mothers day: breakfast in bed

Hopefully we’ve inspired you with the last two posts to craft a gift for one of the special ladies in your children’s lives.

Show one of those special women is to serve them breakfast in bed. We’ve used a few simple recipes that kids can help with, but hopefully won’t leave a big mess in the kitchen.

We’ll be serving our moms a yogurt parfait with layers of vanilla yogurt, strawberries, and granola. This breakfast treat is healthy and easy for kids to make. They’ll love to do the scooping & layering.

We also made heart shaped french toast. While you’ll be the one doing the cooking, kids can help by cutting the bread using a cookie cutter and sprinkling on the powdered sugar.

A glass of fresh squeezed orange juice rounds out the meal.

We added a few other special touches to our breakfast in bed tray. We made a menu, added a little vase of cupcake liner flowers, and even hid a little love note in the napkin for mom to find when she opens it up to spread out on her lap. Make a special playlist of all of Mom’s favorite songs.

Now french toast does require some adult supervision, but if your kids are intent on making breakfast all by themselves, we’re sure even a bowl of cereal would be a special treat.

mothers day: a love jar

What better way to celebrate Mother’s day then by telling her all the reasons you love her?

This is a great project for kids of all ages. We cut out paper hearts and had the kids write 12 reasons why they love mom on them. Put the hearts in an empty jar and add ribbon or fabric to the top for a super easy, heartfelt gift any mom would love!

mothers day: picture frame gift

Last week we helped you get ready for Easter, but there is another special holiday coming up soon: Mother’s Day! This week we will feature three posts with Mother’s Day ideas.

Today we have a simple craft kids can make to give a special woman in their lives. We took a simple craft frame ours was from Paper-Source. Let your child paper-mache it with the tissue paper color of his or her choice and then add some simple embellishments of buttons. We love this idea because almost any age child can do it toddlers to teens can get creative using different colors even creating patterns with the tissue paper.

We’re hoping to fill our picture frame with an Easter picture, but just in case we are unable to snap the perfect picture we think mom would love this drawing just as much.

Check back tomorrow for another gift idea.