On Mother's Day, we celebrate all of the mothers, grandmothers and the caregivers in our lives who “Mother” us. So this week, have the children take time to really take notice of all the things that Mothers do for us.
Imagine you are applying for a job as a Mother. Can you write out a job description? For example…A Mom must be able to cook, give good hugs etc. How many diﬀerent things can you come up with? Can you think of any other job that has to do so many diﬀerent things?
How many people can you think of in your life who are like mothers to you? What kinds of things do they do for you? Think of all of the people who take care of you and help you to grow up strong and healthy.
How is God like a mother? Does God take care of us, teach us, and love us?
The video story this week is called “The Runaway Bunny”, by Margaret Wise Brown.check it out below in this post.
It shows that no matter where a child may go, a mother will always ﬁnd a way to stay close and keep their child safe and loved. God is like that too… no matter where we are or what we are going through, God is always with us, keeping us safe and making sure we know how much we are loved.
WRITE A PRAYER
Write a prayer this week, thanking all of the Mothers and all those who “Mother”us in our lives. And don’t forget to thank God for giving us mothers…and for “mothering” us, too!
WRITE A POEM
Try writing a poem for your Mother using the letters in the word MOTHER. There are a couple of templates below if you want to use one of them to get you started!
My Mother is….
M………. (Marvellous, Magniﬁcent, etc)
MAKE SPECIAL COUPONS FOR MOM
Think of some special things you could do for your mom like set the table, read her a story, clean up your room, etc. Then get some paper and write each one on its own piece. You can colour or decorate your coupons and maybe put them all in a special envelope for her. Then tell your mom that she can use one coupon each day until they run out. (It might be nice to give her quite a few!)
MAKE A FLOWER BOUQUET
White glue or a glue stick
Pencil with a ﬂat, unused eraser on the end.
On the cardboard, cut out the shape of a ﬂower. You can make your own or use the template below.
Cut the tissue paper into small, 1/2 inch or 1 inch squares. Wrap a piece of tissue around the end of the eraser and scrunch ir until it takes the shape of the eraser and makes a “petal”.
Keeping it on the end of the pencil, dip the tissue in a small amount of glue and then place the tissue on the cardboard ﬂower, removing the pencil carefully so the petal keeps its shape.
Repeat until the entire ﬂower is ﬁlled with the little tissue petals. Then glue the ﬂower to a popsicle stick so it has a stem.
Make a whole bouquet of them for Mom, using diﬀerent colours of tissue paper for each one.
BREAKFAST IN BED FOR MOM
1 and a 1/2 cups ﬂour
3 and a 1/2 tsps baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp sugar
1 and 1/4 cups milk
3 Tbsp melted butter
Mix together, leaving batter a bit lumpy. Let batter rest for a few minutes. Scoop batter onto a lightly oiled pan in small circles, and cook over medium heat. Flip when bubbles star popping.
Variations: As soon as the batter is poured, place 5-6 blueberries in each pancake. Or try chocolate chips for a more decadent treat!
Fruit salads can be fun to make and yummy to eat! Try using sliced bananas, grapes, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, melon chunks, apples, oranges, grapefruit…any combination of these make a great salad! Top with a bit of whipped cream for an extra special treat!