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Say thank you to Mom
Help your students send their Mothers a message of love with simple Mother's Day gifts.
Mothers appreciate personalized cards made by their children, especially when they get thanks for all the monotonous chores they do day after day.
Try the following easy activities, cards and presents for Mom.
Help children appreciate their Mothers
- Mother's Day is a great opportunity for students to brainstorm the many things that their Mothers do for them.
- List their contributions in the pocket chart with printed frame sentences. Ann is thankful her mom..., Stephen is thankful that his mom..., etcetera.
- If you are using the frame sentences to glue into cards afterwards, don't make them too large.
- If you prefer complete the sentence by printing it on the strip, for example, Ann is thankful her mom gives her chocolate milk.
- Be prepared with a few sentence strips for the children who don't have mothers, "is thankful that his aunt or grandma...".
- Each child draws a picture to illustrate their sentence and pops it in the pocket chart.
- Children take turns reading their sentence strips
- Repeat the process for a few days using the sentences to point out the letters and letter sounds that you may be teaching.
- At the end of the week, students glue the pictures on to the strips, fold them in half, then decorate the outside for instant cards (See images here).
Mother's Day Tea bag Card
I am not sure where this Mother's Day gift and card idea originated but it was a favorite one with my students.
Purchase enough tea bags (the type that are individually packaged with strings and tags) for the class. Photocopy the basic teapot shape on to colored construction paper and have the children draw the handle and spout and then decorate the card.
Ask a father (give the mothers a break) helper to make a small cut under the lid and help each child insert the tag and string through the slit. The tea bag sits inside the card.
Let the students choose a Mother's Day sticker to hold the tea bag in place and then print their name. Those who are able can copy or sound out sentences or words.
Mother's Day Gifts - coffee filter pencil flower
- Purchase a pack of round coffee filters and a pretty pencil for each student
- Set out three bowls of food coloring and water
- Have the students fold two coffee filters (it doesn't really matter how)
- Clip a clothespin to the folded coffee filters and let students dip them into bowls (prevents colored fingers!)
- Unclip the drippy coffee filters and drop on a piece of wax paper to dry (have names on the wax paper)
- When dry scrunch the colored filters around the pencil and tape to make a cheerful Mother's Day gift.
Mother's Day Gifts - My love grows and grows card
This is a fun card that can be changed in many ways. The children love the way it unfolds to make a longer and longer flower stem.
One of my students cut the middle section of the stem and added a longer strip of paper to make his stem really, really long. Some of the children like to glue petals on to the card. Others like to decorate the pot with stickers or bits of colored papers.
- Draw two flower pots and tall flowers on a piece of legal size paper
- Photocopy, cut in half lengthwise and give one to each student. Have students color the flowers and print their names on the pots.
- Optional: the students glue a photo of themselves to the center of the flower
- Accordion fold the cards into 4 sections
- Glue a square of colored construction paper to the top and bottom folds of the card.
- When mom opens the card it keeps growing longer and longer