Tea and Flowers for Mom
Going old school with these two cute Mothers Day gifts saved from years gone by. Your preschoolers can make tea and flowers for Mom.
Little Tea Pot
Originally the poem was mimeographed and glued inside the tea pot with a tea bag stapled inside. My little tea pot is very fragile some 30 years later! Cut these out so the handle is the fold.”
These flowers baskets are perfect for young toddlers to put together. Cut out enough for each in your care.
You’ll need Have lots of flowers cut from magazines, seed packets, or seed catalogs. You’ll also need a plastic strawberry quart container. The one we used has a grid almost. Like this… Quart basket .
You’ll also need brown paint and a paper plate or small tray used for the paint. Glue sticks or glue bottles will also be needed.
Begin by having the child dip the strawberry basket into the brown paint and the print it onto the basket cut out. Have the children do this several times to give the effect of a woven basket.
Next have the kids glue on flowers of their choice, keeping the handle free of any flowers.
Finish with a little bow on the handle. (Not shown)
Now let it dry and sign the back with a Mother’s Day message.
This is a nice flower we call dandelion. Make a wish Mom!
This is finger print art. Have the child dip their index finger in black paint to make the stem. The teacher offers the child two or three different colors of paint, and help them make finger rip ts to resemble the seeds getting blown. Very cute!
Happy Mother’s Day!
Many churches, schools, and child care centers put together lawn fetes or children’s fairs for their big year end fund raiser. This post shows some of the ways we brought our school fair games into our classroom the week before out actual fair. The kids had a great time!
Our ticket booth is an old play storefront. With a few leftover tickets from our actual fair the fair goers had a great time!
Two tickets for fish bowl toss game. For this game I just put plastic disposable cups in our sensory table. Every other cup or so got a little plastic fish. Each player gets 2 pin pong balls to toss. Every player wins a snack bag of Swedish Fish.
One ticket to catch a fish. Each player works to catch 5 fish. Each player wins a snack bag of Goldfish.
One ticket to get your face painted. Kids love this even if you’re not very practiced at it!
Every one wins a prize after their first try. We bought our prizes Dollar Tree.
Handprints and hearts are the unifying theme this (and every) year so here are our Handprints and Hearts for Mom. Many kids enjoy painting their hands others not so much. For those who rather not tracing their hand is less traumatic.
Simple enough, this handprint is at once a sunshine and a letter “O”!
This is known as “negative space” art. Use painters (masking) tape on the blank sheet of paper to spell out the word mom. I’m not sure how these teachers got the letter “O” so round but it looks great!
More handprints and flowers.
This tradional painted flowerpot with both handprint and heart!
Stenciled “Mom” with heart for the “O”. This is really cute.
This pretty bejeweled poem is so cute mom will love it!
Wrap it up!
This is a teacher made game for school aged kids. They’ll love it because kids ❤️ emojis.
Grab an emoji bandana or scarf for a blindfold and play just like pin the tail on the donkey! First put together the phone on poster board. Next the poster can be laminated or use clear contact paper to cover it. This is going to a hit at kids parties because kids ❤️ emojis!
Next add the icons across the top. Here I added the three bars icon and the battery icon with a metallic sharpie marker.
Blind- folded kids would feel around for Velcro so we decided to just use tape circles on our imojis.
The icons are free at lillianhopedesigns.com Click on her freebie page and find the emojis party post, scroll to the bottom of that page for free patterns you can print. Seriously kids ❤️ emojis!
A basket of these little masks is great fun for kids this age. Hot glue or just tape them to craft sticks.
Kids ❤️ Emojis Rice Treats
These are almost too cute to eat! From sueathome.com
Each child makes there own arangement. You can take a pic of each child holding theirs for Mom. Frame the pics for a nice Mother’s Day gift. This plastic florists foam doesn’t break apart or crumble.
You can get your florist foam here from The Dollar Tree
Here in the north east our outdoor growing season has yet to begin. If you live anywhere near the great lakes it’s going to be a while yet because of those frozen lakes. Here at preschool though, we began germinating seeds to prepare for when the season does begin.
A seed in the hand…
Put seed into zip lock bag with damp paper towel and zip sealed, hang in sunny window, and observe.
Tape on windows in the sunshine is not a great idea. The adhesive stuck to the window had to be removed with a razor. The seeds sprouted, and in no time we were planting!
The sprouted seed is ready to plant.
Gardening with 3 year olds can be fun!