Sorry I'm late, Mom. I have a good excuse.

I know, it's June.

And I know that Mother's Day is in May. My class made these in May and I should have posted about them in May, but...

I didn't.

But I promise I have a really good excuse which I will share with you later.

For now...

Here's an adorable art project for Mother's Day! Really you could use it for anything... a regular 'thank you' gift for volunteers or teacher appreciation.  That's why I love it.  It's so versatile!

Last year, I made these little nuggets o' fun. But this year, I wanted to try something new!

Materials needed:
  • 12x18 white construction paper (1 per student)
  • Pencils
  • Skinny crayola markers
  • Oil pastels
  • 18x24 black construction paper, trim to fit as border (1 per student)

Students brainstormed nice compliments/praises about their mom.  They wrote 5-6 sentences.  Then they took the sentences and 'spun' them into a circle, starting on the inside and moving out.

I let the kids decorate the backgrounds however they liked. There were a lot of great ideas!

Overall, I was really pleased with the final products!

Hopefully one day, I'll get an adorable art project of my own.

And I just might, since...

That's right! I'm having a baby!

Which is exactly why I've been SO tired and have had no energy to blog.  But my spirits are coming back full-force, friends! Just in time for summer.

So Happy belated Mother's Day!


  1. Congratulations! What a perfect way to tie in the pregnancy announcement! Those Mother's Day Gifts turned out adorable!

    The Polished Teacher

  2. Congratulations! What a special time for you!

    An Apple a Day in First Grade

  3. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!! And I LOVE the art project! :)

    Second Grade Math Maniac

  4. What a sparkling idea!! Will have to try this next year.
    CONGRATULATIONS on your new little blessing!!


  5. Oh Kate even though I already knew this exciting news, I still got chills AND tears when I saw the picture. Congratulations!!!
    Third Grade Tidbits

  6. Congratulations!!!!!!! The projects are super cute, but more importantly, congrats to you! :)

    First Grade Fairytales

  7. Congratulations on your little one. Your artwork is very sweet, by the way. The kids did a great job.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  8. Congratulations! That is the perfect excuse for not blogging! How exciting!
    Polka Dot Kinders

  9. We love your pictures and your lil gummy bear too! Blessings to you sweet friend!

    ~Christy & Tammy
    Fluttering Through First Grade

  10. Congratulation on your pregnancy. Enjoy every minute. Belly time goes fast!
    My Second Sense

  11. Congrats! The project is super cute, and you are right - that is the perfect reason to be a bit late in blogging! Enjoy!!
    Hello Mrs Sykes

  12. Congrats!!!! And...the project is super cute too!
    Creating Lifelong Learners

  13. Congrats on your pregnancy! Here's to a happy and healthy nine months!

    Angela :)
    Hippo Hooray for Second Grade!

  14. What a cute idea :) and congrats!

  15. That's a great idea for Mother's day, gonna steal that for next year! Congrats on the baby!

  16. Loving the project - what a fantastic idea. AND the baby!! Congrats :)

    Miss V's Busy Bees


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