“A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.”
– Cardinal Mermillod
No truer words have ever been spoken. There’s little that can compare with a mother’s love, and with Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s the perfect opportunity to show just how much you appreciate her.
Sometimes, the smallest actions can have the biggest impact. What better way for your preschool-age child to demonstrate gratitude for their caring mother than with a thoughtful, handmade gift?
You don’t need to spend a lot of money to treat the mother figure in your home like a queen. As a family-orientated preschool in Parkland, we have a few suggestions on fun art and craft activities for your little one to enjoy and create something special for their mom.
Crafts for Preschool-Aged Children
Helping your little one create a thoughtful Mother’s Day gift doesn’t only benefit the leading lady in the home, but also helps to stimulate the mind of your preschooler. The art of creating is very important for early childhood development, and here are a few suggestions to get you started.
Mother’s Day Handprint Flowerpot
Bringing a bunch of flowers home is an age-old act of appreciation and kindness that is certain to bring a smile to a mother’s face. Even better is when the flowers are handmade and stuck on the handprint of their precious loved one in the form of a handprint flowerpot.
To begin, you need the following:
- A few sheets of colored paper (green, colors for the flowers, and brown for the pot)
- Pair of scissors
- Pen or koki
- Stick of glue
- Optional jewels
To create the adorable handprint flowerpot, you can follow these basic steps:
- Place the green paper on a flat surface and trace the handprint on the paper
- Cut out the traced handprint
- Cut out flower shapes from the colored paper
- Fold the brown sheet in half and cut out a pot shape, gluing the top of the pot layers together to create a flap
- Assemble the flowers, use the handprint as the stems and place them on the pot, sticking everything in place on a blank piece of paper
- Add the jewels in the center of the flowers for an extra touch
- Write a thoughtful Mother’s Day note underneath the flap of the pot plant
Recycled Tin Can Planters
This craft project is a fun preschool activity that will give an old tin can a second use and purpose.
Gather the following:
- Old tin cans
- Metallic pen
- Soil and a plant
This craft is easy and fun to make, just make sure to check the tin cans for sharp edges.
- Clean out the empty tin cans and dry them off
- Paint the cans in bright and bold colors (either in a plain color or a mix-and-match)
- Once the paint is dry, fill the can with soil and a succulent
- Use the metallic pen to write a loving note on the can (for example, “I love mom” or “Mom rocks”)
Thumbprint Butterfly Mugs
Have you ever experimented to see how many pictures can be made using a thumbprint? If not, now is the perfect time to give it a go. A thumbprint butterfly mug is the perfect Mother’s Day gift with a sentimental touch.
- Plain, white mug
- Enamel acrylic paint
- Small paintbrush
- Ceramic sealer (dishwasher safe)
With just a few basic steps, you can have a colorful, personalized mug.
- Clean and dry the mug properly
- Dip the child’s thumbprint into the paint and stamp the print onto the mug
- Clean the thumb and dip into another color
- Stamp the butterfly’s wings on either side of the original thumbprint
- Use the small paintbrush to paint little antennae on the butterfly
- Repeat the process in as many colors, for as many butterflies as you want
- Allow the mug to dry and cover it with a sealer for extra protection
In Honor Of The Mother of Both Parkland & Providence Children’s Academy
This Mother’s Day, we take a moment to honor all mothers and mother figures in our community. For the single mom, the working mom, the stay-at-home mom, and the father who plays both roles. We’d also like to make special mention of Donna Lynn Morgan, the founding mother of Parkland Children’s Academy and Providence Children’s Academy, who sadly passed away recently.
Donna had an infectious laugh, a spirited personality, and a caring spirit. She is survived by her daughter, Danielle, her son Jonathan, and her three grandchildren, Jaxson, Samantha, and Stevie; all of whom she loved more than life itself. Her legacy lives on in Danielle and Jonathan, who continue to care for the children at Parkland & Providence Children’s Academy. If you’re looking for a preschool in Parkland that focuses on family and prioritizes your child’s development, then contact us at 954-688-5877.