Mother's Day Project Ideas and Freebies for May

Mother's Day is right around the corner! It always sneaks up on me. Every year, I say that I'm going to get an early start on the projects. This year I mean it! I am heading out to the craft stores with coupons in hand to get everything I need for upcoming Mother's Day projects! 

My class will be making a project similar to this one using a 2 inch binder clip, some fuzzy rainbow craft yarn and flower scrapbook embellishments. (I found colored binder clips at Staples!) You can use it as a recipe holder or photo stand! 

source~ My Lovely Inspirations

My Mother's Day Lunch Bag Scrapbook is officially my number one selling craftivity to date and I am just thrilled! I've gotten such positive feedback letting me know how adorable the projects turned out! I made one for my mom too and she loved it! :)

If you're looking for a sweet, unique gift idea, you may want to check it out at my shops!

Last year, our team decided to work our project in with our unit on plant life cycles so my first grade kiddos painted 4 inch terra cotta pots with their choice of a variety of beautiful, spring-colored acrylic paints. I have decorated pots with my students in every way, shape and form over the years and think I have finally come up with the simplest, nicest design of all~ white polka dots on a colored pot! 

I found the perfect supplies for painting at Joanne's. They make disposable rollers with handles! These are great for little hands and cheap too! I also purchased some dot painting sticks. They have a felt tip rather than a sponge. They are the perfect size and won't splat paint when used.

Rather than planting the traditional flower in the pot, I send home the gift as a planting kit. This is the best idea ever! The soil goes home in the pot inside a baggie. I purchased large seeds and put them in one of those plastic ziplock earring bags also at Joanne's. I made colored copies of the seed pack and reduced the size of the image to place one in each tiny bag with the seeds. I found these cute colorful shovels and kids garden tools in the dollar spot at Target. The seed bag is attached to the shovel with a ribbon and little cardstock card that reads:
Mom, my love for you grows and grows! 

The kit was adorable and I did not have to worry about the plant getting crushed or broken on the way home or dirt spilling inside the bag and making a mess of our pretty pots! Depending on your budget, you could add a pair of garden gloves to your kit. That would be super-cute!

Speaking of planting and flowers, here is a May flowers-themed attendance for the SMARTBoard freebie for you!

 Are you having a Mother's Day Tea or Muffins with Mom celebration? This is not a poem for your students, but one for busy moms based on the pattern in Laura Numeroff's books! Your moms should get a kick out of it! It's also a freebie at my TPT shop. Click on the picture to download a copy.
Freebie Fridays

I'll leave you with a fun video you can pass along to anyone who needs a good laugh!This is hilarious!
I can relate, can you? 


  1. Love the binder clip photo stand! And I think it is something we can manage, too!

    FIngers crossed for your adorable scrapbook, too!

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  2. I LOVE the MOM Song! I think I need to put that in a gift! HAHAHAHA!
    wendy Cute photo stand!

  3. My favorite is the binder clip craft! Very cute... I love your blog. I'm your newest follower. :)
    Creating Lifelong Learners

  4. Hi Jeannine! Thanks for visiting my blog today and leaving a comment. :) I will add your blog to the 2nd grade list ASAP. I love your blog design - super cute! Your mother's day lunchbag scrapbook looks adorable. Mother's Day has snuck up on my this year so I'll just do the same thing we did last year, but it's great to have all of these good ideas for another time. Thanks for sharing!!
    Teacher Treasure Hunter

  5. So man great ideas in this post! Thanks so much for sharing! I am a fellow second grade teacher blogger and am a new follower... Found you through the Blogiversary Celebration!

    Sarah @ Hoots N Hollers


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