|Finger Print Vase and hand heart|
|Love Bug Frame (instructions below)|
|Directions for making this plate are here.|
First I collected 20 smallish jars and soaked off the labels. (We collect this type of stuff all year so I just had to go to the closet to get them :) I worked with one child at a time and had them dip their finger in acrylic paint and then make little finger print flowers. I don't have a picture of this because I was busy holding the jar and wiping off fingers between each color. It only took a couple of minutes for each child to finish the painting.
We also made each mom a flower pen to put in the jar.
|wrapping a pen with green flower tape|
Finally, we made our cards. I saw these cute handprint hearts on Pinterest. (They were from a Bulgarian site, Krokotak ... how cool is that?!) I traced each child's handprint with the child's thumb and pointer finger touching the folded edge of a piece of paper. I then cut the hands out and glued them on to a card. The children wrote MOM or "I love you" in the heart formed by their fingers. VERY cute (and I love all things handprint because I know how tiny these hands will look in such a short time).
UPDATE: This is the adorable Mother's Day Gift the 3year old class made. They are in the middle of a ladybug unit. The kids each made cute little ladybug costumes that they are going to wear when their families come in and they go for a walk to free the ladybugs they have been studying. The kids each made a ladybug out of model magic and pipe cleaners. The teacher took a picture of each child in their lady bug hat and put these cute frames together. Mommies always love gifts that include a photo :)
|Happy Mother's Day!|
|Love Bug Frame|
Mother's Day Card with Gift Attached. Kids make card look like Mommy (with yarn hair and face details) and then add a flower to hair that is actually tissue paper wrapped around a bead bracelet the children made for Mommy.
Yet Another Idea: Diamond Pin (actually "dime on pin")
The kindergarten class I volunteer at is making these with this poem.
I just added a new post with a new Mother's Day gift idea.
There are several Mother's Day Linky Parties with lots of fun ideas. Check out these Blogs:
Lil' Country Kindergarten
Cool 2 Craft