Friday, April 12, 2013

Mother's Day Craft-Card and Activities

I love working with the little ones on their Mother's Day cards and gifts. I tend to go for "craft-cards" and then add little token gifts (that they also make). I like the craft-card to be an easy assembly that looks good no matter how it is put together. Hence this year's Mother's Day packet:


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Close-up of the front of the card
 
I like the children to think about how special the person is that cares for them. I am currently working with a group of kiddos - many who are being raised by their grandmothers, aunts, and a few by foster mothers.

I created prompts that allow for different titles and names to be written in the initial writing prompt- "My Mother is the Best Because..."  "My Grandmother is the Best Because..."and "My _________ is the Best Because...".   I hope this helps all the children in the class to feel comfortable with the activity. I used a similar strategy with the drawing prompt. 

The packet contains some really fun activities.  I especially enjoy the "All About My Mother" activity and acrostic poem activity.  What each child writes is such a hoot!  I still have many of the Mother's Day cards and activities my kids made when they were in grade school.  They are treasures well  worth keeping!

I will be giving away two packets in a random drawing on Sunday evening.  Just leave a comment and your email address.  I will be drawing names from the comments made this weekend. 

Have a great weekend
Granny (Cindy) 

P.S.  I'll post a Mother's Day craft very soon! 

11 comments:

  1. I just love your creations! This looks awesome and I love all of the options, as plenty of my kids to not live with "Mom." :(

    You are so talented!!

    Irene
    Learning With Mrs. Leeby

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  2. Thanks for the chance to win...last year we wrote acrostic poems on half the paper and on the other side I put silhouettes I had cut of each child. Took quite a while, but that class was great at working independently, so I cut while they were on task!

    tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

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    1. I bet those silhouettes were beautiful!

      Cindy

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  3. Nice and pretty!

    rachelmd93@gmail.com

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  4. One of the prettiest cards I've ever seen! What mom wouldn't melt over this one??

    Amy Howbert
    Little Miss Organized
    amyhowbert1@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks so much... I love creating Mother's Day and Father's Day projects and cards. It's so nice to have our little ones thinking about all their parents do for them.

      Cindy

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  5. It is always fun to create something special for Mother's Day. Each year we have a Mother's Day Tea and invite our mom's in for Tea and cookies. We perform songs and sometimes do a dance too. We always make a card of some sort so I am always looking for new ideas. Thanks for creating something that supports various caregivers who fulfill the role of Mom. I have some students who are with their grandparents and others who are just with Dad.
    Regards from Alberta,
    Anna

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  6. This is so perfect for me!! Just the other day I have a little one who asked if she could make something for her mother who is incarcerated.
    valktwin@yahoo.com

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  7. This is great! I need something new for my Mother's Day card! Thanks!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  8. Bet the rose recipients just loved the Mom's Day bouquets. Sorry you seem to be hit with spam comments. :-(

    Drop by my blog and join my count-down linky. Then take a peek at the Mom's Day video I discovered.

    Jill
    a-little-red-wagon

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