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Saturday, May 7, 2016

a little Mother's Day art

Happy Mother's Day weekend!!

I told my kids Mother's Day is the one day a year we are appreciated. But, seriously sometimes it can feel like that.

I wanted to create something graphically for mothers this weekend.


When I think of motherhood I think of babies naturally. That moment when you meet your tiny baby and the only thing there is to do is love and kiss on them (and feed them and change them ect) This stage goes by all too quickly. 



 
 
This next piece I asked my husband to sketch me a mom and her daughter, I wanted just their backs and originally I had thought of like a beach scene, with long flowing dresses, but once I saw his sketch I thought it just looked like a mom and her daughter at the Kentucky derby.  It turned out kind of perfect because my mother loves horses and the derby.  My parents always love going and so I knew I wanted to incorporate a photograph. I even like it in b&w. 

To all you mothers out there, happy Mother's Day! 
 





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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Honoring Mother's for Primary Singing time

Happy Mother's Day Week!

I am so excited for our primary children to sing their mother's day medley found here. It is really beautiful!

Hopefully the older kids will sing so loud and the younger kids will remember some of the words. (Fingers crossed)

So, for mother's day sharing time in primary I decided we will get to know our children's mothers a little better. I have asked the mom's to provide me with a fun fact, a unique talent, or anything interesting about them (preferably one their child doesn't know so we can all be stumped) and their favorite primary song. I will put the mom's names on the board.

I made these Nesting dolls with my cricut. You can find the cricut simply charmed cartridge here. It has lots of great holiday cuts.



I will print out the fun fact and their favorite primary song and tape it to the back of these dolls and I will hide them around the room. I will have the children find them one by one and we will try and figure out which mom it is. We will put it beside the name on the board. I will have to put magnets on the back also. And we will sing their favorite primary songs.

My plan is to be able to reuse these nesting dolls, which is why I laminated them.  So I have to put the facts on there with tape or something easy to take off.

Just a little fun idea for this mothers day.

I think we will sing Praise to the Man Verse 1 and 3 for opening song and I will have the words printed so the kids who can read will learn the words. This way we can sing it once and still have a fun mother's day activity.  Or maybe verse 1 for opening song and verse 3 for closing.

I usually run late and I hardly get to do a closing song.  Not enough time! Such is the life of a primary chorister, am I right?!
Thanks for stopping by.


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