Thursday, May 10, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!

I want to wish all of you a very Happy Mother's Day!  As a mother myself, I know the joy of seeing the delight of a child presenting a carefully handcrafted gift.  It has been so much fun these past few days helping my Kinders to write letters to their moms and to make gifts and cards.  The gifts turned out so cute!  **Spoiler Alert** If you are the mother of one of my students, please don't go any further!  :)

Card making.
Everyone designed a special card for his/her mother.
Flowers!  The theme for this year is Flowers for Mom.
The finished cards.  They are as individual and unique as the children who made them.  They were given free rein with the scrap box, and I think the cards turned out pretty special!
Gift bags. 
Ta da!  I think there will be some pretty happy moms on Sunday (or most likely tomorrow afternoon - the kids cannot wait to give Mom her gift!).  Using some simple materials, we created flower pot photo holders.  Most of the materials came from Michaels (teachers get a discount everyday!):  small terra cotta pots decorated with foam stick on flowers, skinny craft stick stems and wooden flowers that were decorated with crayon, and moss.  The sticks are stuck into packing foam that I had saved from a recent mail order purchase. 
Here's a close-up of one of the flower pots (that lil 'cutie' is me in second grade!)

 Teeny clothes pins make wonderful photo clips!  I have an eighth grade student helper (my corporation is very small - all grades are in one building) who comes into my room two mornings a week.  She glued all of the little clips onto the sticks, and stuck the foam into the pots.  I cut the foam at home last night, making a huge mess in my kitchen.  Even after vacuuming extensively, there are still bits of foam clinging to things.  But, these cute little flower pots were certainly worth the mess.  Now, I'm not sure if our custodian, Miss Sandy, will agree that the mess was worth it!

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  1. Thank you so much for adding your post to my linky party! I edited it to include your photo. Hope the one I chose is okay. If not, let me know. :) I love your idea! I bet your kiddos had a great time making these sweet gifts. The mommas are going to love them! Love the second grade pic, too! :) I'm your newest follower!

    Lil' Country Kindergarten

  2. Thank you for fixing my link - that was the photo I had wanted to add. Thank you for becoming a follower. I follow your blog, too.

  3. Thank you for linking up and joining the party! I pinned your adorable idea and added it to my Mother's Day board. I'm your newest follower.


  4. Thank you for hosting the Linky! It is a great way to get some wonderful ideas! Thanks for following!


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