Celebrate Mother’s Day with these 5 Classroom Activities
Mother’s Day is a day to celebrate the bond between a mother and her children. In many ways, Mother’s Day is a time for children to express their love for their mothers through activities, such as baking cookies or playing tag. Here are a few ideas to help you celebrate mother’s day in the classroom:
- Handprint Flower Poem
This sweet poem, written in your students’ handwriting, pairs well with a painted handprint flower stem to make a beautiful gift for mom.
Poem Text: Growing Like a Flower
- Written Thank You Letter
Practice those letter-writing skills with a simple thank-you letter to mom. Challenge your students to incorporate vocabulary words from your current unit that may fit. Remember to acknowledge that students can have mother figures who may not be their biological moms. Grandmas, aunts, sisters, neighbors, teachers, or social workers could all be thanked in this letter!
Printable: Thank You Letter Template
- Tissue Paper Flower Bouquet
Give mom a bouquet that will last, made of these gorgeous crepe colors. The finished product looks polished and requires just a few basic materials like crepe paper, pipe cleaners, and colored construction paper. The tutorial linked below will walk you through the process step by step. Pop the bouquet into second-hand mason jars bought cheap at a thrift store.
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- “Thanks for the Good Roots” Flower Pot
Have students decorate these biodegradable flower pots with their designs, then pop in some dirt and seeds from a wildflower packet for a sweet, functional gift.
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Printable: Thanks for the good roots! Gift Tags
- Coupon Books
Print off this sample coupon book as a model, and then have your students create their “gift cards” for mom to cash in. Dishes without nagging? Done. Trash duty without asking? Done.
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