If you’re looking for a sweet but simple Mother’s Day idea that works well for preschoolers, consider a Mother’s Day card tray with an All About My Mom or Grandma questionnaire. A preschooler can make a special design for the front of the card, and a Mother’s Day questionnaire can be a wonderful (and sometimes hilarious) keepsake.
Simple Montessori-Inspired Card-Making Tray
For the tray, I just used a Multicraft tray, colored cardstock, stickers, art materials (such as Pentel oil pastels) of your choice, and a glue stick for attaching the completed questionnaire to the inside of the card.
For an older child, you could have a simple card-making tray available in a closed cabinet in your child’s room or in a lower kitchen cabinet. It’s nice if the cabinet has a door that closes so your child can feel the creation of cards is a special surprise.
I always had colored construction paper or typing paper, markers, and stickers available for card-making projects. My children liked to make cards for holidays like Mother’s Day, but they also made cards spontaneously at other times.
I also recommend keeping a box of 5¾” by 8¾” greeting-card envelopes available for projects like this. The envelopes can be purchased at any office-supply store and give your child an easy, professional-looking way to finish the card. My children have made their own envelopes before as well, although purchased envelopes can still be personalized with markers, stickers, etc.
Free All About My Mother and All About My Grandma Questionnaire Printables
There are a number of wonderful Mother’s Day questionnaires available online. Here are some sweet ones that are very similar. Just choose one that has the design or colors you want to use.
The Mother’s Day questionnaire for mom or grandma from Crafting Chicks is the one I used with my 3-year-old granddaughter, Zoey, when she made a card for her mom. A child could make any type of design on the front, a flower similar to the one pictured or an open-ended design created by the child. Some of the open-ended Mother’s Day designs my kids created for me were my very favorites. I think the questionnaire is perfect for the inside of the card. It’s such a fun keepsake when a preschooler’s answers are used for the questionnaire.
The “All About My Mom” or “All About My Grandma” Mother’s Day questionnaire from Crafty Morning could include a drawing of mom or grandma at the front or inside of the card.
If you call your mother “Mum,” (such as in the UK, Australia, or New Zealand), you can download a free “All about My Mum” questionnaire from Mum Made Mine.
Mother’s Day Gifts on Living Montessori Now
Here are the Mother’s Day gifts I’ve helped my now-3-year-old granddaughter make for her mom.
Handprint Keepsake for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or Grandparents Day
Thumbprint Keepsake Keychain Gift for Mothers, Grandmothers, and Teachers
Simple and Sweet Craft Stick Photo Frame Gift Kids Can Make
Montessori-Inspired Mother’s Day Gifts, Cards, and Songs
I have roundup posts with Montessori-Inspired Mother’s Day ideas: Montessori-Inspired Mother’s Day 1, Montessori-Inspired Mother’s Day 2, Mother’s Day- and Teacher Appreciation Gifts for Kids to Give, and Free Mother’s Day Songs and Rhymes for Circle Time.
Mother’s Day Quotes and Grandparent Quotes (Including Grandmother and Grandfather Quotes) for Cards and Gifts
I have posts at BitsofPositivity.com with best Mother’s Day quotes and best grandparent quotes (including grandmother and grandfather quotes).
Kids’ Mother’s Day Activities Pinterest Board
You’ll find links here to all sorts of Mother’s Day activities and gifts.
Have a Happy Mother’s Day! 🙂
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