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5 Mother’s Day Activity Ideas

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:

  1. Host A Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea. 
Have the kids make scones and serve them to all the mums along with presenting her with a handmade card. Students could also make a lovely macaroni necklace to take home. I’ve included a scone recipe that has served me well over the years. 

Lemonade Scones
  • 1 cup lemonade
  • 1 cup cream
  • 3 cup self-raising flour
  • pinch of salt
  • extra flour, for dusting
  • jam and cream, to serve
  1. Preheat oven to 220°C (200°C fan-forced). Lightly flour a baking tray.
2 Sift flour and salt into a large bowl. Pour in lemonade and cream and mix to a soft sticky dough. Scrape onto a generously floured surface. Knead very lightly and press into 3 cm thick disc. Cut dough into rounds and place on a baking paper lined oven tray. Gently knead scraps of dough together, repeat pressing and cutting.
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: 
  1. Mother’s Day Pamper Session. 
Invite the mums to come and have their nails painted and hands massaged by the students. The students could learn a song or two to sing to the mums before they leave for the day. 
Here’s a link to one of my favourite songs to get the students to sing for mum:
  1. 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)
  1. Flower Pots
Get the students' green thumbs out by making Flower Pots for mum. Students can decorate their own flower pot with paints and crafts. We found some affordable flower pots at Bunnings (here). You could even plant lavender seeds and together they can watch them grow.

  1. 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! 
Below is a photo of a Handprint Butterfly we made ourselves: 

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! 
Big Love, 

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