Here are a few cute ideas for Mother's Day. They are connected to literature and can be completed within a couple of days! In addition to these ideas I will probably have my student make a portrait of their mom with a water-color background because they always turn out so adorable. In the past I've also done a class cook book where every student chooses a dish or dessert that their mom makes really well. Then they write the "secret recipe" of how their mom makes the dish. It's a really great review for expository writing, and they are hilarious!
This is one of my favorite books about "mom's." It has all kinds of things inside (and I mean all kinds of things-mom's have to be prepared)! The kids always enjoy making predictions about what's inside. Then we read the book to check our predictions. As we read we also discuss which things are absolutely necessary and which things are optional.
I LOVE this part of the cover!
Take a peek at a few pages. . .
There are zillions of other ways to use this book!
This year I'm going to try something new. Since we've already read "Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse." We'll use it for comprehension as we complete some comparing and contrasting activities and text to self connections.
Students will make a purse for their mom using cute scrapbook paper. Then they'll write about things that their mom has inside her purse that help her to stay prepared! I also made a venn diagram for students to compare and contrast Lilly's purse to their own mom's purse.
I have included a few examples of the class cookbook and a min-book about mom's (My Mom the Superhero). My students will probably trace and cut two purses. Then we'll seal the sides and bottom. Inside the top we'll add the "mom" book and "purse" writing.
Mother's Day Book
Purse Onal Greeting
Compare and Contrast_purse
my cup of tea
I love Mother's Day because I have a wonderful mom, because I love being a mom, and because I know so many loving and dedicated moms who deserve to be showered and appreciated!