Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Mother's Day Madness

Mother's Day is right around the corner and I wanted to share with you some of the things that we have done in our classroom this year :] I love my own mother so much so I wanted to make sure that my students' mothers feel very appreciated.  One of my students does not celebrate Mother's Day but we celebrate his amazing grandmother instead :]
So I had my third and fourth graders paint and decorate jewelry boxes that I found at Michael's [$1 each] and put a special note inside for their moms. They had a lot of fun with this, and were able to create their own designs [or copy each other.. but I tell them that that is the greatest compliment!]
I love tissue paper flowers! I have always made them with my kids on different occasions.  They are beautiful and very easy to create.  All you need is tissue paper and a pipe cleaner!
I found this great tutorial HERE on how to make them!
I actually attached each of their tissue paper flowers to give their gift bags [see picture below] a touch of loveliness.  I did not take a picture of the flowers with the bags, but all I did was wrap the pipe cleaner around the handles of the gift bags and voila!
Tomorrow we are making chocolate lollipops for our moms.  My kids are super excited to heat up the chocolate and use the molds! I bought all of the supplies at Michaels [including the tissue paper and gift bags] - it really is my "go to" store for crafts!! 
Besides all of the items above, each of my students made a very touching card for each of their moms [or grandma's.]  I love that they can share their feelings with their families even at such a young age.
I hope you got a few ideas from this post.  I try to do something different every year... thanks for reading and Happy Mother's Day!!


  1. All such lovely ideas. New to the blog scene. :)

    1. Thanks Jessica!! Do you have a blog? I will be over to follow you if you do!!

  2. Hi Laura!

    I love your Mother's Day Ideas! Thanks for sharing!!


    1. Thank you Krista!! I hope you have the best Mother's Day this year; you deserve it!

  3. Such great ideas! I love them and hope to borrow some next year-- the greatest compliment right? :)

    This year we painted vases and made flower pens! We also made a wordle of words to describe their moms. They have really enjoyed it so far.


    1. Thank you so much Courtney!! I actually did the Wordle for my own mom and dad for their anniversary ;) Love it!! I love your vase and flower pens idea!! You should send me pics sometime :) Thank you so much for stopping by!!


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