Monday, May 3, 2010

Mother’s Day Activities

mother Mother’s Day is coming on May 9, 2010 and it’s time to plan what your students will give their mothers as a special gift. I thought I would share some of the things that I’ve done over the years.

Poem using the letters for the word MOTHER

Create a wordle with all of the reasons that the child loves his/her mother. Then print it off and let the student glue it to construction paper.

Make a small booklet. Each page the students can draw or write things they like to do with their mother.

Make a coupon book. Each coupon can be something the student can do for mom.

Pencil holder using juice cans. Have the student cover it is with bits of colored tissue paper so it looks like a mosaic. Or they can use different colored yarn to decorate the outside.

Flowers in a pot. Students can make pots out of newsprint by rolling the paper and tucking in the bottom. You can start flowers from seeds or plant a seedling in it. Since it is already May, I would suggest a seedling but maybe you can get some seeds to start if you do this immediately. Then mom can plant the entire plant and pot in the ground.

Dough ornaments. There are lots of dough recipes online. Have students shape an ornament. After it is baked, they can paint it. These ornaments can be a paperweight, key holder, hat holder, or many other items.

Silhouette drawing of the student on the front of a card.

Use popsicle sticks to make a recipe box. Let the student decorate the box.

Other great ideas and directions at Kaboose

Posted on the Successful Teaching Blog by loonyhiker (successfulteaching at gmail dot com).

Original image: 'Danielle & Lilliyan' by: Bob Whitehead