Mother’s Day is fast approaching and we have surely begun preparing for it in the classroom. This year we are showing Mom (or the special mother-figure in our life) how much we love her with lots of kisses in a love-filled picture frame. We sure hope this becomes a craft Mom will treasure.
Kisses For My Mother is a poem I wrote for the special occasion. I wanted students to make it somewhat their own so I left the last line blank. This is where they get to add adjectives and/or verbs that best describe their mom (if they’re up for the challenge, they can try to make it rhyme).
Now for the craft…
Before you begin: 1. Take a profile picture of each student blowing a kiss into the air, head slightly tilted upwards. 2. Ask students to enlist help from family members (other than their mom) and bring in a picture of their mom for the frame.
1.Loosely tape a heart shaped cut-out onto a white sheet of paper (thick enough for paint).
2. Using outward strokes, have students paint lines all around the heart (you may want to incorporate various colour themes – primary, secondary, warm, cool, or let student choose whatever colour scheme they like – perhaps mom’s favourite colour).
3. After the paint has dried, fill small jars with water and food colour. Using dropplers, invite students to dab the liquid onto the frame and extend the drops into line designs (curvy, jagged, parallel, striped, etc.).
4. Have students cut out various size and colour heart shapes and glue them around their frame (maintaining the heart shape in the centre).
5. Students cut and paste the poem, Kisses For My Mother, as well as their picture and a photo of their mom in the centre of the frame.
6. You may want to invite students to continue adding hearts to their frame, overlapping and creating a sense of space.
Here is a sample of the final product:
To download a free copy of my poem for your personal use in the classroom, click on the kiss image below. To download a copy of the poem as a shared reading handout, click on the image of the poem at the top of the post.
Kisses For My Mother by Lora Rozler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Happy Mother’s Day! I would love to hear your feedback and see how your crafts turned out.
Roses, cards, chocolates, cookies, breakfast in bed, you-name-it, Mother’s Day sure brings out the sweetest in us. Celebrated on the second Sunday in May each year, Mother’s Day is a time to honour our one and only – our precious Mother (or a mother figure in our life).
I am sure I speak on behalf of many moms out there when I say the most precious gift we can receive on Mother’s Day is one that is especially handcrafted for us. As a teacher I keep this in mind as we set out to cut, glue and craft a personal treasure that Mom will want to keep around for a very long time (if not forever).
Below is a poem I wrote and plan to share with my students this week. Keeping in mind that not all children may have a mother in their life, I left the recipient open to include a figure that takes the place of a dominant caregiver, whether it be a grandmother, aunt, sister, etc.
Under Your Wing by Lora Rozler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
For this year’s Mother’s Day craft, my students will be making a mobile frame, with the theme of my latest poem in mind. Here is a sample of the finished product.
Mobile frame – Back side
Front SIDE – option 1
front side – option 2
To download a copy of the poem and the craft templates, for your personal use in the classroom, click on the heart image below.
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Let the countdown and crafting begin!
Happy Mother’s Day!
“Your hands surround me like a wall,
And wait to catch me if I fall.
Your hands feed me when I hunger
A mother’s hands are like no other.”
Happy Sunday everyone.
Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and with that begins our search for fresh craft ideas for the classroom (for us teachers, that is). I’d like to share a poem that I wrote, along with a craft idea. Feel free to download a copy of the poem and the card templates to use in your classrooms. I included various cover and greeting options. Feel free to mix and match. The flower craft requires a bit of judgement depending on your students’ age group, so you may want to use it as an extra or as a standalone craft.
Here are 2 cover options and 2 inner card options:
Here are some photos of the completed Mother’s Day Craft:
Here is a poem I wrote for Mother’s Day:
Here is another card option. Simply print, fold in half, fold in half again and voila:
Happy Crafting! Have a wonderful week everyone!
I would love it if you shared your finished products with us.
My Mother’s Hands by Lora Rozler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.