We’ve been spending some of this week indoors, getting our Mother’s Day crafting going on – it’s a bit early, but if you have things to post it’s useful to get it done in advance! A really useful resource for easy mother’s day activities is Twinkl, an educational resource for schools and parents, and particularly useful for home educating – or homeschooling – families.
There are several options for Mother’s Day Activities, including a top 10 Mother’s Day Activities Resource Pack, many of which we’ve done in this post.
Another one from the resource pack is the instructions for making this pull out zig-zag card. The hand says “I love you” and the pull open bit says “this much”. It’s cute and goes really well with a reading of “Guess How Much I Love You*”.
These beautiful candle holder jars were messy fun to make, but we used glass instead of plastic. Definitely never leave the room when they are lit – we did and came back to find crazy smoke as they had become so hot, they melted a hole in what I now know to be a form of plastic that the window-sill is made out of!
I usually get really wound up when my girls want to paint, and then I find their whole bodies painted. It’s a pet peeve of mine, so they were thrilled to be instructed to paint their hands for this activity! Add a dot to each palm, and a stem and there you have what every mother wants – a hand print bouquet.
I will admit to a bit of an ego boost with the ‘I love my Mum because’ printable pages with options like lined, not lined, and so on. It definitely brought a tear to my eye. Though my favourite exercise was the Book about Mum, but we had loads of fun with the Mother’s Day Acrostic too.
These paper bouquets have easy fold lines so you can turn them into flower bouquets. There’s also a daffodil option, ideal for spring crafts.
The template for these lovely cards is in the resource pack, and there are single downloads in other languages, like Spanish, Polish and Romanian. We crossed out the mummy and made this one for granny.
There are about a dozen more printable, downloadable Mother’s Day ideas including cards, colouring, word mats, writing practice and more available from Twinkl. You can join free, which gives you access to a limited number of resources. Premium membership is available from £29.99 to £69.99 a year – which is £2.50 to £5.84 a month – or home educators can join the Facebook group where occasional special discounts are shared.