Mother’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate motherhood and mothers around the world. But it’s also so much more than that – it teaches children the importance of gratitude, appreciation and giving back.
It needn’t be complicated or costly either. What is of value is that children learn how to take care of others, show gratitude and connect on a deeper level. These are attributes that are sorely needed today to help young children flourish into the centred, caring adults of the future.
Here are two simple fun last-minute activities your kids can get involved with today.
- Epsom salts
- Himalayan rock salt
- A pretty glass jar
Simply fill the glass jar with a layer of Epsom salt and then a layer of Himalayan rock salt, using a spoon, until it is full. You can also decorate a sticky label with either an image or message and stick it on the bottle.
- A4 white card x 2
- Paint brush
- Pom pom
- Green pipe cleaner
Allow your child to paint the card in the colour they wish to. Leave it to dry. Next, get another piece of white card, place their hand on the white card and trace around their hand. Cut it out and use the same template to create a further 3 handprint flowers. Next, fold the painted card in two and use one side to create the flower display. Use the green piping as stems and stick them down. Once you have glued these down, stick the flower templates on the stems. Finally, glue down the pom poms at the bottom of each flower template.
Wishing you all a very happy Mother’s Day.
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