Help your students show appreciation for the mother figures in their lives with these nifty activities. Mother’s Day is a celebration of the special women in our lives and coincides nicely with the arrival of spring. Your students can make the day extra meaningful by creating one of these thoughtful crafts in your class the week before. Weave these activities into lessons on writing, spelling, or even chemistry to incorporate some educational fun into gift-making!
1. Handprint Flower Poem
This sweet poem is sure to make a beautiful gift for mom! Simply provide your little ones with printed-out poems before inviting them to use paint to create a handprint flower for a personal and radiant touch.
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2. Written Thank You Letter
Practice those letter-writing skills with a simple thank-you letter to mom. Challenge your students to fill in the prompts in order to create their thank you note. A sentimental gift with a personalized feel!
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3. Tissue Paper Flower Bouquet
Give mom a bouquet that will last, made of these gorgeous tissue paper flowers. Encourage your kiddos to fold tissue paper in an accordion style and round out the edges with a scissor before attaching it to a pipe cleaner. The flowers can then be popped into a homemade vase or flower pot!
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4. Hand Painted Flower Pot
This functional and adorable flower pot will make the perfect addition to mom’s garden. Start by supplying each of your learners with a flower pot before prompting them to use paint or markers to brighten them up with cheerful designs!
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5. Coupon Books
Your learners will give mom the day off with these helpful coupons! Simply print out coupons that mom can cash in when she needs some helping hands. Task your littles with cutting out various favors and then have them use colorful string or ribbon to tie their coupon book together.
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6. Handmade Soap Gifts
Invite your students to make fragrant soap bars, ideal for treating mom to a relaxing soak! First, encourage your kiddos to cut up old soap bars into small chunks before placing them in a mold that’s been covered in plastic wrap. You can then proceed by melting a soap base before allowing them to pour the base into the mold and waiting for their soaps to harden.
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7. Coffee Filter Flowers
Here’s another flower craft that incorporates coffee filters! Prompt your little ones to use vibrant markers to scribble some color onto coffee filters. Then, engage them by having them spray water onto their radiant design. The colors will magically blend and once dry you can then task them with folding their flower together before attaching a pipe cleaner to make the stem. A creative gift for their super moms!
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8. Bath Bombs
These handmade bath bombs will make a colorful and fragrant surprise for mom! Guide your kiddos in mixing together dry ingredients before adding the wet ingredients to the mixture. Once the mixture has developed into a paste, task them with filling half-sphere molds before sandwiching the two together and placing their bath bombs back into the mold to dry.
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9. Mother’s Day Google Slides
If you’re looking to cut out the mess of crepe paper, glue, and glitter – this activity is for you! Your learners will use Google Slides to create an e-version of a homemade Mother’s Day gift. Encourage them to use this customizable template by having them add their own personal wording to it. It’s a simple yet effective gift that will last a lifetime.
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10. Collection of Poems
Hone those creative writing skills as your kiddos put together a collection of poems for their moms! Engage their imaginations by introducing them to different ways of creating poetry such as limericks, haiku, or simile poems. Then, get their creative juices flowing as you challenge them to create various poems for their moms using these different techniques.
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11. Flower Pen
Your littles will love making these flower pens for their special moms! Simply invite them to cover pens in floral tape by wrapping it around each pen, making sure to leave the ballpoint uncovered. Then, task them with using glue to stick artificial daisies to the top of their pens.
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12. Cute Flower Bookmarks
Bring the love of reading to Mother’s Day with these cute flower bookmarks! Allow your students to paint craft sticks using colors of their choice before having them use buttons and foam flowers to decorate their cheerful bookmarks.
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13. Class Recipe Book
This practical gift is sure to stir up some fun in your classroom as your kids put together Mother’s Day recipe books! Start by asking them what their favorite dish from mom is before prompting them to describe the ingredients and method as best they can. Proceed by typing out each recipe while tasking them with making a doodle to go along with their recipe on individual Post-it notes. Once all the recipes have been printed out, add their drawings to each recipe and then make enough copies for each of your little chefs to take home to Mom.
