Only a couple of days until Mother's Day?! How did it catch me unaware?
Mother's Day is the perfect time for your child to get creative and for you to emphasize the importance of thinking about others. Encourage your child to make something for the special women in his/her life (grandmothers, aunts, teachers, etc.).
Here are some of my favorite presents I have received for Mother's Day.
- black and white photos of my children in a black wooden frame with a white mat
- anything with my girls' hand prints on it - I love to see how their hand size changes
- books - I love to read!
- Over at Thrifty Mommy, my friend Karen shares a Thrifty Mother's Day Craft that she had her preschool class do this year. Thrifty Mommy is also where I found the link to Mommy, are the toys on sale? which offers this incredibly cute, incredibly frugal Mother's Day craft featuring (of all things) dryer lint. Who would have thought dryer lint could become a thing of beauty?
- Perpetual Preschool offers dozens of Mother's Day Gift Ideas.
- Mycraftbook offers 3 pages of Mother's Day Crafts for Kids. I love that these ideas are labeled with the appropriate age. I saw crafts for kids in Preschool, Elementary, and 10+.
- DLTK's Growing Together not only features crafts but also offers Mother's Day Recipes for children (and fathers) to make. What a nice surprise that would be! Of course, if you suggested this, it wouldn't be surprise. *laugh* No entrees are offered, but anything made by your children is bound to be sweet.