Mothers Day is coming. Well, it’s pretty much here – this Sunday, May 14. It’s always fun to make a little something for moms. But…life can intervene. Here are some ideas that you can use with simple supplies from your resource room.
Spoiler alert – If you have a child in my class, you may want to skip this post. I’m going to reveal some "secrets" from our plans for this Sunday. (I don’t think any of my moms will see this, but better to be safe.) Okay, alert over.
We’ve made heart and butterfly magnets for our moms the past couple of years – and will do so again this Sunday. We use (purchased) pasteboard shapes, self-adhesive jewels and foam stickers, and self-adhesive magnets.
Don’t have these things on-hand in your classroom? Let’s modify it! Cut construction paper into heart shapes. Use whatever stickers are available. (My kids love circles and labels from the office supply store. Cheaper and easy to create your own decorations.) Or use glue sticks with paper scraps to decorate the hearts. No magnets? Punch two holes in the top of the heart (on opposites sides) and tie a length of yarn through the two holes. Now you can hang the heart on a doorknob.
Don’t have time to cut shapes? Just cut construction paper into strips and let the kids loose with stickers. Many moms would love to have a great marker for their Bibles.
Cut squares or rectangles of clear contact plastic. Peel off the back and kids can stick tissue paper scraps on the paper. Cover with another piece of contact plastic and trim the edges. Punch a hole at the top, thread yarn through the hole, and tie yarn ends together. Moms can hang the suncatcher in a window or from the mirror in the car. Or just use a variety of paper scraps to make a bookmark (or to cast shadows when hung in a window).
Just have paper and markers or crayons? Ask kids to draw pictures of their moms. Glue the portrait to a larger colored piece of paper to create a frame. Or cut paper strips and glue around the edges of the portrait to create a frame.
Kids can trace around their hands and cut out the hand shapes. Glue the hands to a craft stick or thin paper strip to create flowers.
Or make a flower with a coffee filter and craft stick.
Or even a foam cup and craft stick.
What quick ideas do you have for Mothers Day?