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May Day/Mother’s Day Flower Baskets

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  • books of discontinued floral wallpaper
  • brown construction paper
  • scissors
  • pastel construction paper
  • glue sticks or tacky glue


What to do

* May Day is May 1st, and Mother's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May.

1. In advance, cut out single flowers and small bunches of flowers from discarded wallpaper books. Also cut out basket shapes from brown construction paper (6" wide at top, 3" high, and 4" wide at bottom), one for each child.

2. Give each child a piece of pastel construction paper, a paper basket shape, and a glue stick.

3. Demonstrate how to place the pastel construction paper horizontally (landscape-sized) and glue the "basket" to the pastel paper (the bottom of the basket should be at the bottom of the paper).

4. Spread the cut "flowers" on a table and let each child choose two bunches and three or four single flowers.

5. Encourage the children to glue their flowers above the baskets. The flowers should look like they are growing in the basket.

6. Optional: Write "For You" or "Happy Mother's Day!" on pieces of 1" x 4" paper. Help each child glue the message to the top of her picture.


More to do

  • Group or Circle Time: Briefly discuss the history of May Day or Mother's Day.


-Christina R. Chilcote, New Freedom, PA

Book: The GIANT Encyclopedia of Monthly Activities For Children 3 to 6
Center: Art
Topic: Flowers/Trees/Nature/Earth
Content: The Arts: Visual Arts
Area: Fine Motor
Age: 3 through 4 Years Old
Interaction: Individual Child

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