The Ultimate Guide To The Perfect Mother's Day Gifts & Crafts For Kids

The Ultimate Guide To The Perfect Mother's Day Gifts & Crafts For Kids

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Give a gift with an extra special touch this Mothers Day with our FREE printable activity sheets crafts and handwriting practice activity ideas - because handmade gifts do have the most special touch!

Make memories & keepsake gifts to last a lifetime with these Quick, easy and totally lovable craft tutorial videos of the best crafts for kids. Tag us in @lovewritingco & send us pictures of your creations, we'd love to see!

We just wanted to say a very heartfelt thank you to all of the amazing Mummy's, Grandma's, Aunties, Teachers, Carers, Mother-Figures in our amazing Love Writing community. We celebrate your love and amazing support always - You're fabulous! Also, sending a big warm hug to anyone who is finding this week a little difficult as Mother’s Day approaches, you're always in our thoughts. Happy Mother’s Day!

Here we go… our ultimate Mother’s Day crafts for kids ideas, video tutorials, printables and so much more - let’s make the most special gifts this year whilst helping our little ones to practice fine motor skills, handwriting confidence, letter & word formation, build hand strength and much more.

In this blog, you'll find: 

  • Mother’s Day activities for the whole family to love! 
  • Activities to practice handwriting this Mother’s Day for kids
  • Access all of your FREE Mother’s Day printable crafts for kids, Top Craft Ideas & Easy Step-By-Step Video Tutorials

 

1. Write a supermarket list of shopping for Mom’s special breakfast

Get them involved in the day and practice handwriting by asking them to help write out a shopping list for Mom’s Special Breakfast. 

Set out a template with the following columns:

  • ‘What’s On The Menu?’
  • ‘What Ingredients Do We Need?’
  • ‘How many people are eating?’
  • ‘Where will we get these ingredients from?’

By providing your child with a task of independence to think about what meal they would like to prepare, what ingredients they need and give them the responsibility to write this down, it not only gets them practising their handwriting but also allows them to feel valued and increases confidence. 

…Plus I am sure your special person will be super happy with a home-made breakfast cooked by little-chef’s! P.s Don't forget to use your Tripod grip Writing Pencils For Children, Shop our special chunky pencils for ages 3-9 here. 

 

 

2. YES Day!

You may or may not have heard of a YES day for kids on Tiktok or Instagram so why not switch it up and make a YES day for Moms? For a whole day, the only response Mom will get when she asks you to do something is YES!

 

3. Movie Night - Because who doesn't love a cosy movie night?!

Mother’s Day is coming to us on a Sunday this year so most of us will be heading back to work/school the next day. Keep it simple by hosting a movie night in the evening with snacks, comfy blankets and PJ's! Getting the family together and watching a film together builds strong family bonds and creates memories that you'll never forget. 

 

4. Make a Scrapbook & Practice handwriting at the same time!

A great gift idea for Mom is to show her all the amazing memories you and your family have shared together in one big scrapbook! This is a lovely independent design project to help improve creative thinking, handwriting and fine motor skills. 

Grab a blank sketchbook or just fold and staple some paper together to create your book. Print off lots of family photos to add to your sketchbook, if you do not have access to a printer ask little ones to draw their favourite memories. Write some words or a sentence underneath each picture and decorate your scrapbook.

Top tip: Our 3-in-1 Washable Arty Fine Motor Crayons are perfect to decorate your scrapbooks - with three creative uses: crayons, watercolours and pastel. Shop Here

 

5. Write Mom An Acrostic Poem

Get your thinking caps on and improve our creative writing skills starting by writing out all the great things about Mummy. Try asking little ones to think of words beginning with each letter of moms name. Or think of a word for each letter of the word mother. Put it all together and you have an acrostic poem!

sMart
lOving
beauTiful
Happy
Extraordinary
inspiRing

You could make a short poem, a long poem, a rhyming poem or an acrostic poem, the opportunities are endless! Writing poems will help your child to expand their vocabulary, understand and engage with phonics and most importantly have fun being creative!

Top Tip: Don’t forget to use our Tripod Grip Pencils when writing your open to strengthen, support and develop their handwriting. Shop here 10% off using code BLOG10

 

6. Mom Coupons!

Mom Coupons! Coupons she can redeem ANYTIME, ANYWHERE she wants! 

Super simple and easy to make and will be sure to put a smile on her face. 

Get your little one to trace out some rectangle shapes on a piece of paper and cut these out using their fine motor skills. Have a conversation about all of the things you think Mom will love as a coupon and ask them to write them down.

A few ideas:

  • ‘Free Hugs All day!’
  • ‘A Foot Massage’
  • ‘A Head Rub for 15 Minutes’
  • ‘Peace and quiet for  5minutes’ (I’d make a few of those). 

