Update - May 2012
Most classroom teachers are
sure to help their students honor their mothers on this
Grab a box of muffin mix, some cardstock, my printable, and some ribbon to create this treat!!!
Saw on Keeping Life Creative. I love the idea of attaching the poem to a bag of muffin mix to give to mom. Very cute!!! I created another printable you could use and attach to a bag or box of muffin mix. Click here to print the file seen below. I printed mine on cardstock and rolled the poem up. You could even have your students draw a picture of their mom eating a muffin on the back of the poem page.
Read Five Minutes' Peace
'PreSchool-Grade 2 Mrs. Large determines to have just five minutes' peace from the mess and confusion of her beloved children. She fixes herself a tray, runs a tub of lovely warm water, fills it with bubble bath, and hopes for those precious moments alone before facing the day's activities. The ``activities'' follow her to the bathroom, where, one by one, they present her with their special talents of playing the recorder, reading aloud, and dumping favorite toys from the toy box into the tub with her. When all three children climb in, Mrs. Large decides, with a groan and resignation, that she will try for five minutes' peace in the kitchen. Cheerfully bright watercolor illustrations depict this endearing elephant family with distinctive humor and expression, totally complementing the text on companion pages. However, while the text is simplistic enough for primary readers, the humorous depiction of a beleaguered mother is adult-oriented. Some children may wonder why Mrs. Large wants to get away from her children. Nevertheless, a hearty chuckle can be experienced during a shared reading time between a mother and her childrenperhaps eliciting a bit of understanding.' Mary Lou Budd, Milford South Elementary School, Ohio
Ask your class why they think Mrs. Large wants to getaway from her kids. The answers are always fun to hear!
Now have the kiddos make a card. On
the front of the card, have them draw their mom taking a
Here's a gift for Mother's Day.
Attach to some homemade bath salts.
Read I'll Always Love You
"Alex's mom says that she will always love him, no matter what. Alex still isn't sure. He doesn't want to get into too much trouble for the broken honey bowl! Even if Alex gets into a pillow fight, paints the baby all different colors, or pours oatmeal over his head, his mom says that she will always love him. Gentle text and sweet illustrations show the unconditional love a mother has for her son. This book will assure children that no matter what they do their parents will always love them. "
Cut out six heart shapes for each child.
Heart one say's: My Mom Always
Heart 2 Says: One time I ____________________________ and my mom still loved me.
Heart 3 Says: My mom loves me and she also loves to _______________________________.
Heart 4 says: My mom loves me and she loves to eat ________________________.
Heart 5 says: I love my mom because __________________________
Heart 6 says: I am so lucky to be loved by my mom! (include a picture of the child here)
Here's a printable I created that goes along well with this book!!!
You can click here to donwload the
printable. Students can finish the sentence
with words and/or pictures.
How about a Putting MOM ONLINE with this fun printable???
Check out the ideas on these awesome sites below!!!
Mother's Day Cookbook
The teacher who made this is my kinda-gal! AWESOME! Be sure to leave her a comment on her blog!
Eberhart's Explorers Shares this Cute
Mommy Breakfast In Bed Idea.
Gifts or Crafts to Make with Your Class For Mom
Mom's Day Activity Sheets to Print and Use!
Great Books To Help You Celebrate Mom!
Other Great Links To Help You Celebrate Mom!