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!

19 comments

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

    The Polished Teacher

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  2. Congratulations! What a special time for you!

    Karen
    An Apple a Day in First Grade

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

    Casey
    Second Grade Math Maniac

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

    Jill
    a-little-red-wagon

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

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

    Kelly
    First Grade Fairytales

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

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

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

    ~Christy & Tammy
    Fluttering Through First Grade

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

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

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

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

    Angela :)
    Hippo Hooray for Second Grade!

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  14. What a cute idea :) and congrats!

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

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

    Sara
    Miss V's Busy Bees
    ventrellasara@gmail.com

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