Sunday, April 22, 2012

Mother's Day Ideas & A Freebie!

For several years I made a Mother's Day Recipe Book as a Mother's Day gift.

the 'ingredients' were my students

I had each student tell me their favourite food that their mom makes, then dictate how she makes it. Their submission was accompanied with a picture of the child wearing a chef's hat as well as a brief bio.

Here are some of the entries from past years:

Cute? Yes.
Hilarious? Quite.
Time consuming?

As a separate activity, I had each student answer questions about their mom, and I filled in their answers.

Here is a sample:
This is actually the one my daughter made for me several years ago.
She was BANG ON with her answers (well, besides my height, lol)

Most students were not bang on.
In fact, I wonder if they've even met their mothers.

Apparently, most moms prefer to shop at: the grocery store.
Favourite thing to do: play with me, closely followed by nap.
Age of most moms: 16
TV show: Oprah


Over the past couple of years, I nixed the cookbook and expanded on the questionnaire portion, turning it into a Mother's Day booklet.

These booklets are not nearly so labour-intensive, yet are totally adorable and provide a special glimpse of each Mom through their 5-year old's eyes!

Here are a few sample pages:

Want a FREE copy?

Click here for Canadian spelling {favourite, colour}
Click here for US spelling {favorite, color}

Hope someone out there can use it! Let me know if you do :)


Sarah said...

I LOVE the Mother's Day interview....they crack me up. I also do "My mom weighs...." It is amazing how many moms out there weigh 3 pounds! Haha

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Sarah said...

AND thanks for the freebie! Yours is much cuter than my old version. I'll be using yours this year!

The Eager Teacher Blog

Alessia Albanese said...

This is adorable, Anita! I'm going to pass it along to the JK teachers at my school - they do a big Mother's Day Tea and a booklet not nearly as nice as this one :)

ΡΌ Alessia
Mrs. Albanese’s Kindergarten Class

Lynola said...

Super cute! I might use a version of it. One of my favorite gifts was when a mom interviewed my class for me and asked them how old/tall I was, what is something I say, what I like/don't like. Then she put it all in a cute scrapbook.

Sharon Dudley said...

Anita, I am definitely doing this idea this year! It is totally cute! I don't know if you're interested, but I just did a post on multicultural Cinderella books with some freebies. If you have a second, I'd love it if you could stop by my blog.

Sharon Dudley, NBCT

CDNKTeacher said...

Very cute! Thank you for sharing!

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