Math Lower Elementary


Lower Elementary

Upper Elementary

Middle School 


Ages: 3-5

Time needed: 30 minutes

Subject: Math, (shapes)


Objective: As a result of their schooling, students will learn about various shapes as well as learn about the holiest month of the Islamic calendar, Ramadan.



The book, Ramadan, by Suhaib Hamid Ghazi

Pencils, Markers, Crayons, Paint


  1. Read the story Ramadan, by Suhaib Hamid Ghazi. Throughout the story have the students look at the various pictures and identify as many shapes as they can. Ask them what shape the moon makes etc.
  2. After reading the story ask the students to brainstorm and describe some of the shapes that they saw in the story (ex. Squares, circles, tear drops, etc.) The teacher should be drawing these pictures on a large, white, sheet of paper.
  3. After the students have finished brainstorming shapes, explain to them that they will be completing a fun activity.

Activity One: Have the students draw at least three shapes that they saw in the story. Then have them choose one of the shapes and turn it into something. (The teacher may first want to complete one activity and show the students how she did it.) Print out the worksheet below.


**Note to teachers: For the written part of the activity, teachers will have to write down what the students’ thoughts are for them.

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