Activities – Mother’s Day Card and Gift

Mother’s Day Reading Sheets

This activity pack offers two ‘Read and Do’ activities especially prepared for Mother’s Day :

  • 1. A Special Greeting Card
  • 2. A Mother’s Day Gift

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1. A Special Greeting Card for Mother’s Day
This activity integrates reading for a purpose, comprehension, art and craft, following instructions, development of fine motor skills, hand writing and writing (messages), studying special days, looking at different family structures.

Each child reads and follows instructions, as per the 5 lesson task sheets, to make a card to give to a special person on Mother’s Day and writes a short message to the person for whom the card had been made.

Materials needed for each child for this activity:
1 Special Greeting Card outline sheet
1 pair of scissors
1 set of sharpened coloured pencils
1 sharpened lead pencil
1 set of felt pens
1 eraser
1 paper fastener
1 glue stick

The amount of help required by the children in your class will be determined by their maturity/development.  If you attempt this activity with a Year One or Two class, for instance, you may decide to keep the class together, reading each step together and working each step together.

If you are using this activity with a Year Three class, some of the children may be able to work independently, requiring minimal help and working  as a ‘read and do’ activity.

2. A Mother’s Day Gift – A Teapot Stand
The following activity integrates reading for a purpose, comprehension, art and craft, following instructions, development of fine motor skills, studying special days (if used as a gift for Mother’s Day), looking at different family structures, word studies and contractions.
Each child reads and follows instructions, as per lesson task sheet, to make a teapot stand to give to a special person on Mother’s Day.

Materials needed for each child for this activity:
1 teapot stand task sheet
12 paddle pop sticks – at least two different colours.
Glue suitable for gluing the paddle pop sticks together
Pencil

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