Every year Mother's Day rolls around and everyone searches for a unique, memorable, and sweet way to honor mom. Sure, there are the usual flowers, chocolate, and a card, but if you want your preschoolers to REALLY wow their mothers, then you have got to check out this list of 33 inspiring ideas.
These fun activities will not only create an impact but remind moms of all the good parts of motherhood.
1. Sweet Poetry
Nothing makes mama tear up like a sweet little poem attached to a print, photo, or trinket. Take your typical art project and step it up a notch with a poem that will leave mom reeling.
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2. Mother's Day Questionnaire
Get mom giggling with this questionnaire. This is a great gift idea because you can include it with other things, or all on its own. The answers the kids come up with are always hilarious.
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3. A Cup of Tea
If mom is a hot tea drinker, then this is definitely the craft for her. Have kids decorate their very own paper teapot, include a tea bag and this adorable saying and you've got an instant, thoughtful gift!
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4. I Love You Because Photo
Ask preschoolers why they love their mothers and you'll get some pretty funny and sweet answers. Photograph them, and attach them to some colored paper to make a sweet card.
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5. Collage Artwork
Take a photo of preschoolers being active or silly, and then incorporate the photos into fine art on a canvas for a long-lasting and memorable gift craft that they can look back on in years to come.
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6. Mother's Day Dance Party
Open up Spotify and have a dance party with mom using this special Mother's Day playlist curated just for moms and kids! Moms will appreciate this sweet quality time and the ability to shake a tailfeather without a worry in the world!
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7. Fingerprint Flower Pot
This adorably decorated flowerpot will have mom swooning as she notices all of the bugs and decorations are made out of fingerprints! Add some fresh herbs or a cute fern and you have a thoughtful and adorable craft!
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8. Mother's Day Word Wall
Teach kids all the ideas surrounding Mother's Day and incorporate them into your daily activities leading up to Mother's Day. This will help them build some background knowledge and learn why mom is so appreciated!
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9. Mother May I?
In honor of Mother's Day, help preschoolers practice manners and play a fun game at the same time! The classic game of Mother May I? is certainly perfect for the holiday!
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10. Read: Are You My Mother?
This sweet read-aloud appeals to preschoolers for so many different reasons. Are You My Mother? is another one of those books that captivate young kids almost instantly with rhyming and adorable illustrations.
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11. Mother and Baby Matching Game
When it comes to cute Mother's Day activities, baby animals can't get any cuter. Play this game as-is or pair it with the previous story for a complete lesson that teaches about mother and baby animals.
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12. Host a Mother's Day Tea Party
What a sweeter way to honor mom than to invite her to a tea party! Whether you host it in your classroom as a teacher, or it's a special soiree at home, some biscuits, tea sandwiches, and tea will make for a memorable time!
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13. Mother's Day Sensory Craft/Gift
Show mom just how much her preschooler's heart is filled by having them fill a baggie with beans painted with hearts. The best thing about it is that the kids can use it as a sensory bag when finished to practice counting and using their motor skills.
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14. Picture Frame
Have littles color this simple, yet adorable picture frame, and then include a photo of the child with their mom to help decorate for Mother's Day or give as a gift. A simple piece of artwork on paper can make a mom's heart grow!
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15. Fingerprints Art
This cute activity idea comes with a sweet poem to remind mom exactly what she will miss one day a long time from now. Those fingerprints bring way more than a mess and one day she will miss them!
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16. Fireflies for Mom
Not interested in the typical flowers and hearts for mom? Want to give her something adorable but different this year? How about some fingerprint fireflies? These sweet mason jars are incredibly adorable and will jazz up any refrigerator.
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17. Chocolate Superhero Mom
Spice up your regular chocolate bar with this soon-to-be favorite project! When children glue items to a chocolate bar, it instantly turns into a superhero mom that any preschooler would be proud to gift!
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18. Celery Stamped Flowers
Who knew vegetables could make great stamps? Use the end of a cut celery stalk to help little ones craft roses on a sheet of construction paper or cardstock to gift to mom! Allow kids to get extra creative by offering a variety of paint colors.
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19. Wood Slice Keychains
The biggest problem with Mother's Day gifts? Most aren't practical! Not this one! Have kids draw a photo of their parent and then transfer it to a slice of hand-painted wood for a practical and adorable gift that mom will be proud to keep on her keychain.
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20. Mother's Day Bundle
This activity pack of Mother's Day things to do is sure to get your preschooler ready to celebrate mom! With dots, shapes, and other fine motor activities, this pack is perfect to encompass learning and the special holiday as they learn about Mother's day and other skills.
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21. Mother's Day Games
Playing these printable games will ease kids into the idea of Mother's Day. At this age, preschoolers may not fully understand the holiday, but if we give them some fun ways to learn about it and build background knowledge, they'll be ready to celebrate mom in no time!
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22. Create Printable Wrapping Paper
With all of the thought and time little kiddies will put into the fun gifts they're giving mom, why not put just as much time into the wrapping paper to wrap them!? Print and let kids go to town with crayons, markers, and colored pencils!
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23. DIY Bookmarks
Is mom an avid reader? If so, she will definitely be thankful for these printable bookmarks that preschoolers can color with their coloring tools and mom can reminisce each time she turns the pages of her book.
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24. #1 Mom Award
Award mom to make sure she knows that she is #1! This simple, sweet, colorable certificate is perfect for little hands to color and is the perfect, low-prep Mother's Day gift.
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25. All About Mom Mini Book
When it comes to gifts for mom, a cute story always brings smiles and laughter, especially when a preschooler helps to write it. This affordable and printable option will certainly fill a mom's heart on Mother's Day as she reads through the pages and discover what she is like through her child's eyes.
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26. Handprint Butterfly Cards
Handprints are always a centerpiece for Mother's Day. Instead of handprint flowers to gift mom, trace the hands of your preschoolers to create a butterfly card to switch up the expected! Write a sweet message inside and leave it on her pillow or the kitchen counter.
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27. Coupon Book
A Mother's Day coupon book is an adorable keepsake that kids love to give. They will love the idea of mom being able to trade in coupons for things like extra hugs, kisses, or chores.
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28. Fresh-Picked Flowers Exploration
There is nothing better than reaping the fruits of your own labor. Preschoolers can learn this at an early age by getting out and seeking out some foliage, flowers, and leaves to create their very own bouquet for mom. Whether it's actual flowers or just interesting finds, Mom will love the hard work that goes into it.
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29. Plant an Herb Garden
Help preschoolers learn about nature and give a sweet gift to mom with a quick-growing herb garden that they started growing with their very own hands! No faux plants here! Keep watering it and mom will have an awesome way to add freshness to her meals!
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30. DIY Toddler-Approved Bracelets
Using pipe cleaners and Cheerios (or another similar cereal), preschool kids can easily create a cute bracelet to give mom while practicing their motor skills. If Cheerios aren't your thing, pony beads will do the trick!
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31. Framed Art and Photo
Why not take a photo of your child during the art process to frame alongside the actual art? Many times kids are the most adorable when they are engaged in a caring activity so cherish this moment with a side-by-side photo and the artwork to go with it.
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32. Candle Holders
Have little ones use bits of colored tissue paper to glue to the outside of small candle holders. Include a battery-operated tea light as a sweet gift for mom. Preschoolers will be proud to give this gift.
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33. Hanging Pot of Flowers
Another sweet use for tissue paper, this keepsake is perfect for mom. With a few craft items like a paper plate, some glue, and yarn you can help your preschoolers make a hanging plant that any mom would be proud to display.
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