Mother's Day - 13 May 2012
Mother's Day is another opportunity for us to celebrate and honour our mothers. While we are busy with the crafts, cards, songs and everything else associated with mother's day let's keep in mind the children who may not have their mothers in their lives and encourage them to do something for that special gran, aunt, carer etc in their lives
It is also a great opportunity for us to acknowledge and thank the "mothers" in our congregations for the role they play in sharing their faith with our children and walking alongside them on their faith journey!
I hope you find the ideas and links to a few Mother's Day resources helpful. I have also included below two You Tube clips that I really enjoyed.
You can either print photos of the children or have them draw or colour in a picture or write a message which they then glue onto a piece of cardboard. Print a puzzle template and glue the picture to the back of the card. Have the kids then cut up their puzzle (using the template as a guide). Each child when puts their puzzle pieces in an envelope for mom which they have decorated (possibly with quirky little sayings - I'm in pieces without you, I love you to pieces - I think you get the idea).
Hands and feet craft:
I'm a great believer that we all have a role to play in ministering to our children and nurturing them on their faith journey. I quite like the idea below as a way of saying thank you to all the "mothers" of the church for the way they guide, nurture and walk with our children on their faith journey.
Copy the attached hands and feet templates and have each child cut out the hands and feet - or you could get the children to trace their own hands and feet. These can then be decorated with pictures and messages of love and appreciation. The children can then either give them to the women in the congregation or make a big thank you poster to present to the congregation with all the decorated hands and feet glued to it.