Handmade Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for your Class

May 7, 2015

Officially recognized as a U.S. holiday in 1914, for over one-hundred years Mother’s Day has been a special day set aside to honor moms across the nation and thank them for all that they do! This Sunday, mothers near and far will gather with their families for a special day of thanks and praise. Help your students make mom’s day special this year with a heartfelt gift that she’ll cherish forever.

Happy mothers day card made by a child

So, what did we have in mind? Nothing warms a mother’s heart more than a sentimental handmade gift for Mother’s Day! Here are a few easy classroom craft tips that will melt mom’s heart this year:

Create a handcrafted card. There’s nothing better than a handmade card written from the heart! Have your students practice their writing skills with a handwritten note or poem. Don’t forget to dress it up on vibrant construction paper, and play around with different shapes and sizes. (Click here to get some idea inspiration!) Bonus Tip: Include a handmade coupon, good for help with the dishes, a “one-time offer” to clean up toys, or just a free hug and kiss at the moment of mom’s choosing!

Turn your students into published authors. What’s better than a card about how much they love mom? A book of course! Make mom swoon with a first edition, one-of-a-kind copy of the latest best-seller: Top 10 Reasons I Love My Mom. You can create an easy 10-page template labeling reasons one through ten to print and handout to your students, or you can allow them to use their creativity to imagine their own. Make sure to provide tons of colorful crayons for illustrating!

Make a crafty classroom cookbook. Enlist the help of your students’ mothers by requesting a copy of their favorite recipe. Depending on the age level of your students, you can either ask moms to send the recipe in on a neatly typed piece of paper, or have your students type them up at school using a font of their choice. Then, have your tiny chefs illustrate their recipes however they choose. Collect and copy each page to create a booklet for every student to take home to mom. Top it all off with a creative cover, and voila! You’ve got a great handmade gift that’s sure to warm hearts and stovetops for years to come.

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