This post may contain affiliate links. View the full disclosure statement for more details. Sign up for the Schooling a Monkey newsletter to gain access to more hands-on activity ideas!
Take a look around the Internet and you will find hundreds of crafts and projects for kids to do for Mother’s Day.
I have a little bit of a problem with these. Unless you are a teacher making a project for the students in your class, who is in charge of making these Mother’s Day crafts?
It is probably the mother.
So, I’m not the biggest fan of Mother’s Day crafts- at least at home. If you have a crafty husband, then he can do the crafts with your kids. 🙂 Or you can make them for Grandma. 🙂 I’m fine with that, but no mom should have to make her own Mother’s Day gift!
Actually, the coolest Mother’s Day present I ever got was not meant to be a Mother’s Day present at all. It was actually something we purchased for Valentine’s Day, to put Valentines in.
Monkey decided to make it a real mail box so we could send notes back and forth. She would write me a note, then I would write her a note. We’ve done this for several months now, and I love reading her funny little notes.
A mailbox like this is the perfect gift for Mother’s Day from a young kid. No assembly required!*****************
Take a look at how Monkey decorated ours:
|And a correctly-used apostrophe!|
She did this all herself, but if you wanted to make a cute label, I’m not going to stop you. 🙂 You could print a cute one by using PicMonkey to create a more “professional” design.
I love getting notes from Monkey (and eventually Bo). The notes say a lot about her and sometimes she will say something in a note that she won’t say in conversations.
If you want something for Mother’s Day that is meaningful, inexpensive, and doesn’t require you to do much, try a mailbox!
Simple Mother’s Day Mailbox
Just stick the label on the side of the box and write whatever you want on it. Ours has two sides so Monkey made a label for each side. One says “mom’s side” and the other says, “Monkey’s side.”
A meaningful Mother’s Day present in 20 seconds. That is a project I can totally get on board with.
More Project Ideas
Join the Homeschooling 101 group for more hands-on teaching ideas!