It is Mother's Day here in Australia on May the 12th so we have been enjoying talking about just how wonderful our Mums are. I find, when asking three year olds about their Mothers I get soo many beautiful, funny and interesting comments - and I love writing them on their paintings for the Mums to read.
We have made some gorgeous bags for our Mums, beautiful wrapping paper, cards, paintings of our Mums and hearts.
Today I thought I would feature our painted hearts and our beautiful wrapping paper.
I took some paper towels and cut them into heart shapes. The children then used eye-droppers to drop ink all over the heart. This took them a little while to grasp the concept of the eye-dropper but it was a great fine motor activity and wonderful for discovering colour mixing.
When dry I pegged them to our classroom tree to be admired from inside and out!
Mothers Day wrapping paper:
I love brown paper, so I use it whenever I can. With the pastel colours I mixed up I thought it looked just delightful.
I made the printing stamps by cutting out hearts of kitchen sponges and glued them onto recycled containers.
I also used my hot-glue gun to make some hearts on wooden blocks.
I think the result is lovely!
Some of the paintings of our Mums. Don't you just love them!