masjid (mosque)
  • sadaqah (good deed)
  • khairat (charity)
  • zakat
  • and hopefully more as we go

This year I will be redoing this for Lil Muallim # 3, but in a different way… Stay tuned.

6 thoughts on “Ramadan Sensory Tub”

  1. Ahhhh mashaAllah! I love it !!!
    this is sooooooooooooo cool 🙂 I can't wait to get started on a similar one inshaAllah ❤ I feel giddy now I probably won't be able to sleep tonight haha, JazakAllahu Khairun for sharing mashaAllah take care dear sis 🙂


  2. Barakallaho feeki for all your kind words akahwat 🙂

    All the inspiring blogs of cool Muslim Moms out there do get your mind rolling …….but in the end, everything is from Allah, He is one who inspires us, and gives us the capability……Alhumdolillah. May Allah also help us keep our intentions pure solely for Him Ameen

    I would love to see how others use and incorporate this idea in their home so I can take ideas for future use Inshallah!


  3. Bismillaah

    As Salaamu Alaikum

    Mashaa'Allaah! Loveeeee it!!! *takes notes* lol! Baraka'Allaahu'Feekum. I think this is the first sensory tub- Ramadhan themed I have ever seen. You guys just keep rolling out the good ideas Mashaa'Allaah and I'll take notes 😉


  4. Walaykum assalam warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu,

    Alhumdolillah 🙂 Barakallaho feeki and please remember us in your duas. May Allah bless us all with a fruitful Ramadan Ameen

    PS I think the taking notes part goes vice versa Alhumdolillah!

    Barakallaho feeki


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