Ramadan Day 5 – Islamic Acts of Worship Jar Tutorial

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Ramadan has just begun and your children may start to ask questions about it. They may have grown up watching you fast each year and wonder why you do this. They may see non-Muslims eating and drinking and wonder why they do not fast.

So why do Muslims fast during Ramadan? One of the main reasons is that it is an act of worship. An act of worship is something that we do to get closer to Allah. When I told the children this, they asked me what other things they could do to get closer to Him. We started discussing all the things we could do to worship Allah and I thought Ramadan would be a great time to start incorporating more acts of worship into our daily lives.

We made an ‘Acts of Worship Jar’ which we are using to help us think of ways to get closer to Allah. The children used jewel stickers to decorate the jars which we bought on sheets from Poundland. We placed sticks inside the jar which have different acts of worship written on them. Each day the children pull a stick or sticks out of the jar, and try to carry out those acts. An ‘Act of Worship Jar’ is easy to make and will be a great addition to your home this Ramadan and beyond. Here is how we made it.

Act of Worship Jar



Jewel stickers

Decorative tape

Lolly sticks



  1. Wash your jar and make sure it is thoroughly clean.
  2. Decorate your jar.
  3. Get the lolly sticks and write acts or worship on them.
  4. Place the sticks in the jar.
  5. Pull one or two out each day and carry out the acts of worship.


Acts of worship in Islam

Here are some of the acts of worship we included in our jars.

Make dua

Listen to the Quran


Smile at someone

Learn one of the names of Allah swt

Make dhikr using your tasbih

Learn a verse from the Quran

Be kind to your siblings

Respect your parents

Give charity

Have good manners

Go to the Mosque to pray

My children each decorated a jar and they are keeping them in their rooms. So far they have been enjoying using these jars each day to carry out an act of worship. It has helped them to understand what an act of worship is and why it is important to get closer to Allah.

Can you think of any more acts of worship that would be good for children to do? Let me know in the comments below!

Author Bio

Ronni is a Speech and Language Therapist specialising in bilingualism. She lives in the South West of England with her Turkish Kurd husband and their four young children. They are a multilingual family, speaking English and Turkish at home and learning Arabic as a third language. Ronni shares information about her multicultural family life on her blog, Multicultural Motherhood, where she writes articles about homeschooling, bilingualism and speech and language issues. She can also be found on social media.

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  • Royala Safdar

    Excellent idea I will incorporate it this Ramadan as still haven’t done anything productive.

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