What You’ll Need
What to Do
- Draw four to six flower petals on paper.
- On each petal, write something special about Mom (or Grandma).
- Gently curl back the petals with the dull edge of the scissors.
- Tape the petals to a pencil, below the eraser, to form a flower.
- Cut out a gift tag, write a message, and tie it to the pencil with a ribbon.
Extend the Fun
For younger kids: No writing required! With flower in hand, ask your child to point to a petal and tell you about a time she appreciated something you did. It could be the time you made her favorite dinner on her birthday, came to her swim meet with watermelon for everyone, or took her on a special mom-and-me outing. You can reply saying why it is a happy memory for you, too.
For older kids: Put on a comedy show, with short skits amplifying each of the sentiments expressed on the flower petals. Improvise funny dialogue. For instance, if your child wrote, “You are a great cook,” have him act out a scene where you presented him with a favorite meal.