Mothers Day Craft
Before you get started on your Mothers Day craft, have a plan to get Mom out of the house. Have your neighbor invite her for a coffee break. Give her time out while you take care of the kids on Saturday morning. These are just a couple of ideas.
Flower Pot Extravaganza
- Terracotta Pot (one per child)
- Variety of paint colors
- Newspaper (for easy clean-up)
- Potting soil and flowers
Once Mom is safely away, gather all the materials. Place the newspaper on the table. Explain to the kids that they will be making Mom a homemade present from the heart that they will really enjoy.
Spread out the paint on the newspaper. Place the pot on one hand. Take the other hand into the paint on the newspaper. Then go ahead and make a hand print on the outside of the pot. Mixing colors is allowed and even encouraged. Remember to let the kids be creative. After all, it’s their heart felt creation for their Mom.
If the kids would rather paint a picture, supply them with paintbrushes and they can paint a picture. Let dry and then plant the flowers inside the pot. Wrap up and give to Mom on Mother’s Day!
Another idea is to use a large pot that everyone can add a hand print and/or picture with their name.
A great addition to the above Mother Day craft is to make a personal video card. Gather everyone together and start a list of why each family member appreciates Mom. Think of a short introduction and you are now ready to start making the movie. Don’t stress out about the quality and try to make it too prefect. Trust me, you will make a hit with Mom just by talking from the heart. Make sure Dad participates in the video too.
Suggested Conversation Starters (these are just ideas and can be altered depending on the ages or developmental stages of your kids)
Talk to the kids about the plans for Mothers Day. Maybe breakfast in bed. Plans to take care of all the household chores for the day. Be creative and Mom will cherish this day for many years.
Suggested Movie Titles
Let mom pick out the movie or surprise her with the video.
These movies are just suggestions. If you would like additional information about the story or the content, you can visit www.kids-in-mind.com.
Suggested Bed Time Stories/Reading
Are You My Mother? By P.D. Eastman
Happy Mother’s Day, Mam! By Leslie Valdes
Love You Forever by Robert Muncsh