Mother’s Day is on Sunday, and now is a wonderful time for children to use skills they’ve learned to create special gifts for their mothers. For children who are homeschooled, dads can help – or moms can provide materials on activity trays on low shelves for children to create their own special cards and gifts.
Here are some posts with Montessori-inspired ideas that work well for Mother’s Day gifts:
Flowers and Plants
Mother’s Day Plants from My Montessori Journey (one of my favorite Mother’s Day activities when I had a Montessori school)
Mother’s Day Walk to Study the Wildflowers from Montessori Mom
Demonstrate flower arranging and provide the flowers, enabling your child to create a Mother’s Day arrangement. As guidelines, you could use posts about arranging flowers from The Education of Ours, Glue Sky, Info Montessori, Montessori Mama, and Simply Montessori.
Breakfast in Bed or Cooking for Mom
Teach your child how to cook simple foods, and you might experience breakfast in bed on Mother’s Day! Preschoolers and older children can be taught to prepare recipes such as Mother’s Day Microwave Scrambled Eggs on Toast from Kiboomu.
Montessori Mom has links to some Easy Mother’s Day Recipes.
Gifts to Create at School or Home
A Child’s Art Studio: Glitter Work from Cooperating 4 Boys (blog is no longer available) had great ideas for resources to have available for creating cards and other gifts of love.
A Perfect Mother’s Day Clay Project is a fun project from Inspired Montessori.
Montessori Curriculum Ideas for Mother’s Day, Celebrating Mother’s Day in the Montessori Classroom, and Mother’s Day in the Montessori Classroom have lots of ideas for creating a special Mother’s Day from North American Montessori Center.
Mother’s Day Activities of all Types
Although not all Montessori-inspired, there are links to Mother’s Day activities of all types and for all levels in our Living Montessori Now Community! Please share your posts and ideas as well!
Have a wonderful Mother’s Day! 🙂