22nd March 2022 All Posts

5 Mother’s Day Card Ideas For Children

Mother’s Day is almost here, and you might be starting to plan your card making afternoon at your nursery setting or your home. What better way to make a Mum feel special than to receive a lovingly handmade card from her children?

Spending some time creating beautiful handmade cards for mothers and other maternal figures is a valuable activity that can bring you closer to the children’s families. Today we have a few colourful and fun ideas that will allow children to show their creativity. 

Finger Print Family 

What you’ll need:

  • Paints
  • Card
  • Markers or felt tips 

Method 

  1. Set up a paint palette with different coloured paints. 
  2. Allow children to dip their finger in and press down to make a finger print for each member of their family. 
  3. Use a marker or felt tip to draw stick figures for each member of the family. 
  4. Add a message to the card!

Paper Flower Bouquet 

What you’ll need:

  • White card
  • Coloured card
  • Scissors 
  • Glue 
  • Pens

Method 

  1. Cut a piece of paper into a semi circle. Roll the semi circle into a cone and glue to secure. 
  2. Glue your cone shape onto your white card – this will act as your bouquet.
  3. Draw and cut stems and flowers out of coloured cards and then stick them all in the bouquet. 
  4. Use the pen to write a message on the card.

Balloon Bunch

What you’ll need:

  • Coloured card 
  • Black felt tip
  • Glue 
  • Scissors 

Method 

  1. Cut circles out of a few different coloured card pieces. These will be your balloons. 
  2. Add drops of glue randomly to a piece of white or coloured card, and then stick down your balloons to form a bouquet. 
  3. Once dry, use your green pen to draw lines from the balloons down, and then draw a stick person holding the balloons. 

Pom Pom Bouquet 

What you’ll need:

  • Coloured pom poms 
  • Glue 
  • Card
  • Green felt tip

Method 

  1. Add random drops of glue to your card, and then glue on your pom poms to make a bouquet. 
  2. Once dry, use the green pen to draw stems, and add leaves and a bow. 
  3. Add a lovely message for Mother’s day.

Hand Print flowers 

What you’ll need:

  • Paints 
  • Card
  • Paint brushes

Method 

  1. Allow children to make 3-4 hand prints onto a piece of card, and then paint a green stem from each downwards on the page. 
  2. Add a message for Mother’s Day.

Try out some of these fun card design ideas this week at your nursery setting or home for Mother’s Day!

Once you’ve created your crafts why not video record the child wishing their mother a Happy Mothers Day. If you use iConnect, you could upload the video as a ‘moment’ to iConnect and schedule the event for this Sunday so that the notification will come through to the parent/carer on Mothering Sunday.

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