Mother's Day is a special day dedicated to celebrating and honouring the hard work and love of all the wonderful mums and mother figures in our lives.
It's a great time for students to show their appreciation by giving their mum a heartfelt gift (nawwww).
Here are 5 Mother's Day ideas that you could do with your students:
- Host A Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea.
- 1 cup lemonade
- 1 cup cream
- 3 cup self-raising flour
- pinch of salt
- extra flour, for dusting
- jam and cream, to serve
- Preheat oven to 220°C (200°C fan-forced). Lightly flour a baking tray.
3 Lightly brush tops with a little extra cream and bake for 15-20 minutes or until browned and tops are browned.
4 Serve with jam and cream.
Here's a photo of some scones we baked ourselves using this recipe:
- Mother’s Day Pamper Session.
Here’s a link to one of my favourite songs to get the students to sing for mum: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvVsvxOiSz4
- Sugar Body Scrub (my go to Mothers Day gift).
We have a fun afternoon mixing and creating. I grab little jars from Kmart to put the scrubs in and add a cute AF gift tag. Here’s my recipe (per serve but adjust accordingly)
- ¾ Cup Brown Sugar
- ¼ Cup Honey
- 2 Tbs Olive Oil
- Food Colouring (to add a bit of colour)
- Flower Pots
- Younger students could make Mum a very special butterfly out of hand prints.
- Students trace their hands on coloured cardboard and cut them out.
- Then cut out the body of the butterfly and stick hand cut outs to either side
- Students then decorate with paints, and stickers and don't forget the important googly eyes!
There are loads of mothers day gift options that can get the students involved and excited about spoiling mum this mothers day.
Mother's Day can be a challenging time for students who don't have a mother in their lives. Here are some suggestions on how to navigate the day:
- Acknowledge the student's feelings: Let them know that it's okay to feel sad or upset in the lead up to Mother's Day. Show empathy and understanding towards the student's situation.
- Provide alternative activities: Offer alternative activities that don't focus on mothers. For example, students could create a card or gift for another important female figure in their life, such as a grandmother, aunty or neighbour.
- Encourage students to reflect on the important women in their lives who have made a positive impact on them, such as a teacher, friend, or coach.
- Be mindful of how you address Mother's Day in the classroom and use inclusive language that acknowledges that not all students may have a mother in their lives.
Remember, every student is unique and may have different needs when it comes to navigating Mother's Day. It's important to be sensitive and supportive of each student's individual circumstances.
You don't have to choose an activity that is overly complicated or stressful to deliver. Remember, Mum will appreciate any effort made at all. Happy crafting!