Triple Chocolate Chip Jar Cookies for Mother’s Day!
Materials/Ingredients needed: large bowl, mixing spoons, 1 1/2 qt. large-mouth jars, ribbons and recipe/gift card – Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe and Gift Tag
For the jar:
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup dark chocolate chips
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup white chocolate or milk chocolate chips
Mix the flour and baking soda together and have the children put the flour mixture into the jar using a small measuring cup or large spoon to transfer. Next layer the white sugar and brown sugar. The chocolate chips can be mixed together to form the top layer of the jar. Print the recipe card/gift tag above and attach with a pretty ribbon to the jar for a Mother’s Day gift from your students.
Handprint Pipe Cleaner Flower Craft
Materials needed: Assorted Pipe Cleaners, Crayons, Paint, Paint Trays or Paper Plates, Smocks or old T-Shirts to protect clothing, Cotton Swabs or Paintbrushes, Poster Putty or Tape, and Construction Paper.
Have the children trace their non-dominant hand and forearm with a crayon or marker onto construction paper (assist younger children). The petals are formed by bending the pipe cleaners in half and shaping. We attached all the ends of the pipe cleaners to one ball of poster putty. The children can also tape the flowers to the mounting sheet of paper, but the poster putty worked well. Press the ball of poster putty to the mounting paper and the flower is ready for the handprint stem. Place the handprint stem over the flower and press into the poster putty (additional putty may be needed to secure the stem). The children can then chose paint colors to add inside each of the petals. The flower craft makes a cute craft for Mother’s Day. If desired, purchase frames and add the child’s name/age/picture to the flower craft.
Cardboard Tube Flower Crafts
Materials needed: Cardboard tubes, scissors, paint, paint trays or paper plates, smocks or old t-shirts to protect clothing, paper, and paintbrushes or crayons/markers.
Prior to the activity, make slits all the way around a cardboard tube. Fold the cut pieces up to form separate “petals” on the tube (see photo above). Have the children choose the color of paint they wish to use to make their flower crafts. Use the slit cardboard tube to make flower prints on the paper (the prints look better after the cardboard absorbs some of the paint.) Let the children use paintbrushes or crayons/markers to make the stem and leaves for the flower craft. Let the prints dry thoroughly.
We wish all MOMS a blessed Mother’s Day!