Crescent Moon and Star
The symbol of a crescent moon with a star is an ancient one. Dating all the way back to early Palestine in the 13th century B.C., the star was a reference to Venus and the moon sliver was considered the symbol of the moon God, Sin. As time advanced, the meaning behind this symbol on flags began to change. During the 1950s, the crescent moon and star was reinterpreted to become symbolic of Islam, or the Muslim community. The crescent moon is also important to the month of Ramadan itself, as the sighting of a crescent moon marks the beginning and ending of the religious observance. Your child can celebrate Ramadan or simply learn more about symbolism by creating his own crescent moon and star.