1-2-3 Come Do Some Activities For Mother's Day With Me
The "Something to Tweet About" Mother's Day "craftivity" Friday, was such a hit that I decided to dream up a few more writing prompts that double as a great gift-card for moms.
Since students are learning about time, I thought it would be fun to design something around a clock.
Children draw a self-portrait on the poem-circle page and then "hinge" the clock to the front of their card.
Have them add their school photo to the center for that finishing touch.
Here's the poem: "Mom I love you for all the times you picked me up when I was down. For all the times you traded your sweet smile for my frown.
For all the times you brushed my hair and tucked me into bed...or needed something for yourself and put me first instead.
For all the times that we have shared, the tears and laughter too. I love you Mom with all my heart. There's no one quite like you!"
Older students can write about some of their favorite times that they've shared with their mom on the back of their card. I've included a template for them to write on .
Click on the link to view/download the Special Times With Mom Mother's Day activity.
Another Mother's Day writing prompt craftivity has a bee theme. "My mom is 'bee-utiful' because..." is the writing prompt.
Students can either choose to make an adorable bumble bee and write why their mom is beautiful on the yellow stripes of the bug, or they can choose the beehive and write on each section of the hive.
For that extra bit of pizzazz, I used wax paper for the bee's wings and then attached some pipe cleaner antennae.
Make the beehive even more of a keepsake by having students dip their finger in yellow paint to make the bees. When the paint dries they can add details with a black marker.
Click on the link to view/download the My Mom Is "Bee-utiful" Mother's Day writing prompt craftivity.
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"All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother." -Abraham Lincoln
1-2-3 Come Make A Mother's Day Card With Me
Mother's Day will soon be here. I designed this sweet tweet writing prompt which makes an adorable card.
Here's how to make one: Run off templates on construction paper.
Cut yellow strips for the legs, the length of the construction paper. I made mine half the width of a ruler.
Make a template for the beaks from an old file folder. Trace and cut out 6 at a time. Set up the various pieces on a table.
Students come to the center and choose their bird color and other pieces. They return to their desk to cut out and assemble the pieces.
Students accordion fold the legs and glue them to the back of their bird. They cut on the tail lines and fold a few “feathers” up, and glue the beak to the head, drawing a smile and nose dot.
Children fold the left edge of their wing and glue it to the center of their bird. The wing says: "My mom is special and that's something to tweet about!"
So they don’t write outside the wing, children can trace around the wing before they write I love you and sign their name under the wing.
To expedite things, pre-cut the Happy Mother’s Day hang-tags and punch a hole in them. I ran then off on white construction paper and then for more pop, glued them to pink construction paper. You could save the extra steps, and just run the tag off on different colors of construction paper.
Cut lengths of yarn, ribbon or jute to tie the tags to the birds. Before hand, brainstorm with students why their moms are special. List these on the board to help with spelling.
Students write why their mom is special on the back of the bird. I ran off an extra template for this so that it looks more finished, as it stands out and also covers the leg tops.
Print off your class composite. Cut students’ photographs in an oval, so that they can glue them to the head on the back of the bird.
When students have completed their prompt, tie their tab to the bird and finish with a bow. If you have time, have students share their work with their classmates, by reading what they wrote.
Click on the link to view/download the Mother's Day Writing Prompt craftivity. Thanks for visiting today. I hope your day is something to tweet about!
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1-2-3 Come Make A Mother's Day "Craftivity" With Me.
It's hard to cram in making a Mother's Day gift when you have to cover so many standards every day, so I designed a writing prompt "craftivity" that covers writing standards and makes a sweet keepsake gift for mom.
The horse's head is made by tracing the child's foot with their shoe on. Simply run off the rest of the templates on brown construction paper.
Students glue the pieces together to make a quick and easy "horseshoe." I've included a little rhyme students can glue to the neck of the horse, or have older students write it themselves.
It says: "This horse's head was made by me tracing my shoe. A keepsake for Mother's Day and an I love you."
Run off the writing prompt template: How do I love you? Let me count the ways: Students think of at least 10 things they love about their mom, which includes the first one: I love playing and horsing around with you.
For more pizzazz add wiggle eyes and students' school picture. Completed projects make a cute bulletin board. Take it down and send the horses home the Friday before Mother's Day.
Click on the link to view/download the Mother's Day Horseshoe Writing Prompt Craftivity.
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"If you hear a voice within you say, 'You cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and the voice will be silenced." -Vincent van Gogh
1-2-3 Come Make A Mother's Day Gift With Me!
Are you looking for some quick, easy and inexpensive ideas for making a Mother's Day gift that will become a cherished keepsake? You've come to the right blog. How about some "paper love" where that adorable creation becomes even more special when their child reads it to them!
I've designed several easy readers that teach a variety of common core standards. Be sure and read the completed projects as a whole group to reinforce concepts of print, and as a fun way for students to practice before they take their treasures home to read.
My Book Of Flowers reinforces color words. Students read the simple sentences and add end punctuation.
They trace and write the words in their matching colors, color the flower the appropriate color, and then color, cut & glue the matching picture.
The end of the story includes a Happy Mother's Day greeting with a lovely bouquet. I've also included a blank template for students who are giving the booklet to someone other than a mommy. Click on the link to view/download My Book of Flowers Mother's Day easy reader.
Where Are The Flowers? is another easy reader, This one reinforces spatial directions.
Students read the simple sentences and add end punctuation. The sentence "clues" tell where they should glue the flowers (in, above, under, between etc.)
Children trace and write the directional words. The surprise ending has a 3D door where Happy Mother's Day wishes and a lovely bouquet await mom when she flips it open.
As with the above booklet, I've also included generic pages, so students can fill in another special person. Click on the link to view/download the Mother's Day Spatial Direction booklet.
My Mom is my personal favorite. Here students use adjectives and adverbs to describe their mommies.
They also draw a picture and cut out the Happy Mother's Day heart. You can make this booklet even more of a keepsake, by adding a school picture.
I've done the pages in traceable format for little ones. Older students can simply write their own pages.
Click on the link to view/download the My Mom easy reader.
Finally, Thanks For All You Do Mom was my Y5's favorite. They especially enjoyed making a blue-ribbon badge for their mom and tucking it in this easy reader.
The list of things that "mom's do and are loved for," was compiled throughout the years by my Y5's via a discussion, so the booklet is truly from a child's perspective.
Students read, trace, write, color, cut, glue and add end punctuation. I've updated this packet and included 3 booklets for various ages/ability levels + the original one in color.
Older students can draw their own pictures, where as younger kiddos color, cut and glue the picture to the page, as well as trace and write the main idea words.
I've included a variety of little square pictures for students to choose from to include on their blue ribbon badge for mom, or you can have children draw their own.
The pictures reflect the ideas in their booklet and were thought up by my Y5's. Click on the link to view/download the Thanks For All You Do Mom activity packet.
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