This year, Mother’s Day takes place on Sunday, May 14th. Hand-crafted presents to mom are considered to be a staple of the holiday, and nannies and dads can’t go wrong with choosing one of our options below. Not only are the following great activities to complete with children, they’re sure to light up any mom’s Mother’s Day.
A Handwritten Card
Nothing beats a sweet message to mom in her child’s own handwriting. A fun card for children to create is a handprint card, which can be completed in a few and easy steps. First, direct your child’s hand to the paper, canvas or board, and gently press down. Tell your child to hold his or her hand still (if he or she understands) while an adult traces around the hand. Once down, gently remove the hand. With the assistance of an adult, the child can proceed to write a meaningful note.
A Coupon Book For Mom
The Coupon Book for Mom offers interactive and significant options for Mom to cash in on. Coupon ideas include extra sleep for mom, an hour of peace and quiet, or even one free hug! Older kids can incorporate more house-related chores. To make it easier for young children, group the coupons into an envelope rather than into a book.
Paper Flower Bouquet
You can make a flower bouquet one of two ways. The first is the classic Popsicle Stick Flowers and Flower Box. Supplies for this cute idea include popsicle sticks, liquid watercolor, a photo, cardboard, and decorations are optional. The second is the Easy Tissue Paper Flowers method, which can make the perfect gift or decoration. Both of these are a great and long-lasting alternative to the real thing.
Decorated Flower Pot Gift
One way to decorate a flower pot is to paint your child’s hands with acrylic paint and stamp them on the flower pot. Additional flower pot decorating suggestions can be found on Crafty Morning.
DIY Mini Succulent Planter
Now that warmer weather is upon us, children can practice their green thumb by making a mini succulent plant. These 15 DIY plants are cute and easy to keep alive.
Mother’s Day Breakfast
It’s a rite of passage for children to cook up something inedible for this holiday but with the assistance of dad or another caregiver, kids can make a homemade surprise. A popular and easy option for them to make is Emily’s Plate-sized Pancakes. These fluffy American-style pancakes are quick and easy to make, and children can decorate them with healthy toppings such as fresh fruit.
This handprint apron can be a gift and serve as a commemorative keepsake. This website walks you through the process step-by-step. The supplies are minimal as well: blank canvas apron, permanent marker, freezer paper, scissors, paints, and your child’s hands!
If you have a Mac computer, it’s easy to create a scrapbook using iPhoto. Simply click on “create book,” drag and drop the images and captions in the slots, and then hit “buy book.” You can also make a photo book via CVS Pharmacy, Snapfish, and Shutterfly. If your children are too young to help you put together a scrapbook of photos, buy a cute frame and stick a photo of mom and baby in it.
Happy Mother’s Day From Nanny Authority
Whatever your child decides to create for mom, keep in mind that it’s the thought that counts. Just make sure to clean up after the crafting takes place! For more great activities and recipes to try, visit our Crafts for Kids and Healthy and Fun Cooking boards on our Pinterest page. From all of us here at the Nanny Authority, we wish you a joyous and peaceful Mother’s Day!