1-2-3 Come Do Some More Mother's Day Activities With Me
During the week of Mother's Day, for our writing block, we do a variety of keepsake activities. I give children a choice, with the option if they finish one, they may work on another. This keeps kiddos focused and on task. Win-win!
I think they are highly motivated because they love their moms and want to make some super-fun "paper love" for them to show their appreciation.
The "Hoppy' Mother's Day" frog is quick, easy and fun, and turns out super-cute. Younger children can simply make the card, while older students can glue their frog card to the writing prompt lily pad.
The flip up “tongue” pattern featuring a cute little fly, has 2 verse options:
“Just little old me flying by with a Happy Mother’s Day Hi.” and
“Just little me flying by with a loving special “Hi.”
Likewise, there are a variety of options for the greeting on the frog’s belly, that’s revealed when the “tongue” is flipped up:
“I’m jumping for joy and so “hoppy” you’re my (mom, mama, mommy, mum, grandma)!” plus a fill-in-the-blank template as well.
I've included a bow pattern for that finishing touch.
Next up, is a ladybug-themed Mother’s Day card, that's sure to become a keepsake.
The packet includes 2 card options. Choose one, or give your students a choice.
The first ladybug’s wings open to reveal the greeting: “Love and a hug from your little bug.”
Wiggle eyes attached with glue dots, black pipe cleaner antennae and a photograph add those special finishing touches.
The circle poem on the back says: “The spots on my ladybug are made with TLC. They were made with my thumbprint with love to you from me.”
The other option is a 3D leaf. The top leaf features a mommy ladybug and says: “Happy Mother’s Day to A Super-Fine Lady”.
The leaf flips up to reveal the same “Love and a hug from your little bug” greeting.
Children draw a picture of their mom on the back of the leaf. I’ve also included blank wings and leaves, so students can write their own words.
Today's featured FREEBIE is also a cute craftivity for Mother's Day. The "My mom is really sweet!" writing prompt is quick, easy & fun.
One teacher told me she was so excited to make this craft, as each year she holds a tea called "Muffins in May with Mom" where moms or a significant other come to school. What a cute idea.
Well that's it for today. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you found something useful.
Time to take a break and call my mom. She's 90 and moments on the phone are precious to me.
Here she is enjoying the flowers I sent. Wishing you a stress-free and joy-filled day.
"I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life." -Abraham Lincoln