With Mother’s Day just a little over a week away on Sunday 12 May, teachers are looking for classroom activities that are easy to implement but foster learning while making something special for the children’s mums to treasure. readilearn Mother’s Day suggestions help you do just that.
Benefits of written gifts
Writing letters, cards and books for mothers is one of the best ways of fulfilling all these requirements.
- are easily slotted into the class writing program
- provide opportunities for teaching and learning writing skills
- encourage creativity
- are gifts from the heart
- are unique and personalised for each mother or carer
- become treasures that never wear out and are easy to keep
- require little to no additional purchases or expenditure on the part of the teacher
Start with discussion
The best preparation for writing is discussion.
Discussion provides children with an opportunity to:
- share ideas
- be inspired by others’ ideas
- decide what they wish to write and how they might express it
- consider alternative recipients for their writing
Read books for inspiration
Many beautiful picture books celebrate mothers.
Reading aloud to children helps to:
- Foster a love of books and language
- Develop language and vocabulary
- Stimulate ideas
- Inspire creativity
A few of my favourite picture books about mothers are:
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