For teachers, it can be tricky to think of new crafts to plan for your class each Mother’s Day. The key is to always keep the age of your children in mind when planning these kinds of activities and make sure that you are able to assist them from start to finish. If you need help, you can get a teaching assistant to lend a hand. Here are some great ideas for Mother’s Day crafts.
Very young children, like those in kindergarten, may not have the dexterity to cut and paste. You can always cut forms out for them to paste if you are able to do so. Your class can make fun paper flower arrangements by sticking cut out flowers on a larger piece of paper. You can also cut printed messages for mum so that they can include some text in their Mother’s Day crafts. Finger painting is another excellent idea. It will get messy but it will be a unique experience and the kids will love it.
Ages 7 to 10
Slightly older children are learning to write. You can use Mother’s Day crafts as a fun learning experience. Let them come up with a special message for mum and help them, where needed, with the spelling. These children can write their own messages so mum can enjoy reading their child’s handwriting. Mother’s Day cards are very popular at this age and they make a superb keepsake.
Older children and teenagers might not be as keen on art as younger kids. However, they can put their brains to work by writing a short poem for mum. Their handmade cards will become even more intricate as their drawing and colouring skills have certainly improved. You can even try something different like creating a handmade piece of jewellery for mum like a necklace or bracelet. Beads are readily available these days and the children can each bring their own. They can swap with other kids in the class too since this is a great lesson in sharing and working together.
As you can see, there are fun Mother’s Day crafts suited for all ages. If your school has and art class, you might want to ask about creating a special flower vase, teaching children the art of decoupage and so on. There are many techniques and children are far more creative when we give them half a chance.