One great way to celebrate Mother’s Day in children’s church or Sunday school is to have your students make gifts for their mothers. Here are a few ideas.
Handmade Card: Have all kinds of markers, crayons, stickers, and other items like buttons, sequence or glitter. so your students can make and decorate their own construction paper cards.
Pot and Seeds: Give each child a small pot with dirt in it. Have them plant a flower seed in the dirt. They can give this to their mom and let her know what kind of flower they planted.
Bookmarks: This is the same idea as the cards, but use cardstock and cut it in bookmark size strips.
Coupons: Have the children make redeemable coupons to place in their cards. Some idea for what to put on the coupons:
- One Hug
- One Kiss
- Do the Dishes
- Sweep the Floor
- Feed the Dog
- I’ll be quiet for a 1/2 hour.
Handprints: You can have the children dip their hands in washable paint and imprint their handprints on cardstock with their names and the date on it. You could also have the children make construction paper flowers. Another idea is to use plaster. Buy the plaster at a craft store. Don’t try to make it. Homemade plaster makes a mess and takes forever to dry.
Cookies or Brownies: If you want to get real adventurous, have your students help you make baked goods. Make sure there are enough for each child and each mom to have one.