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Free Printable Mother’s Day Questionnaire

Free Printable Mother's Day Questionnaire

This engaging and free printable Mother’s Day questionnaire is the perfect addition to any Mother’s Day gift or card. Moms will be sure to get a kick out of their children’s endearing responses.

Younger learners will dictate their responses to teachers. Older students may copy their answers onto their papers, while some may even be able to write some of their own words.

Two versions are included in the download: one featuring a boy and one featuring a girl.


downloadDOWNLOAD THE MOTHER’S DAY QUESTIONNAIRE.



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Owl Babies Art Activities

My first year of teaching I discovered a wonderful book, Owl Babies, written by Martin Waddell, and beautifully illustrated by Patrick Benson.

Three baby owls awake one night to find their mother missing. “Where’s mommy?” they wonder. Exactly where mommy is makes a wonderful story. In subsequent years, I have read this book to all my classes for Mother’s Day, and have found that it never fails to capture the children’s imagination. After reading the book, the children love making their very own owls, painted with bubble wrap, to take home. I like to extend this curriculum later in the week. We often have a group discussion about owls, their habitats, and the fact that they are nocturnal animals. I then like to follow up with some feather painting.


OWLS – MATERIALS USED:

– Our owl template
– Construction paper
– Large googly eyes
– Feathers
– Paint
– Bubble wrap
– Glue

FEATHER PAINTING – MATERIALS USED:

– Stiff feathers
– Paint
– Construction paper



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Mother’s Day Craft Can Gift

Mother's Day Craft Can Gift

Many of the children in my classroom have mothers who are very crafty. They love to scrapbook and paint. So this year I decided to to have the children make decorative craft cans for Mother’s Day.In preparation, I covered the cans with foam in a variety of colors (I discovered the best way to be sure the foam adhered properly was to use a glue gun). When it was time to complete the project, I provided each child with a can, some Tacky Glue and a variety of materials to decorate with. I encouraged each child to pick what they thought their mother would like best. I then sat back and watched some beautiful cans emerge. The children are all very excited about presenting their gifts at our Mother’s Day Tea.

Mother's Day Craft Can Gift


MATERIALS USED:

– Soup cans
– Craft foam sheets
– Scissors
– Glue gun
– Buttons
– Acrylic Jewels
– Foam self adhesive stickers
– Stickers
– Tacky Glue



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