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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!
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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.
- 12 vivid and rich colours
- Crayons for creative colouring and writing
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- Premium finish so simple to clean
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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!
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!
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!
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.
- Learn to write in comfort
- Write more often
- Adopt a dynamic tripod grip
- Apply less pressure when writing
- Develop hand muscle coordination
- Learn pencil grip & control
- Helps improve fine motor skills
Craft Ideas: The Ultimate Crafts For Mother's Day!
- Assorted coloured card
- Love Writing Co. special small chunky Tripod Grip writing pencils - If you haven’t already got yours, Click here to check them out!
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
12. Cupcake Liner Flower Cards
You will need:
- Coloured cards (colour options: yellow to make daffodils, red to make roses and blue for bluebells)
- Colourful cupcake cases
- Your Love Writing Co. special small chunky writing pencils - If you haven’t already got yours, you need to try them out here for ages 3-9. Click here
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!
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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- Ways to help your child hold a pencil correctly: https://lovewritingco.com/blogs/blog/ways-to-help-your-child-hold-a-pencil
- Thanks for reading! Happy Writing, from the whole Love Writing Co. Team
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