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Joyful Jars


During Ramadan, the Muslim holy month, emphasis is given to prayer, fasting, and charity. Read to children Ramadan by Suhaib Hamid Ghazi (Holiday House). Then invite children to create penny jars. Give each child a glass jar. Invite children to use tempera paint to decorate their jars with moons or stars. When filled with pennies, the jars can be given to support a charitable organization.


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