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Mother’s Day

Related Posts:

Being Part of A Family

Father’s Day

Mother, you’ve given me two things: one is roots, the other is wings. Anonymous

My mom, a proud grandma

My mom, a proud grandma

Recommended Books:

  • The Mother’s Day Mice by Eve Bunting
  • I Like Noisy, Mom Likes Quiet by Eileen Spinelli
  • Mother’s Day by Anne Rockwell
  • Mama’s Day Surprise by Stan & Jan Berenstain
  • The Night Before Mother’s Day by Natasha Wing
  • All New Crafts for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day by Kathy Ross
  • We’re Making Breakfast For Mother: A Mother’s Day Rebus Story by Shirley Nietzel

History About The Holiday:

To find out more about the historical aspects of the Mother’s Day holiday, click here for an overview from education.com.

Crafts & Activities:

Poem:

I’m Trying So Hard

Spanish:

mother = madre

mom = mama

Our Mother’s Day Flower Craft

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These are the supplies you’ll need:

  • 5 sheets of tissue paper ~ any color combination (we used 2 green, 2 orange and 1 white)
  • 1 pipe cleaner
  • Square piece of card stock for card
  • Scissors and hole punch
  • Ribbon
  • Crayons or markers

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Step 1: Place all sheets on top of one another with the center piece on top (if using different colors) and start folding them together accordion style:

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Step 2: Once you’ve completed the folding process, wrap the pipe cleaner along the center of the folded paper making a T shape:

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Step 3: Next, fan out the tissue paper carefully, almost to look like a butterfly shape:

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Step 4: Carefully separate each sheet by pulling it up and creating a circle:

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Step 5: Repeat the process for each layer until each one is done:

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Step 6: Punch a hole on a corner of the card and have the child write a message with crayons or markers. Then tie the card to the pipe cleaner stem using a piece of ribbon to finish the flower gift.

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This entry was posted on May 10, 2012 by in Art & Crafts, Holidays, Social Studies and tagged , , , .
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