Kids Creative Chaos: Mother's Day Activities for Kids with Sayings and Quotes

Mother's Day Activities for Kids with Sayings and Quotes

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Fun Ideas and Activities to Celebrate Mother's Day with Kids

Mother's Day. So many activities are cliche. Buy Mom a new vacuum cleaner (Hey, I'd be okay with that), bring her breakfast in bed, give her a bouquet, a lovely card with a nice quote, some handprint art...  What other things can you do with Mom for Mother's Day? Well, it depends on the Mom. Some Moms are offended by a gift of a household appliance; some are ecstatic (me). 

Scroll to the bottom for Mother's Day cards and quotes.

Quotes and Sayings for Mother's Day.
Quotes and Sayings for Mother's Day.

When is Mother's Day 2014? 

Mother's Day is the second Sunday in May or May 11, 2014.

If it were me, I would like to celebrate Mother's Day this way:

Breakfast in bed? Aww.. that's sweet, but if they make breakfast in bed that means the kitchen is a nightmare. I'd rather sleep in and go out to eat at a restaurant. It doesn't have to be my favorite, we'll save that for my birthday, because, after all, it is Mother's Day and they are my children. Without them, we wouldn't be celebrating. We can eat some place everyone likes. On my Birthday, were having seafood and cheesecake. 

Now what do we do?

Let's do something fun and untraditional. One year, my parents were in Florida for Easter. After the Easter Bunny visited, we had dinner at Chuck E. Cheese. It was Awesome. We had the entire place to ourselves for an hour and then another family came in, even so it was very cool! I got to play games and sing with Chuck E.- Happy Mother's Day! Playing with the kids was a lot of fun.

Do things as a family! No, I don't mean a movie. Interact, engage:

Go Bowling.

Go to the park and play on the playground with your kids- don't just sit on a bench.

Garden. Instead of a bouquet, get Mom some flowers, gardening gloves, and seeds and then go outside and help her plant them while you talk about fun times together. "Hey, Mom, remember that time when we..."

Take a dinner cruise on a river boat.

Paint a picture! Gather supplies, go outside, and paint a landscape together. It doesn't have to be perfect. Everyone pitches in and paints something. Take it outside so Mom doesn't have to clean up the mess.

Visit a theme park.

Finally, tell Mom you have a great idea. You want to visit a retirement home. Gather construction paper and fabric scraps. Sit down as a family and make those cliche Mother's Day Crafts together- you are making memories. Design a variety of cards for "Mothers", buy some flowers at the grocery on the way to the home, and go deliver some smiles. Give each lovely Mother a carnation and a card. A lot of people are forgotten or separated by distance from loving family members. Making their day special will make your day memorable! Make a paper basket for Mom.

Here are some cute Mother's Day Card Crafts and Sayings.

This beautiful picture from Artrageous Afternoon is inspired by Pablo Picasso's, "Hands with Bouquet".  Hop over to see Picasso's version.

Hand on Bouquet card for Mother's Day
Give a bouquet to a Mother in a retirement home, like this one from
Artrageous Afternoon blog. Inspired by Pablo Picasso's, "Hands on Bouquet".
Or this one, have each family member draw some flowers on white paper, outline them in a darker color, and then cut them out and paste them to the front of a Mother's Day card. Family Collaboration at its finest. This was a class project from Artrageous Afternoon blog. We'll be making this one for sure!

You'll need a nice sentiment for your Mother's Day Card. Here are some fun sayings for cards:
  • "Mothers hold their children's hands for awhile and their hearts forever."
  • "God could not be everywhere, therefore, he made Mothers.
  • "Wow! Mom!"
  • "I love how we don't have to say out loud that I am your favorite child."
  • "A mother is she who can take the place of all others, but whose place no one else can take."
  • "Just want to say... Happy Mother's Day!"
  • "The best moms get promoted to grandmas."
So, grab your construction paper, glue, and markers and get crafting! There are a lot of Moms who need an extra pick me up!

Happy Mother's Day!

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