Saturday, April 25, 2009

Just for Mom

Mother's Day is coming quickly. As you know I am a first grade teacher and I love to do creative things with my kids! A few years ago when my granddaughter was 4 my daughter made me a paper bag album. She is an excellent scrapbooker!

I loved it so much that I had to figure out a way to do something similar with my kids at school!So this is what I came up with....This will be the 3rd year that I have done it with my class and it means so much to every mom that I thought it would be fun to share and give others the opportunity to use the idea! I am sharing mostly pix today but tomorrow I will add a tutuorial for some of the details! If you know someone who may be interested, send them over to check out my blog!
This is so sweet for mom's to take out of the packaging and see their little book tied up with a pretty bow!

Inside the cover of the book is where a current spring photo of the child goes above the dedication tag. It is so sweet!

This page is where the child writes an acrostic poem for their mom. It is a bit challenging for 1st graders but we definitely have fun brainstorming the list together. They choose the adjectives that they like and fill in the poem with their handwriting. It is very precious.

In this first "pocket" is a little card made to look like a mom's blouse. I'll show you how to make it tomorrow. Inside the child writes something special about the way his/her mom looks!

The centerfold is the child's hand with a bouquet of flowers. So sweet!

Above and below is the child's drawing of his/her mom. I usually do it as a directed activity and focus on the head/face.
The child draws a picture of a favorite activity to do with mom!

Finally, in this last "pocket" is where the child places a small gift sized card where they can write anything to mom that they choose. The ones I got for this year are different. I usually just buy the ones that are 12 in a pkg. for $1.00 at Michaels.

A heart on the back with the child's sig and the date is a special way to top it off!
I would love to hear what you think! I will give tutorial on the needed parts tomorrow! Have fun!


  1. What a wonderful gift for the mothers of your students!!! Thanks for sharing all about this!

  2. These are all such cute ideas. fun!