Thursday, April 21, 2011

Mother's Day

With Mother's Day approaching, I figured I would share what I did last year and plan on doing again this year. I had my students make coasters for their mom (or grandma) using bathroom tile. Only 17 cents each at Home Depot! The kids decorated using permanent marker then I sprayed it with acrylic spray to seal it. On the back I hot glued felt so that it doesn't scratch the surface. I had many moms go out of their way to tell me it was a wonderful project! 



I am also going to try something new this year. It's called breakfast in a bag. I'm going to pick up white lunch bags for the kids to decorate and glue this poem to the outside of the bag. Inside the bag will be a package of oatmeal, a tea bag, granola bar, and a banana. Also included in the bag will be a Mother's Day card and the above coaster. Another cute idea would be to put the breakfast items in a mug, but that would be a pricey project. 




19 comments:

Kris said...

So great! Someone donated a bunch of tiles to our school so I'll be using them for a mother's day gift too. I love the breakfast in bed. I am so doing this!Thanks for sharing!

ScrapinShana said...

Wow! I'm so glad you posted this! I was just thinking to myself that I needed to figure out something cute for the kiddos to make for Mother's Day! Thank you so much for sharing it =)

teacher2mom said...

I love the tile idea! So fun and cheap!

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Hadar said...

Such a cute idea! And a good deal!

Shelley Gray said...

This is such a great idea! LOVE it!!

Teaching in the Early Years

Mrs. Mc said...

These are such great ideas!! Thanks for sharing!
~ Mrs. Mc
Little Literacy Learners

Donut Diva said...

Yours look nice, but do you have apic from the kids? I normally don't let the kids touch my sharpies is that what you had them use?

Ms. Durning said...

I don't have pics from the kids, BUT I taught kindergarten last year and they came out sooo cute. I had this project be a "center" so I had 4 kids at a time come work with me. I had no issues with the Sharpies.

AllieKat said...

Thanks for sharing a great idea-I've already bought the permanent markers and the acrylic spray! :-)

One question: did you use tiles that already had glaze on them? I was wondering if there was any smearing, but then the non-glazed ones would probably bleed too much, huh?

Thanks for any information!

Cindy

Ms. Durning said...

They were the glossy ones and the kids didn't seem to have any problems.

AllieKat said...

Thanks a bunch-going to give it a try!

Cindy

cc said...

Oh thank you so much...my darling hubby is off to Home Depot for me....hugs for both of you!!
cc

AllieKat said...

Wow...I did a sample of this project to show my kiddos and can I just say, easiest project EVER! Thanks SO much for the inspiration! I bought my tiles at Home Depot for 14 cents each. Spent $7 to get enough for 2 classrooms. Felt was cheap and the other materials will last forever; not just for this project.

SUPER wonderful idea-thanks again so much for sharing!

Cindy

Dana said...

The tile idea is SO cute! I've been stressing over which activity to do for Mother's Day and this just made the decision for me. Thanks for sharing!!!

Dana
http://3rdgradegridiron.blogspot.com/

Danielle said...

Great idea! However, I went to AC Moore and bought clear acrylic sealer and my markers ink smeared! Can you share the acrylic sealer you used!?!

Thanks so much :)

Ms. Durning said...

It's called Folk Art acrylic spray. I got it at Michaels and I didn't have any problems with smearing.

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Jessica S. said...

Cute Mother's Day ideas. How do you put a google doc in your post? I can't figure that out!

Ali said...

This is really cute! I picked up my tiles this weekend! Would you be able to update the poem? without the year, so it can be used from year to year?

Thanks!

Ali
alischepis(at)gmail.com

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