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Crafting Love: Mother's Day Fun for Preschoolers in the Classroom

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With Mother's Day just around the corner, it's time to celebrate the incredible women in our lives. For preschoolers, this is a special day to express their love and creativity. Crafting with little ones creates cherished keepsakes and fosters their imagination and fine motor skills. So, let's explore some delightful Mother's Day crafts perfect for those tiny hands!

Understanding Mom Magic 

Why are Moms Simply the Best? Let's start by appreciating why Mother's Day is such a unique occasion. Moms are like superheroes - they comfort us when we're sad, prepare delicious snacks, read bedtime stories, and guide us in learning new things. After all, moms are the ones who heal our wounds and cheer us on at every step! This Mother's Day, let's celebrate all the love and magic our moms bring.

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Handprint Flower Bouquet

What better way to say 'I love you' than with a bouquet? This craft captures the essence of springtime blooms while preserving your child's precious handprints. Start by painting your child's palm and fingers with colorful, non-toxic paint. Then, carefully press their hand onto a paper to create the flower petals. Once dried, add stems and leaves with green paint or markers. Voila! You have a beautiful bouquet that Mom will cherish as a symbol of your love.


  • Non-toxic washable paint in assorted colors
  • Paintbrushes
  • White construction paper or cardstock
  • Green construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Decorate a Picture Frame

Every mom loves displaying photos of her little ones, so why not create a personalized picture frame together? You can find inexpensive wooden frames at craft stores, perfect for little artists to decorate. Provide an array of embellishments like stickers, glitter, and foam shapes, and let your child's creativity run wild. Encourage them to add unique touches, whether a hand-drawn heart or a sprinkle of glitter. Once the masterpiece is complete, insert a photo of the student and watch Mom's face light up joyfully.


  • Wooden picture frame or popsicle sticks
  • Assorted stickers, glitter, and foam shapes
  • Non-toxic glue
  • Paintbrushes
  • Washable paint
  • Family photo

Handprint Heart Card

Simple yet heartfelt, this handprint heart card will surely melt Mom's heart. Fold a piece of construction paper in half to create the card. Then, paint your child's palm with washable paint in their favorite color and press it onto the front of the card. Next, dip their thumb into a contrasting color and push it just above the palm print to form the top of the heart. Finally, add a sweet message inside, and you have a keepsake that Mom will treasure forever.


  • Construction paper or cardstock
  • Non-toxic washable paint in assorted colors
  • Paintbrushes
  • Marker or pen

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Fingerprint Charm Necklace

Craft a one-of-a-kind fingerprint charm necklace for a truly personalized and heartwarming gift! Start by rolling out air-dry clay to about 1/4 inch thickness. Guide your students to gently press their fingers into the clay, leaving behind their unique prints, then use a small straw to create a hole at the top for the necklace string. After the clay has dried, let their creativity shine as they paint the necklace with their favorite colors and apply a protective sealant. Thread a string or chain through the hole and tie it securely to create a beautiful keepsake. This charming necklace will surely be treasured by its recipient, serving as a constant reminder of the love and thoughtfulness behind it.


  • Air-dry clay
  • Rolling pin
  • Straw
  • Paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • String or yarn
  • Clear sealant

Mother's Day Coupon Book

Create a DIY coupon book filled with special offers that Mom can redeem throughout the year by cutting several small rectangular pieces of colored paper to serve as your coupons. On each coupon, have your child write or draw a special favor or activity they'd like to offer Mom, such as "One Free Hug," "Breakfast in Bed," "Movie Night of Your Choice," or "A Day of No Chores." Once all the coupons are decorated and filled out, stack them together and punch a hole in one corner, then use a ribbon or string to tie the coupons into a booklet. Presenting Mom with this coupon book gives her thoughtful gestures to look forward to and provides opportunities for quality time and shared experiences throughout the year.


  • Construction paper or white cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Markers or crayons
  • Hole punch
  • Ribbon or string

Mother's Day is an opportunity for us to honor the extraordinary women who play vital roles in our lives, and what could be more special than crafting heartfelt gifts to express our gratitude? These delightful and straightforward crafts are ideal for young learners to tangibly showcase their affection and appreciation. Crafting activities foster creativity and cherished memories, from handprint bouquets to decorated picture frames and handmade necklaces. So, get ready, gather your materials, and embark on a joyful Mother's Day crafting journey in the classroom. Remember to share photos and videos using your parent communication tools to capture the joy and creativity of your Mother's Day crafting activities!

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