A great idea to get the kids stuck in with their handwriting practice and think of ways to be kind and help Mom out! 

Top Tips: Use our small special chunky writing pencils for the best handwriting practice and Arty Crayons for easy-clean fun. Available for ages 3-9 years

 Check out our coupon creations for inspo here! ⬇️

 

 

7. A List To Make Them Smile: 5 Things I Love About My Mom!

Mom will be overjoyed with a list of all the reasons why you love her so much. Whether that be her amazing cooking, beautiful hair or her fabulous laugh, the whole list will be sure to make her smile ear to ear. 

Writing a list can definitely be less daunting for some children as its brief and simpler format can spark quick thinking and imagination easier than forming entire sentences. 

Add in some images or pictures into your lists to make it appropriate for even younger children to get involved. Get them drawing, writing and colouring in to help practise mark-making, improve fine motor skills, and build a solid writing foundation.

Top tip: Use our Love Writing Co. Tripod Grip Handwriting Pencils to help your child learn to write easier, quicker and in a fun way. Perfectly designed for a child's hand. Shop Here.

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Our age appropriate writing pencils will help your child to: 

 

Craft Ideas: The Ultimate Crafts For Mother's Day!

8. Positive Affirmation Flowers For Mom: I Love You Because...

Watch our tutorial here on how to make yours here: Click to watch on YouTube. 

 

 All you will need:

 

9. Hand-Print Paper Lillie's - A Firm Favourite!!

Watch our tutorial here on how to make yours here: Click to watch on YouTube. 

crafts for kids mothers day fine motor free activities

 

10. I Love You Keep-Sake Jar! DOWNLOAD your FREE Activity Printable Sheets!

Watch our tutorial here on how to make yours here: Click to watch on YouTube. 

Download your FREE Mothers Day Jar activity here - Free Downloads available for all newsletter subscribers. Click here to get yours now! 

Simply grab an old glass jar (an old jam jar, peanut jar, coffee jar etc) and download our Love Writing Co. activity jar cut out template to fill your jar with kind, loving and sentimental notes. 

Download, print and cut out each individual message for them to trace and practice handwriting too. Each message is traceable and they can personalise each cut out message too. PLUS add cut out of flowers, hearts and stars to give that extra special touch. Lots of fun colouring! 

Add on some with pretty ribbons and she will be sure to keep the jar forever. Top Tip: Perfect with our erasable colour pencils (yes, erasable!!) and Washable Arty Crayons 3-in-1 Crayon, Pastel and Watercolour. Shop 15% off here

Super cute jar creation here! ⬇️

 

11. Love Heart Finger Print Art!

Watch our tutorial here on how to make yours here: Click to watch on YouTube. 

12. Cupcake Liner Flower Cards

You will need:

Simply draw out a flower shape onto the coloured card and cut this out. Once you have your flower shape, stick a cupcake liner in the centre to turn it 3-D! On the back of your flower, write out a special message using great handwriting practice.

Stick the flower onto a piece of folded card to make a greetings card or onto a green lollipop stick acting as the stem. You can either hand Mummy the card for Mother’s day or if you choose to use a green lollipop stick, add it into a small vase as a special flower! 

Top Tip: Write the message onto the paper cards before you stick the cupcake liner on to make sure you have a flat surface to write on - because we all know how important flat surface writing is!

 

13. Hand-Print Flower Cards & Thumb Butterflies!

Watch our Video Tutorial Here! Click to watch on YouTube. 

With 3 magical uses: Crayon, Pastel and Watercolour all in one sticks, our Washable Arty Crayons are a must have for this activity!

Simply use as a crayon on a piece of paper, grab a paintbrush and some water and transform the crayon into a watercolour. Then, pop your hand into the watercolour and onto the paper. Press firmly for a few seconds to leave a print. 

Lift your hand for a beautiful hand-print and repeat with thumb-prints for smaller butterfly designs.

Check out our creations here! ⬇️

 

 

14. Mother's Day Bouquet - Newsletter Subscriber Exclusive

Make your own beautiful 3-D flower bouquet! Print out and colour in your flowers then cut out the template. Once you have cut out your template, fold it over to complete your bouquet, you can follow the instruction sheet included to help you.

This activity helps improve fine motor skills and unleashes creativity through cutting, sticking, colouring and drawing. Sign up to our newsletter at www.lovewritingco.com to receive yours & many more free activity sheets. 

And that's a Wrap! We hope you all love all of these ideas & we wish you a very Happy Mother's Day! Don't forget to snap, tag & share with us on socials using the tag @lovewritingco - we'd love to see all of your creations!

- Love from, Love Writing Co. x

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