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14. Mother’s Day Acrostic
Here’s a thoughtful gift that incorporates some writing practice into gift-making! Simply print out some Mother’s Day-themed acrostic templates and then challenge your learners to fill in each line with a sweet message to their moms, starting with the first letter on each line.
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15. Garden Markers Homemade Gift
This creative activity provides an alternative method of creating markers for Mom’s garden! Encourage your learners to paint a few craft sticks with colorful paints before having them label each stick with a herb or plant name.
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16. Paper Quilled Artwork
Paper quilling is a unique and aesthetically satisfying art form that even your youngest students can get on board with! Engage your kiddos in cutting out strips of paper from colored cardstock before having them use a paper quilling tool or their fingers to roll each strip into swirls or loops. Then, guide them in putting their designs together as they make flowers, animals, and more to glue to a homemade Mother’s Day card.
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17. Cupcake Liner and Button Card
Here’s a sweet and simple card, guaranteed to make mom smile! Begin by tasking your little ones with stacking together two cupcake liners and then sticking a button in the middle to create a flower. Next, they will move on to creating stems by painting craft sticks green. Finally, finish off this unique craft by having them cut a mug out of colored paper before sticking each element onto paper to create a cupcake liner flower pot.
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18. Sentence Starter Flower Bouquet
This easy and meaningful craft will make the most adorable keepsake for mom! Simply start by printing out these sentence starter flowers before prompting your kids to fill in the blanks with some sincere words to describe their mother figures. Once they’ve assembled their heartfelt sentences, task them with coloring in their flowers using vibrant crayons or markers.
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19. Mother’s Day Award Ribbon
Help students celebrate the superhero in their life with these colorful award ribbons! Challenge your little ones with cutting strips of paper out of colorful cardstock. They will then glue each strip together at its center point to create diagonal lines before folding together to create a rosette. Encourage them to complete their design by having them write their award onto a paper circle and then gluing it onto the middle of the rosette before finally attaching two ribbon ends to complete their awesome awards.
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20. Writing Prompts
Invite your learners to choose from several writing prompts focused on Mother’s Day. Task them with transferring their feelings into words as they write about why their mom makes them happy or their favorite things about mom!
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21. Mother’s Day Portrait Drawing
Invite your learners to make heartwarming portraits of their moms with this artistic activity! Simply begin by having them use a marker to draw the face. Then, encourage them to fill their drawing with colorful paints to bring their mom-inspired portraits to life.
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22. Mother’s Day Paper Plate Wreath
Your kiddos will create stunning Mother’s Day wreaths with just a bit of paper and imagination! Task them with cutting out the inner circle from a paper plate. Then, have them cut out a banner, leaves, and flowers from colored construction paper before gluing everything into place. They could also use cupcake liners to create textured flower petals.
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23. Yarn Wrapped Photo Frame
Your little ones’ moms are sure to cherish this fuzzy gift! Simply assist them in using yarn and glue to wrap a picture frame. For a personal touch, encourage them to bring a family photo to class that they can put inside their frame once completed.
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24. Beaded Bracelets
Get your students beading for Mother’s Day! They will craft personalized bracelets for their moms by threading colorful beads onto cord. This trendy accessory will make the perfect heartfelt gift for Mother’s Day.
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25. Love You to Pieces Puzzle Frame
Here’s another creative idea for a crafty picture frame! Simply have your kiddos use construction paper to cut out their frame. Then, allow them to choose from a variety of colorful puzzle pieces which they will then stick to their frame.
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26. Fingerprint Family Tree
Celebrate your little ones’ whole family with this thoughtful gift that any mom would love. Start by tasking your kiddos with cutting out little circles from paper. Then, allow them to use water-based markers to cover their thumb and then stamp down onto the circles. They can then begin assembling their family tree by gluing each thumbprint onto paper before decorating them with the characteristics of their family members.
