To mark the end of the fasting month, Muslims around the world will celebrate the Festival of Sweets, also known as Eid al-Fitr. Apart from enjoying sweet treats and feasting on delicious food, it is a time of forgiveness, reconciliation, and renewed commitment to living a life of faith and service.
The celebration brings family, friends, and the wider community together to share the joy and blessing of the holiday by feasting, doing charitable acts and putting up colourful decorations at home. Let’s celebrate this festive season together by using our Hari Raya Challenge Cards!
The 3-part challenge cards were developed by the James Dyson Foundation and a team of Dyson engineers to share the significance of Hari Raya through STEM-based learning. Share this challenge cards with your loved ones to add an extra element of joy and celebration to the holiday!
Sights of Eid Al-Fitr:
The moon is a significant feature of Eid Al-Fitr as it marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, which is determined by the sighting of the new crescent moon.
Let’s build your own telescope to see objects that are far away! Learn how light ray works by using convex and concave lens on the telescope.
Sounds of Raya:
Traditional music plays an important role during Hari Raya where festive music and singing can be heard during community gatherings.
Listen to the different sounds by experimenting with various types of containers! Time to get your drums rolling with this fun activity!
Colourful Paper Batik:
During the festive season, people decorate their homes and public spaces with lightings and beautiful decorations.
Create unique paper batik designs to brighten your house! Observe the explosion of colours and learn the chemistry behind this activity.
The science-based Challenge Cards present fun and exciting activities suited for children. These activities provide an opportunity for children to develop critical thinking skills and promote creativity. What’s more, it is a great way to foster their love for learning!
Try these challenges out with your loved ones today and don’t forget to share your pictures and videos with us by tagging @jamesdysonfoundation!