Mother's Day may be full of flowers, kid-made breakfast in bed and hugs, but it would not be complete without a school made gift or card. We can't wait to share with you 5 projects that we think are worthy to be pinned on the all mighty fridge!
1. Mother's Day Scalloped Card
A picture, paper, and a few die cut shapes are all it takes to create this sweet Mother's Day card. Let your student's imagination run wild as they color and glue on shapes, creating something they can't wait to give to mom. Check out this post for the full how-to.
2. 3-D Pop Up Card
Your students will love sharing this card idea with mom! Help students perfect their writing skills by asking them to write a few sentences to describe their mothers. We're pretty sure mom is going to love reading those! If you have younger students that aren't ready to write full sentences, this is a great manipulative activity that they'll enjoy putting together. Watch as Sandi demonstrates how to create this fun pop-up card.
3. Butterfly Wreath Symmetry
We absolutely love this symmetry lesson plan! You can use this folding technique with any die to create teach your students all about symmetry and once they're done, you can send it home to mom! Simply add a blank piece of paper to the back to write a message, or use this wreath as a border for a picture. One lesson, one gift- win-win!
4. Felt Flower Popsicle Stick Bookmarks
You don't need to have a green thumb to "grow" these colorful felt flowers. Whether your students choose to make one or a bouquet of these Felt Flower Bookmarks, it doesn't take too long and they make a great gift! If your class is studying the botanical unit, this is also a fabulous hands-on activity that will grab their action. Either way, mom is sure to treasure this sweet bookmark!
5. Mother's Day Card Ambigram
We love a good opportunity to turn projects into lessons and this ambigram card does just that! Tune in to watch as Sandi shows how to make this 3-D card and share it with your students. Mom will be so impressed, talk about a WOW factor!
What is your favorite project to do with your class in celebration of Mother's Day? Let us know in the comments below, we can't wait to read your ideas! Be sure to hashtag #ellisonedu on your posts if you share to Facebook and or Instagram! If you aren't already, make sure that you're following us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter for behind the scenes, tips, tricks, tutorials, and so much more!