Sahih Muslim | Book 6 | Hadith Number 2532
Narrated by Khalid b. Dhakwan
Khalid b. Dhakwan reported: I asked Rubayyi' daughter of Mu'awwidh about fasting on the day of 'Ashura. Thereupon she said: The Messenger of Allah (may peace he upon him) sent his messenger to the villages of the Ansar, and the rest of the hadith is the same (but with this variation that one of the Companions) said: "We used to make toys out of wool and took (them to the mosque) along with us. When they (the children)asked us for food, we gave them these toys to play with, and these made them forgetful till they completed their fast.