1-2-3 Come Color Mom's World With Me
This fingerprint keepsake card is a quick, easy and fun craftivity, with wonderful results. I've included 2 options for creating them. Little ones can simply color the letters and then carefully press fingerprints on the paper.
Older students can place the letter templates over the blank poem-page and then press their prints in and around the letters. After they are content with the look of their paper, they carefully lift off the templates to reveal the word mom.
This is the technique that I used on the photograph. I saw a similar poem all over the Internet, and revamped it for this project. The original author is unknown. Here is my version:
"I've left some little fingerprints on just about every wall, on furniture, doors and windows, I've really marked them all. Here are some that won't rub off to remember when I was small, because I'll love you forever, even when I'm big and tall."
Show children your sample and have them read the word MOM, then flip the page upside down and ask them to read the "new" word WOW. Encourage them to share this demostration with their own card, explaining that they think their mom is a wow mom.
Click on the link to view/download the Fingerprint Mother's Day Keepsake Card.
Another colorful card is the Mother's Day Rainbow Writing Prompt Mobile. Have students brainstorm with you, thinking of ways their mothers color their world with love, caring, joy etc. List these on the board.
Cut strips of construction paper. Students fold the strips in half. Using a glue stick, they rub glue over one section, place a piece of yarn down the middle and then press shut. They continue this process until they have all of the colors of the rainbow represented.
Students complete the writing prompt by composing a sentence on each strip. Older students can write on both sides. Add the finishing touch by including a photograph.
Click on the link to view/download the Mother's Day Rainbow Writing Prompt Mobile. Thanks for visiting today. Feel free to PIN away.
"The phrase 'working mother' is redundant." -Jane Sellman