Posts Tagged "mother’s day"

Can’t Get Out of the House? At-Home Mother’s Day Activities

Your annual Mother's Day brunch out was cancelled this year. Now what? You don't have to skip this special day. Even though your plans for a day out with mom are on hold for now, your family can still celebrate mom with these fun-filled activities at home. Spa Day Make face masks out of fruit and yogurt, paint mom's nails for her or give her a new hair style. Even though she can't go to a real salon, the at-home version is the perfect way to spend her Mother's Day! Dinner Out—In If you can't go to a favorite eatery...

Last-Minute Mother’s Day Crafts for Kids

Do you need a last-minute Mother's Day craft for your kiddos? Don't worry if you waited to buy mom a present for her special day. These easy activities are artsy adventures the kids will enjoy—as they get to create the perfect present for mom! Quick Card Mom will love a cute quick card just as much as one your bought in a store—probably more. If you have paper and markers or crayons, you have all the materials you'll need. Fold the paper in half, cook-style. Draw half a heart, starting at the center fold. Cut along the line and open...

Painted Mother’s Day Kids’ Card Craft

Give mom a special surprise on Mother's Day with this cute kids' card craft! Instead of a store-bought greeting, this card says, "I love you" in the most heartfelt (and handmade) way. Check out the easy how to steps for kids of all ages to make this artsy holiday card. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need 8x10-inch card stock paper Tempera or finger paint A paper plate Markers, crayons or colored pencils Glitter How To Art-Making Steps Fold the paper in half from top to bottom to make a tent-style card. Pour the paint onto the paper plate. Help your...

Mother’s Day Breakfast Picks Kids Can Create

Give mom a bountiful breakfast in bed to start her Mother's Day off in the right way. Don't worry if you aren't a master chef—the kids can help to create a menu of delicious treats that mom will enjoy. Not only will mom love her special meal, but your children can explore math and science concepts in the kitchen. Whether they measure ingredients, watch the liquid to solid transformation or learn in another way, this activity is the perfect way to extend your kiddo's education at home. Egg Sandwich Even though your child can't cook eggs themselves, you can. But...

How To Make a Recycled Vase for Mother’s Day

Store-bought Mother's Day presents are not on the agenda this year. So how can your kiddos celebrate mom? A handmade gift shows mom how much her little ones love her. Don't worry if you're short on arts and crafts supplies. This easy art activity includes reused everyday items! Materials You'll Need  A reused large-sized plastic container- choose an old yogurt or cottage cheese type of container Fabric scraps- cut apart old towels, shirts or any other fabric item you have on hand Scissors Clear-drying school glue Ribbon How To Crafting Steps Thoroughly wash and dry the container. Wash and dry...

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...