As our kids get older, their calendars feel like a game of Twister; left foot at soccer practice at 3 p.m. and right foot at dance rehearsal at 4:30 p.m. For many moms, all we want on our day of glory, Mother’s Day, is to throw out the Twister board and spend quality time with our favorite makers.
From our hands-on experts to your Mother’s Day plans, here are a few ideas for how to pass quality time with your kids on Mother’s Day. They may even Instagram it… 😃
The yummiest way to bond. Spend quality time in the kitchen with your favorite maker and reap the delicious benefits. Just don’t forget that, to make it a true Mother’s Day activity, someone else should handle clean up! Here are a few ideas to get you started: Yummy Soft Pretzels, Homemade Fruit Leather and Apple Chips, Super Healthy Cookie, Chocolate Bowl, Veggies and Dip, Pom Pom Cupcake Toppers, Dessert Sushi and French Polynesian Banana Poe.
Nothing boils awe and wonder to the surface like a good old-fashioned STEM experiment. A deep bellied laugh to complement failed attempts and “We did it!” for successes, the fun of tinkering fills mom and young makers with joy. Here are a few ideas to get you started: Egg-in-a-bottle, Spectroscope, Yummy Polymer Gummies, Fluorescent Jello-O, Density Tower, Balloon Hovercraft, Making Rain and Lava Bottle. We have tons more DIY ideas and video tutorials on our YouTube page.
Unlike the action of tinkering, crafting is often coupled with stillness. The brand of concentration in these moments is ripe for quality conversations. There is also something special about just being still together. Here are a few ideas to get you started: Flower Wreaths, Press Me a Flower, Tin Lanterns, Homemade Sidewalk Chalk Paint, Bendable Wire Mummy, Art Up a Plate or Two, Make Mini Art and Spring Poppy Flower Vase.
Mother’s Day often intersects the arrival of spring. Many moms take advantage of this and build gardening traditions on their special day. For moms without a garden, there are plenty of ways to involve young makers in gardening-inspired activities on your special day. Here are a few ideas to get you started: Veggie Tops, CD Garden, Plant Light Maze, Mason Jar Terrarium, Eggheads, Grass Heads, Plantable Paper, Terrarium Ornaments and Chalkboard Planters.
After a long winter cooped up inside, many moms request a day outdoors – to wander with their children in nature, even if only for a half hour. Try to make that hike or walk around the neighborhood engaging with nature-inspired activities. Here are a few ideas to get you started: Nature’s Alphabet, Who Needs Blocks to Build, Beach Memento Wind Chime, Nature Hunt Treasure Stick, Ice Sun Catchers, Ice Boat Race, Twig Stars and Craft Stick Beach Plaque.
Happy Mother’s Day everyone!
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