Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Mother's Day Printables and Projects That Kids Can Make!

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what special but simple gift can I have my students make for their moms? 
When I think back to when my own children were in elementary school, I still remember all the little gifts from the heart that I received. In fact, I still have many of them all these years later. Among the collection of school keepsakes, I notice at their little painted hand prints, handmade flowers, poems about love, and pictures of them of all different shapes and sizes, my eyes still start to fill with tears. Because it’s not the gifts themselves that really matter, it’s the emotions that they stir up about a time when my two, now grownup children, were once little. It’s the memory of them calling me “mama” and handing me a poorly wrapped gift. “Open it! Open it!” they say prancing from foot to foot hardly able to contain their excitement.
Now, there comes a time in a mom’s life when she realizes how incredibly fast time has passed and now her children are all grown up.  But it’s all those little moments and special memories that we as moms will never forget. So if you’re a teacher who has her or his students make something special for their moms, THANK YOU! Please know that it means so much and will for many years to come. As a teacher myself, I know it can be time consuming and daunting at times to prepare little craftivities for all the holidays but this is one mom who is sincerely thankful for all those little heartfelt cards, poems, and crafts.
Every year, I seem to ask myself what should I have my students make that will be treasured yet not cost me a fortune? If you’re in the same boat as me then this Mother’s Day Printables Craftivity Pack is just for you! For a limited time it's on sale for only $3.00!

It’s Everything You Need to Create Lovable Crafts to Celebrate Mother’s Day!

Just print, cut out, color, glue, and fold and they are ready to go home and make Moms everywhere shed tears of joy! Some pages are with color graphic and some are in black and white ready for students to color!

Over 25 pages offering a variety of printable crafts for kids to personalize including:
*I Love You to Pieces Photo Puzzle Project with Templates
*4 Flower Cutout Designs
*2 Love Notes & Envelope
*7 Cute Card Designs
*All About Mom Posters 
*4 Black and White Quotable Coloring Pages!

I Love You to Pieces Puzzle Project
One of my favorite Mother’s Day Projects that my class made last year was the “I Love You to Pieces Picture Puzzle Frame.” The template is included in the about Mother’s Day Printables Craftivity Pack.

1. Have students cut out the puzzle pieces and MOM letters included in this pack.  Color them if using the blank templates or use real puzzle pieces as shown in sample below.
2. Take a picture of each student. I had the students practice holding a heart shaped hands over their heart before actually taking the picture.
 3. Print photo and place photo in the center of cardstock, matte board, or foam board. You can purchase colored foam board from Walmart or Michael’s inexpensively. Carefully cut into 5x7 pieces with a craft knife.
4. Decorate with puzzle pieces. Be creative with the puzzle pieces by turning them in different directions if desired. Add “MOM” letters above photo or down the side of the frame.
5. Glue puzzle pieces and photo onto foam board, matte board, or cardstock, or black construction paper.
6. Have students cut out “I Love You to Pieces” quote template or write it on the front or back of puzzle frame.
7.  Have students sign their name. We had just been learning cursive so I had them write in their best cursive.
8. Attach a ribbon (or magnet) on the backside so Mom can hang it.

9. Have fun! Add glitter, painted hand print, or cutout flowers to decorate and embellish!

Happy Mother's Day!

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