Handmade presents, painting projects, and activities are among the Mother’s Day tasks for toddlers. Everything you need to honor Mom on Mother’s Day, including Mother’s Day exercise suggestions! (Additionally, this list is customizable for relatives, instructors, and fathers…)
Updated April 2021
Mother’s Day is quickly approaching, and it’s time to start making presents, projects, and messages to honor the mothers in our lives.
Handmade tokens of love , in other words.
To be honest, many of the gifts in this article (most of which are present ideas) can be readily converted to Father’s Day gifts, gifts for cherished cousins, brothers, and grandparents, and even teacher gifts. But since it’s almost Mother’s Day, we’ll just name them Mother’s Day presents for the time being.
31 Mother’s Day Projects for Kids
The irony is that the majority of my followers are mothers. And mothers are frequently the ones looking for arts and crafts ideas and enjoyable tasks for their children.
But, as I write this, I’m hoping that those same mothers are being cared for by others in their lives – fathers, neighbors, teachers, uncles, grandparents, and so on – and that someone is looking for Mother’s Day present ideas and assisting the kids in creating meaningful messages and gifts if assistance is required.
4 Mother’s Day Art Projects for Kids
These art projects make beautiful gifts for Mom!
- Queen Mom Mother’s Day portraits painted by kids
- Make a tape resist artwork that says MOM or I Love You
- Make and decorate a framed artwork with beaded handle
- Paint lace to make a beautiful DIY wall hanging
12 Handmade Gifts for Mother’s Day
These are gifts that kids can make or help make.
- Create a book of kids’ artwork
- Make a lace heart ornament (or set of magnets) with air dry clay
- Make glue batik eye pillows or napkins
- Use this kit to make a set of art magnets for the fridge
- Create a beautiful suncatcher from pony trinkets made of plastic(or one like this dreamy mobile on Babble Dabble Do)
- Make beautiful, decorative paper plate bowls
- Make a hand-painted bead key chain (on Meri Cherry)
- Or a handprint keychain with shrinky dinks plastic (on Grey House Harbor)
- Make little DIY notebooks with artwork covers
- Create an air dry clay hand dish (on My Poppet Makes)
- Use this free printable to fill out and make a book for Mom (on hello, Wonderful)
- Gift a T-shirt with child’s artwork (on No Time for Flash Cards)
6 Flower Crafts for Mom
Four of these are presents, and two are notes for Mother’s Day.
- Make Mom a flower crown
- Pick and arrange a special bouquet of flowers (perhaps begin with an invitation to create with flowers)
- Make an egg carton flower pin (on Pink Stripey Socks)
- Create a bouquet of vibrantly colored coffee filter flowers (on Fun at Home with Kids)
- Make a tissue paper flower card (on hello, Wonderful)
- Try a pop-up flower card (on Red Ted Art)
4 Photo Gifts for Mom
Photos are always good gifts for mothers!
- Even the littlest kids can make self portrait art when they start with a photo
- Make a painted rock photo holder (on Buggy and Buddy) and gift with a photo
- Decorate a frame and use it to frame a photograph of a kid or a photograph of Mother and child together
- Assemble a photo cube for Mom , perhaps with some photographs and artwork from the kid
5 Mother’s Day Activities for Families
These are some entertaining Mother’s Day things to do with Mom!
- Draw or paint “ maps of your hearts ” together
- Try an interactive heart drawing activity
- Bring Mom breakfast in bed with an arrangement of flowers, a lovely tablecloth, and a Mother’s Day message. Blueberry pastries, handmade donuts, or cherry buns come to mind.
- Cook a favorite family recipe together (Alternatively, attempt something fresh! Could I recommend the finest cherry pie recipe ever?)
- Garden together . Maybe today is an excellent day to start a bean pole tent! Alternatively, you could work on a smaller craft, such as a corner flower container or a dish of intriguing plants.
So, how about you? What are your best Mother’s Day activities for children? Or what about Mother’s Day activities for the whole family?