Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Time to gather the kids and get some crafting done. You’ll need something to go along with those beautiful diamonds she’s getting from a special someone (hope he doesn’t forget!) We have crafts that your kids will find in a box 15 years later and say, “I made that?” and books you will want to cuddle up and read with your child long after Mother’s Day.
Mother’s Day Crafts
Mother’s Day Pendant
This beautiful necklace is simply a fingerprint made in clay from the craft store. It turns out beautiful and is something Mom will cherish every time she dips into her jewelry box. Get the full directions at The Crafty Crow, one of our favorite websites for getting kids craft ideas.
We Love Mommy Because…
I always love this gift because it “says” so much! Make with either foam board or construction paper. Trace your child’s hands for the petals, add a circle on the back, a stem and a leaf. Place a family picture or one of your child in the middle of the flower.
Ask your child to tell you all the things they love about Mom. Write these thoughts on each of the hand petals. It is really special when your child points and tells Mom the reasons they love her. It can also be very funny – one more reason why this gift is so great.
Handprint and Footprint Potholders
I just stumbled upon this craft and think it is very sweet. Simple too. All you need is a plain potholder and some fabric paint. Tap your little ones hands in the paint, press on to the potholder, write a message and you are done! Don’t forget to do the little feet too.
Books to Read on Mother’s Day
I Love You Always and Forever
Young children love this book! I am happy to have a book that does not have to be paraphrased for a three year old. Your child will love the magnificent artwork that makes them giggle and laugh. What makes this story so wonderful is that it is a Dad and daughter story but can easily be changed to be a mother/daughter story.
Little Critter: Happy Mother’s Day!
Little Critter has a special surprise for mom and plans to make Mother’s Day special. Lift the flaps and discover what Mother’s Day wonders are in store. Mercer Mayer is a favorite author of the KinderTown team!
Night Before Mother’s Day by Natasha Wing
This is a great book for 3-5 year olds. The kid’s and Dad are determined to show their mom how much they love her. Kids and moms will love reading this together. You just might find yourself acting out a “Spa Day” in the near future too. I am adding it to my collection of “The Night Before…..” books.
I Like Noisy, Mom Likes Quiet
This is a lighthearted picturebook about a raccoon and her son. Little Raccoon loves noise and mess. One day Little Raccoon makes an effort to be quiet and neat. See how he makes Mother’s Day special.