Mother's Day activities

Mother's Day is fast approaching, providing the perfect opportunity to celebrate the special women in our lives. This year, instead of just giving a bouquet of flowers, why not make the day truly memorable with some unique and meaningful activities? Here are some ideas for honouring and cherishing your mum in a special way.

Colourful art prints 

Toddlers love exploring the world with their hands and feet. For this activity, you'll need non-toxic paint in a range of bright colours. Place a large piece of paper or chalkboard on an easy-to-clean surface, then encourage toddlers to dip their hands or feet in the paint. Then let them gently press their hands or feet onto the paper or board to create artistic prints.

Not only is this a fun activity, it also allows toddlers to explore the texture and colours of paint while developing their hand-eye coordination. They'll love seeing their prints appear on the paper and will be proud to present their work of art to mum. Make sure you have wet wipes on hand to clean little hands and feet after the activity.

To add a personal touch, you can frame the finished work and give it to mum as a lovingly made gift. This unique creation will be a precious treasure for mum, a reminder of how special she is to her budding little artists.

Decorated photo frame 

Materials required :

  •  blank photo frame, preferably made of wood or cardboard,
  •  a variety of craft supplies such as stickers, glitter, coloured buttons, ribbons, felt-tip pens and markers.

Set up a protected work area with an easy-to-clean surface, such as a table covered with newspaper or a plastic tablecloth. Make sure all materials are easily accessible to toddlers.

Encourage toddlers to let their creativity run free by decorating the photo frame. They can use stickers to create patterns, glitter to add sparkle, buttons to embellish, and felt pens to draw special designs. You can also guide them to write messages of love or sweet nothings with the markers.

Once the frame is decorated to their liking, make sure you leave enough time for the decorative materials to dry completely. You can then insert a family photo or a photo of the child with their mum into the frame.

Hand-painted flower pot 

Materials required:

  • Small terracotta flower pot 
  • Acrylic paint
  • Brushes 
  • Newspaper or plastic tablecloth to protect the work surface 

Encourage toddlers to let their imaginations run wild as they paint the flowerpot. They can use the brushes to create colourful patterns, designs or handprints. You can also suggest ideas such as hearts, flowers, rainbows, etc.

Once the paint is completely dry, you can help your little ones to plant a plant or flower inside the pot. Choose a plant that's suitable for indoors or outdoors, depending on mum's preferences and the environmental conditions.

Once the plant has been placed in the pot, you can add a finishing touch by decorating the top of the soil with coloured pebbles, beads or shells. This will add a final touch to the whole and make the gift even more special.

Paper flower

Materials required:

  • Coloured paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Markers or coloured pencils
  • Green stems (straws)

 Help your little ones cut out petal shapes from the coloured paper. You can guide them to cut out simple shapes like circles, hearts or drops of water, or use pre-cut templates. Encourage them to cut out different petal shapes in different sizes and colours to create unique and varied flowers.

Once the petals are cut out, toddlers can start assembling the flowers. They can glue the petals around a green stem, overlapping them to create a beautiful texture. Encourage them to experiment with different petal arrangements to create unique and colourful flowers.

After assembling the flowers, toddlers can decorate them with markers or crayons to add extra detail. They can draw designs on the petals, add spots of colour or write special messages for their mum.

Once the flowers are complete, make sure you let them dry completely before handling them. You can also secure them by placing them in a vase or tying them together with a ribbon.

At a time when simple gestures and shared moments are priceless, homemade gifts add a touch of warmth and sincerity to Mother's Day. These creative activities allow little ones to create lasting memories and show their love and gratitude for their mum in a special way. Whether it's paper flowers, decorated photo frames or hand-painted flower pots, each creation is a unique expression of the special bond between mother and child. By giving these lovingly crafted gifts, little ones celebrate maternal love in a meaningful and touching way, making it a memorable day for their beloved mum!

Happy Mother's Day !

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