If you’ve done enough flowers already this spring and are looking for something else, this traditional Mother’s Day Thank You Book may be just right! All children love their mothers, but sometimes they forget how much their mothers love them – and all the ways they show their love.
“Thank You Book” Mother’s Day Craft
– Light blue, white, pink and red construction paper or card paper
– Glue or paste
– Crayons or colored markers
– Hole punch
– Colored yarn
Today our Mother’s Day card will be a little book that will share some of the fond memories we have of our mothers and the lessons we have learned from her. On each page of the “book” we will thank Mom for all the loving things she has done for us, like the times we pushed the limits and she still showed patience, or the times she trusted us, even after we had broken that trust. Thank her for instilling those Christian virtues in us, and tell her that it is by her example that we do our best to live by those values.
1. Cut each color of paper to approximately 10″x14″.
2. Fold each piece in half and place them inside one another to make a book that will be 5″x7″.
3. Draw a heart on red construction paper, cut it out and paste it on the cover of your Mother’s Day Book. On the heart write: “A book of thanks for Mom.”
4. On each page of the book write one or two lines that will share some of the happy memories you have of things your mom does for you.
5. On the last page write: “Thank you for all these things. I am proud to be yours.”
6. Draw and color flowers and hearts to decorate each page of the book.
7. Punch two holes on the “binder” end of the book and use colored yarn to hold the pages together.
Recall the words of l Corinthians: “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.” Your special thank you card expressing how your mom displayed each of these facets of love may be the best Mother’s Day present of all.
Note to the teachers: The trick to making these books great is in the details. If a child says, they like Mom’s cooking, ask what dish is their favorite and have them draw that. If a child says Mom picks up after me, ask what she picks up that the child would hate to have to clean up. If they say their mom is pretty, ask if it’s her smile or her hair or her hands…get them to hone in on the details and write those! Moms will smile extra big!