The Mothers Day language arts activity on the previous page can quickly be turned into a card. Once the children have practiced reading the pocket chart sentences throughout the week, give each child their sentence strip to glue inside a card (size will vary depending on how large the pocket chart words are). An alternative is to glue a small part of a long sentence strip in the card and fold the rest over.
Provide children with shape stickers to create a flower decoration on the front of the card and a repeat pattern inside the card. Review the names of the shapes as you work with the children. Ask children how many circles they used to make their flowers or other questions that prompt them to count.
Encourage children to read their cards out loud to a friend before they take them home.
- 9′ x 12′ construction paper folded to 4.5 x 6″ cards
- markers to print on front and inside
- shape stickers
- small papers if children want to make new drawings
- glue sticks
- word strips from pocket chart activity (strips should be less than 12″)
- Children put glue on the back of their word strip and glue inside the card
- Children copy words, “I love you” on the front of the card
- Children make a flower with shape stickers on front
- Children make a pattern of stickers along the bottom of the card and print their name inside.
- If the class is large, have children sit with a partner and take turns reading their cards and their patterns to each other.
- Switch to a new partner and reread the cards.
- The children may also like to read their Mother’s Day cards to their buddies.