Celebrating Mums – Readilearn

Six early years activities for celebrating Mother’s Day. Develop literacy skills while making a personalised and special gift for Mums.

Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May in many countries, including Australia, the United States, and Canada. With the celebration little more than a week away, I thought I’d share some suggestions that are low on cost but packed with learning opportunities to incorporate into your class literacy and art programs.

Encouraging children to create and give a gift from the heart demonstrates that not all gifts need come from a shop. It allows children from even the poorest families to give their Mums a special Mother’s Day gift. It helps develop their creativity and teaches them skills that they can apply in future gift-giving situations. It shows how thoughtfulness and imagination can combine to make a unique gift that will be treasured.

A gift of love lasts longer than many store-bought gifts.

  1. Read picture books featuring mothers

A few of my favourites are:

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13 thoughts on “Celebrating Mums – Readilearn

  1. Sarah Brentyn

    I do like the low-cost and creativity and chance at being independent and “doing it all by myself”. Those are all perks of handmade items but, honestly, it’s the thoughtfulness I like best. It’s what turns it into treasure for me. 🙂

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    1. Norah Post author

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment, Sarah. Those handmade gifts are always special for me too. Particularly when I know the children have included their original ideas and creativity. I’m not so keen when I know every other mother has received exactly the same thing. 🙂

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      1. Sarah Brentyn

        Exactly. Or he comes home with something special “he made” and I look at my 4-yr-old then back at this perfect thing and know his teacher made it. Give me the ugly 4-yr-old version. It’s much more beautiful to me. 🙂

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        1. Norah Post author

          I did the same. I was always making cards and books for my family. Sometimes I’d make a card and put it in an envelope, then put it in our mailbox and (try to) whistle, pretending the mailman had delivered it. I don’t think I ever convinced anyone. I can’t whistle! 🙂

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