Have the students make a give for Mom.
I am not a huge fan of crafts, especially craft projects that look like an adult made them. Honestly, do moms want to receive a Mother’s Day gift from their child or from their child’s teacher? So, with that in mind, I am always on the hunt for a process-oriented project that the kids can make on their own and still looks “presentable” at our party. Almost an impossible task, right? Not this year!
My friend Jenn at Crayons & Cuties in Kindergarten posted a brilliant idea to have our little ones make their moms “Dime-On” necklaces. As soon as I read this tutorial, I knew that it was the perfect project for our preschoolers. We painted the necklaces per Jenn’s instructions.
When they were dry, I added a string and a drop of super glue. The students picked out their favorite “Dime-On” to stick on the necklace.
Make a sign to Welcome the Moms
Ask the children what makes their Moms special!
Offer Simple Finger Foods
The students helped to put out table cloths, make muffins and fill the snack pitchers with iced tea and lemonade.
Let each Student give Mom a rose.
I even had the chance to take off my teacher hat for a while, and just be a mom. When I opened Play to Learn in 2005, it was because I wanted to be home and teach my own little kids. They are now finishing 5th and 6th grades, and my baby just had her last preschool Mother’s Day tea party. For 10 years, I have had the absolute pleasure and privilege of being my children’s first teacher, and I cannot believe that my time as teacher-mom is coming to an end.
… excuse me while I go fetch some tissues. Sigh…