Happy Mother’s Day!

We just finished up all of the Mother’s Day festivities within my classroom and I thought that I would share what we did with all of you.

We held a Mother’s Day and Family Tea to celebrate with our families!  This was so much fun!  First we made invitations to send home.  You can see the invitations here:  mothers day tea invitation idea.  I copied these onto construction paper and student’s water colored the first page.  Then we cut out each tea pot and stapled them together at the top.  My little students were so excited to take this home to share with their families.

We also performed a few songs for our parents the day of the tea party.  We sang the following:

  • I’m a Little Teapot
  • Each of Us is a Flower
  • Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
  • I Love Mommy

It was very cute!  After our performance, student’s passed out the cards that they made.  Here is a picture of the card:

Here is a picture of the inside of the card:

If you are interested, then here is the poem for the inside of the card:  Mother’s day flower poem.

After students passed out their cards, we then had station activities to complete with their families.  I set up basically three stations.  The back table featured refreshments–juice, water, and cookies (I know I didn’t actually have tea :)).  Students were able to decorate and eat a cookie there.  The next table had tea pot frames to decorate that I purchased from Oriental Trading.  The final station was a picture station, where students took a picture with their families.  Here are some pictures from our classroom:

These were the chairs for the parents to view the performance.

This was the program on each chair that featured the morning festivities.

Yummy refreshments

Cookie decorating table

Frame decorating table

If you would like ordering information on the Tea Pot frames, then you can click here.

There are also many great websites that are wonderful resources if you are considering holding a Mother’s Day tea/performance in your classroom.  Here are some of my favorites:

  1. Green Gables Kindergarten– scroll down to the bottom of the May page for a TON of great ideas and printables for your Mother’s Day theme.
  2. Little Giraffe’s Mother’s Day Theme– wonderful ideas and pictures here.
  3. Preschool Education Mother’s Day Ideas–there are lots of art ideas and activity ideas here.

I’d love to hear how you celebrated Mother’s Day in your classrooms.  Feel free to share ideas!

~Barb

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