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27. Salt Dough Magnets
In this activity, your little learners will create adorable fridge magnets for their moms. Begin by whipping up a batch of salt dough before prompting your learners to cut out flower shapes using cookie cutters. Once their flower shapes have dried, invite them to use paint and glitter to decorate their flower. To complete their heartfelt creation, have them glue a small magnet on one side and an adorable little baby picture on the other side.
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28. DIY Dream Catcher
Your kiddos’ moms are guaranteed to get a peaceful sleep with these intricate dream catchers. Start by providing them with wooden or plastic hoops that they can then decorate with colorful tape before having them string on colorful yarn.
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29. Decorative Plant Pots
These decorative plant pots are sure to make a flawless addition to any home. Simply provide your little artists with curvy plastic bottles. Then, invite them to use paint to fill their pot with lively patterns and shapes.
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30. Handprint Apron
Treat your students to this hands-on craft as they create handprint aprons for their moms. Simply start by transferring vinyl letters onto an apron, making sure to leave a space in the middle for their colorful handprint. Invite them to paint one hand with paint before stamping it down in the middle of the letters to create the word “MOM”. To finish off their aprons, encourage them to use vibrant trimmings to adorn their mom’s new favorite apron!
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31. Mother’s Day Scrapbook
This scrapbook craft is sure to stir up some heartfelt emotions with every flip of a page. Supply your little ones with a scrapbook containing prompts such as “Why I love my mom”. Encourage them to fill in the prompts on each page before decorating with colorful doodles and stickers.
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32. Customized Tote Bag
Transform your learners into seasoned fashion designers with this tote bag craft. Task your learners with decorating their bags by having them paint their hands before pressing on the fabric. Let their imaginations run wild as they create flowers or suns out of their handprints. For an added personal touch, they can then paint on a heartfelt message to their moms.
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33. Love Notes Jar
Inspire your little ones to create love jars, customized for their moms! Task them with cutting out colorful strips of paper before filling each strip with a reason why they love their moms. They can then fill their jar with love as they place all their reasons inside. This thoughtful gift is sure to be one that their moms will cherish for a lifetime.
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34. Decorative Tea Towels
Add some pizzazz to Mother’s Day with these customized tea towels. Invite your kiddos to use fabric markers to fill tea towels with designs and pictures of their choice. This gift is sure to add a personal touch to any kitchen!
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35. Recipe Card Holder
Invite your little ones to create recipe card holders, for a gift that keeps on giving! Start by filling styrofoam cups with plaster of paris and then have your kiddos place a craft stick in the middle before it hardens. Then, encourage them to paint their hardened molds with designs of their choice before finally gluing a peg onto the craft stick.
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36. DIY Wind Chimes
Your learners will create vibrant wind chimes to adorn mom’s house in this hands-on activity. Task them with threading colorful beads of different sizes onto jewelry wire. Once they’ve assembled a few of these trinkets, have them attach each one to a lid to complete their whimsical masterpiece.
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37. Clay Handprint Bowl
This clay bowl is sure to be a hit with all your kiddos’ moms! Invite them to firmly press their hand onto clay to create a textured imprint. Then, once the clay has dried allow them to use colorful paints to bring their personal sculpture to life.
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38. Painted Rock Garden Markers
Invite your little ones to create garden markers that are guaranteed to add some spunk to mom’s garden! Encourage them to use paint to form vibrant images of fruits and vegetables on small rocks before labeling their charming paintings.
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39. “Why I Love My Mom” Book
Your little authors will craft thoughtful messages to their moms with this precious book. Encourage them to follow the prompts set out on each page to transfer their thoughts onto paper.
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40. Personalized Coasters
Adorn mom’s coffee table with these endearing coasters. Simply provide your kiddos with small white tiles before encouraging them to use markers to create personalized drawings or messages. Cheers to a gift that’s practical yet priceless!
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