Every year during Hajj, the Holy Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca, the students at my daughter’s school reenact the rites of Hajj. The whole school participates and the days are filled with light and blessings (noor and barakah). The end of the week is celebrated with a Eid party. Last year the students in class had a gift exchange. This time around the teacher decided on a goody bag that each child contributed to.
Each child was allowed to bring in a small item to give to their fellow classmates. The kids went home with a bag filled to the brim with all sorts of goodies. Handmade cards, stickers, pencils, an acrostic poem bookmark from the teacher, super fun little toys, custom wrapped treats, cupcake wrappers and toppers for the girls, balloon rocket launcher for the boys, and a hand painted mini pumpkin. I’m telling you, it was loaded. The kids were overjoyed.