Easy, minimal prep gifts-Plus a freebie!
I don’t know about you all, but I feel like May has 2350920298 days in it… and we;re only on the 7th. Ha! Mother’s Day is this weekend, and even though I’m often all about making the cute craftivities, and using student’s photos, or handprints. This year, I just didn’t have time – and honestly, I’m just exhausted this year. So this year, my gifts are simple – yet still super cute. The best part about them is that they don’t require much prep.
Since I’ve been mega tired, my post is going up FAR too late to be helpful for even the hugest procrastinator reading this, but maybe these will be helpful for you next year.
All About Mom Brochure
These brochures are SO easy. Just print. That is literally it! Unless of course you have kiddos who can’t write yet. Then you just scribe verbatim and let them draw the pictures. Some of these answers can be SO cute. I got an “I love my mom more than hot dogs once.” If that’s not love, I don’t know what is. These also come blank!
Are coupon books a little bit cheesy? 100% yes. Will mom’s still ooh and ahh over their tiny humans giving them a coupon? 100% yes. When I set this up I let the students choose 5 coupons from the bunch that they think their mom (or special someone) will enjoy most. Then they just colour their coupon and attach into book format (staple at the end). There are several cover options to choose from with different clipart and with generic terms so that if someone doesn’t have a Mom to celebrate they can choose someone else!
There is also a completely blank coupon so that students can create whatever coupon they need for their mom’s.
I love these because they’re adorable, but also because… print and go. Notice a theme?
Jars of kisses or love notes
Reasons in a jar are sure to make even the coolest mom teary eyed. Print off a blank reasons page and let your students fill it out. You can use as many or as a few as you’d like. There are also reasons without numbers. Once students have written their reasons, cut, fold and drop into the jar. Then affix one of the jar labels and you’ve got a super cute gift to send home (a bit of prep, but still on the easier side of prep). A generic tag that reads “Reasons I LOVE you” is included too. Along with several other tags!
Want to skip the majority of the prep work? Use this tag and poem. Have students blow kisses into an empty jar. Then seal those kisses up and throw this tag/poem on. SO EASY. If you want to make things harder on yourself, but cuter on your gift, take a picture of each kiddo blowing a kiss into the jar and attach that too.
Mother's Day Freebie
If you’ve made it this far, thanks for reading along. Now you shall be rewarded! Head on over to the freebie vault and grab your World’s Best Mom certificate.
I hope you enjoyed these simple Mother’s Day gift ideas, and can put them to use next year! I also hope you’re close to summer vacation! We still have 33 school days, but there is light at the end of the tunnel!