A DIY Mother’s Day Craft Pack

Mother’s Day is the perfect celebration of the hard work that care givers of all kinds put in to raising and caring for their children. However, there can often be a feeling of awkwardness around Mother’s Day within the early years setting.

Every child and family comes to an educational setting with different values and experiences. Not every family dynamic is the same and one of the most important gifts we can give to children is to help them to feel good about the uniqueness of their family.

Why celebrate Mother’s Day?

One of the most important aspects of being an Early Years Educator is to teach children about different traditions and celebrations. Mother’s Day is a celebration and is a great opportunity to teach appreciation and respect. Not just for mothers, but for all people that children care about.

So, to help you celebrate Mother’s Day in your setting in an inclusive and progressive manner, we’ve put together this adaptable fun pack of activities that also can be used to encourage the development of key skills in the EYFS.

Paper Flowers in a Vase

You will need:

Step 1 – Create your flowers

Start by drawing your flower head on your coloured card and cut it out – you can experiment with all different types of flowers here. Next fold your flowers to punch two holes in the card. Add your green pipe cleaner stem through the holes and you have a flower!

Step 2 – Design your vase

Your lollipop sticks are going to form the vase so encourage the little ones to get creative with their design and colours as they add decoration to these sticks.

Step 3 – Create your vase

Start by rolling up a piece of card and secure it in place with some tape. Then glue each lollipop stick to the card. Add your ribbon around the sticks and tie into a bow. Pop your flowers in the top and you’re done!

Mother’s Day Cards

You will need:

Step 1 – Fold your card

First you need to fold your card down the middle. Now is a good time to get the little ones to write or draw a message inside.

Step 2 – Create the flower

Next, you’ll need to create a circle with your glue and stick your buttons on. Add some glue onto your pasta shapes and place them around the buttons to create petals

Step 3 – Add your stem and leaves

Every flower needs a good stem to hold things together. So now you’ll need to cut a piece of green pipe cleaner and glue it beneath your flower to make your stem. Add smaller pieces of your pipe cleaner to the bottom of the stem to create leaves

And voila! You’ve got a lovely homemade Mother’s Day card.

Tissue Paper Flower Bouquet

You will need:

Step 1 – Place and fold!

First things first, you‘ll need to put your two pieces of different coloured tissue paper on top of each and fold repeatedly, like you would with a fan!

Step 2 – Add your stem

Next, you need to place the pipe cleaner in the centre of the fanned tissue paper. You’ll need 2 inches of the pipe cleaner to sit above the tissue paper so that you can twist and secure the pipe cleaner in place with the tissue paper.

Step 3 – Scrunch and repeat!

Now you have your petals and your stem, you need to finally scrunch and unpick the fanned tissue paper until your flower starts to take shape. Repeat these steps as many times as you like to create as many flowers as you like!

All About My ____

You will need:

No materials needed, we’ve done it for you!

Simply print off our All About My _____ template and help your children write out how much their care giver means to them. It’s also a great chance for kids to practice their writing & spelling skills, word recognition, and understanding & expressing their emotions. The different prompts will encourage children to consider the right words to use to explain how they feel.

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