Mother’s Day…your kids want it to be awesome…their definition just might be different

by Mommy Cooks on May 6, 2010 · 4 comments

Mother’s Day….what do you really want…that’s what my kids keep asking…when I reply with good manners, helpful gestures and no fighting they roll their eyes and say yes but moooooooooommmmmmm what do you want?  Honestly I love to get gifts but I would be just as happy without.  What I love are the little things they do for me, like making cards with hearts that read “I love you Mom” or “You’re the best mom ever” and the school projects that come home.  These are the bits and pieces that really melt your heart.   

If you are looking for some ideas that will be just as much fun for the kids as they will be loved by Mom, try one of these:

–    This Saturday morning Thrifty’s is holding a special event for kids to decorate a cake for mom.  Perfect…dad only needs to show up and the kids get to make something for mom.   Bonus, mom does not have to clean up the mess afterwards.  Check at your local store for details.

–    Take the kids to the beach armed with a paint brush, some washable liquid paints and a cup for water for rinsing – don’t forget a towel to wash up.  Let them choose rocks to paint for mom – “great paper weights”.  The best part is mess is at the beach.  Don’t forget a chair for mom to sit and watch or catch up on some reading.

–    Buy an unfinished wooden frame and take the kids for a hike to collect mini pinecones, arbutus bark and whatever else they might find.  Glue onto the frame with Elmer’s white glue.  Let them put a picture of themselves in the frame.  A great keepsake and an outing in one. 

Whatever you decide, bring the camera and take some pictures to remember the event.  If you come across any community events or have ideas of your own please share in the comments. 

Happy Mother’s Day.  I hope your day is filled with love, fun and laughter!

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

~Monica May 6, 2010 at 9:12 pm

These are GREAT ideas : )

I agree, these handmade treasures are priceless.

KellyP May 7, 2010 at 7:07 am

I love these – I’ll have to pass the ideas on to my husband!

Mischa Simpson May 8, 2010 at 3:56 pm

What we did at daycare for the 1 year olds it yoghurt finger painting (yogurt+food colouring) because they eat it. I then cut the dry paintings into flower shapes with double sided tape on the back and the kids put the flowers all of a new piece of paper that we framed. It made a beautiful piece of art for mom made completely by thier kits (with the exception of cutting!) I agree home made stuff it the best.

MommyCooks May 10, 2010 at 9:41 am

Great idea Miscah!

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