The days are counting down to Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. And parents might be wondering how to help young children create thoughtful gifts for Mother’s Day, or perhaps for that someone special in their lives. Sure, store-bought gifts are nice. But, it’s even better when the gift comes from the heart. Here are a few gift ideas that you can help a child make for an important adult in their life.
Homemade cards are a great way for children to express their creativity and write a sincere message from their heart. Regardless of what the card looks like, it’s sure to mean more to the parents than anything bought from a store. And don’t forget to create and send that homemade card to a grandparent or someone special. They, too, will enjoy receiving a card.
Early spring is a good time for children to head out into the yard and gather up blooming flowers to create a nice bouquet for mom, dad and/or a grandparent. Just make sure it’s okay to pick the flowers, and carefully supervise the youngsters.
Breakfast in bed is a good way to start the day, and a great way for children to make Mother’s Day memories. Older children can take the helm on making a traditional breakfast of eggs, toast, bacon and maybe even a few pieces of fresh fruit. For younger children, toast with butter and jam with a side of fresh fruit is usually a hit.
Children can offer the gift of time by taking on some chores for a parent or guardian. Having children do a chore around the house can be tailored to fit age and ability, from vacuuming a room to cleaning their play area or simply keeping siblings occupied with play.
Song or Poem
What better way to let parents know they are loved and appreciated than with song or poem. Whether it’s something a child has written themselves, or it’s a nursery rhyme or something more modern, it’s sure to be met with enthusiasm and appreciation.
It doesn’t matter what the gift is. All that matters is that it comes from the heart. So, encourage your children to get creative. And, give the gift of love this Mother’s Day (and don’t forget Father’s Day).
One last thing, if a grandparent or that someone special lives far away, make sure to call them to let them know they are loved, too.