Posts Tagged "mother’s day"

All About Mom Kids’ Craft Card

Make Mother's Day extra special with this easy to make kids' card craft. Start with a discussion (minus mom—for the surprise factor) about what makes the matriarch of the family so very important. Take the kiddos' ideas and help them to transform what they love about mom into a cute card. Materials You'll Need Card stock paper (8x10-inch size) Markers, crayons or colored pencils An envelope How-To Instructions Fold the paper in half, card-style. Ask your child to draw a picture of mom on the front of the card. Refer back to the list of what makes mom so important....

Mother’s Day Planter Project for Preschoolers

Is your preschooler looking for a fun-filled, artsy Mother's Day activity? Break out the paints and other materials and try this cute craft! This is perfect for kids ages three through five, giving them a way to build fine motor skills, express creativity and make something adorable for mom. What You'll Need: A cardboard milk carton Scissors Card stock paper Clear-drying school glue Tempera paintbrush Potting soil A seedling or small plant Project Steps Cut the milk carton in half. If you're using a smaller size, cut the top off. Make sure the carton is thoroughly washed and dried. Glue...

How To Spend Mother’s Day with Your New Baby

It's your first Mother's Day. Congrats! What should you do to celebrate with your growing family? If you're a new mommy, check out theses easy (and fun) parent-baby ideas to mark this very special day. Day at the Park Pack the diaper bag, nestle baby in the stroller and spend an afternoon together at a nearby park. Even though baby isn't ready for a picnic lunch, you can bring your own lunch. Story Time If you're looking for an at-home option that allows you to spend quality time with your kiddo, a baby-mommy story time is it. Pick a colorful...

Last-Minute Mother’s Day Ideas

Mother’s Day is almost here. And the kids haven’t exactly prepared a five-course meal for mom. They also haven’t found the perfect present or done anything else — that is yet. It’s okay that the kids procrastinated. Their lack of prep is more a function of their ages than what they think about mom. After all, they love mom and only want the best for her. But if your kiddos haven’t found the perfect way to celebrate Mother’s Day, check out these last-minute gift ideas. Kid-Created Spa So you forgot to pick up a gift certificate for mom to take...

Mother’s Day Cupcake Bouquet Ideas

Make Mother’s Day even more special with a few kid-made treats. Even though your little chef can’t use the stove or oven yet, they can help you to measure and mix in the kitchen. A cupcake bouquet is a Mother’s Day gift that mom will enjoy, and the kids will enjoy making. Start with your favorite cake recipe or go with a boxed mix. Next comes decorating these tasty treats. If you’re not sure how to decorate mom’s cupcake bouquet, check out these artsy options. Sunny Sun Flowers Make a giant sunflower out of mini “suns.” Bake yellow cake cupcakes...

Mother’s Day Cardboard Tube Photo Craft

Make mom a memorable present this Mother’s Day! Celebrate the special lady in your family with a creative child-made gift. Start with a photo of the family (or one of mom’s favorites from a family vacation, holiday or another treasured day). Next, help your kiddo to craft a cute frame that mom will always cherish. This holiday kids’ craft also doubles as an easy way to teach your child about recycling and reuse. Instead of buying all new materials, your child will reuse cardboard boxes and tubes. Before the crafting commences, have a family scavenger hunt — searching your home...

Mother’s Day Kids’ Craft: Glitter Greeting Card

You want to help your child to honor a very special lady. It’s almost Mother’s Day and mom deserves a card that’s fit for a queen. What can your crafty kiddo create to show mom just how much they love her? Check out this easy art activity that’s perfect for kids who want to make their own holiday greeting. And what kid doesn’t want to celebrate mom in this special way? Materials Card stock paper Scissors Clear-drying school glue Markers or crayons Foam letters Glitter How-To Steps Fold an 8x10-inch piece of card stock paper in half from top to...

23 Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day

How are you celebrating Mother’s Day? If you’re still looking for ways to honor mom, check out these popular ideas. Try one, two or combine more than a few into a day filled with family fun. Help the kids make breakfast, lunch or brunch. Play a game of backyard baseball. Plant flowers together. Paint portraits of each other. Bake cupcakes. Create an at-home spa. Make your own fruit and veggie face masks for your at-home spa. Have a dance party in your living room. Go for a walk around the neighborhood. Design a family mural on a large sheet of...

Easy Mother’s Day Breakfast ideas for Preschoolers

Your preschooler may not be ready for a stint on Top Chef, but they can help you to make a much-deserved Mother’s Day breakfast. Keep in mind, there are plenty of ways that young children can help out in the kitchen — without actually cooking. Never allow your child to use the stove, oven or any other heated cooking appliance. Ans always supervise your child in the kitchen at all times. Granola Mix Your child can whip up their own special Mother’s Day granola mix. Combine granola, chopped nuts, dried fruit or chocolate chips to make the perfect batch. Pour...

Easy Mother’s Day Crafts for Kids

Mom doesn’t need expensive diamond bracelets or pricey perfume this Mother’s Day. Well, maybe she does (she deserves the very best, right?). But she’ll also appreciate kid-created crafts. If you’re looking for the perfect present for the special mother in your life, check out these pint-sized projects that are perfect for little artists to try. Portrait Card Find a photo of mom and her mini me. Your child can create a portrait card that celebrates this special woman by gluing the photo to a folded piece of cardboard, construction paper or card stock paper. Use markers or crayons to add...