This is the easiest Mother’s Day gift you can do, and it is one of my all-time favourites as a mother. We do it for each child at CEFA Early Learning schools, for Mother’s Day and for Father’s Day. Since most of you are not at school due to the COVID-19 outbreak, I thought I’d share it with you so you can do it at home and surprise Mom on Mother’s Day.

Best Ages for This Activity

18 months to 5 years.

How to Make It

You will need:

  • Your phone
  • Your child

Let’s get started!

  • Make sure your child is nicely dressed (no need for a gown, just clean clothes that fit) and groomed (face washed, hair brushed)
  • When Mom isn’t looking (it’s a surprise), find a nice corner of the house, or a blank wall
  • Take a video of your child answering one of these questions (or any other question that you feel comfortable with):
    • What do you love about Mom?
    • What is your favourite thing to do with Mom?
  • Voilà! Now send to Mom by e-mail (or post on Facebook and tag Mom, adding why she is the most amazing mother ever) on Mother’s Day
  • If you have more than one child, do one video for each child, or one video with each child taking turns telling Mom why she is so special
  • If you are really inspired, you can have your child film you delivering the same message to their Mom, or to your own Mother

Learning Opportunities

This is a great activity to help your child think of others, namely: their mother. This helps your child develop empathy. Also, you will be developing your child’s public speaking talents as a bonus.

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