Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Primary Mother's Day Idea

Forever M&M's courtesy creative commons license flickr.com by vernhart 10/2007

For Mother's Day this year I am gathering materials for a "Mother's Day Date Night Kit". I will have all the items ready for the children to put into their bag and take home. We have a few children whose mothers have died so I'm labeling the bag "Special Lady Date Night Kit".

The kit will include:
- A DO NOT disturb sign to hang on the door
- Bag of Popcorn
- M & M's
- Activity Description Sheet
- Fill in the blank on nice card stock You are one special lady because ________________!

The Activity Description Sheet says:

You're one special lady and I'm one special child!
Let's play a game with M&M's bright and wild!
Pick a candy, any color will do.
And answer the question through and through!

Then once you're done, toss in the air.
Can the other one catch? Or will it land in her hair?
Have fun and be silly - get to know each other well!
And to each other - I LOVE YOU SO MUCH, don't forget to tell!

Red- What is one of your favorite things to do with me?
Orange- Where would you want to go anywhere in the world with me and why?
Yellow- What do you see us doing together in 10 years?
Green- Name 3 reasons why you love me.
Blue- Ask me any question you like!
Brown- Hum a tune and see if I can guess it!

* Are you having fun and there's still more time? Pop some popcorn and whip out a board game!
This activity/poem is copywrited by me and only to be used by individuals who want to encourage unity, love, and a little more fun in the home.


Chris and Jamie said...

This is such a fun idea! I have 3 little boys who would love to do something like this. I am going to have my husband look at this and he can help them do it. The boys like to suprize me. I love your blog. You have so many great ideas! Thanks so so much!

Natalie N said...

Sofia, this idea right here is just 1 of many reasons why I love you. You come up with beautiful ideas. I love that they are REAL ideas; not foofy, fancy, or fake. These ideas have real substance. I love the whole purpose behind this gift and activity. It's beautiful. Keep up the great work. I'm the primary music lady in my ward, and I love my calling. I love the ideas you have to share here. Did you know that you have 237 people subscribed via google reader to this blog? HELLO? You are AWESOME! :)

Leanne said...

I second what Natalie said!

I've been searching and searching for something different for our children in primary to give to their Mom's and your idea is perfect! I should have started my search HERE!

Thank you Sofia!! You rock! :)

Sofia's Primary Ideas said...

Sister Jamie- Thanks so much! What a blessing to have 3 boys! My first little boy is coming in July and I'm very excited. If you have any secrets to success please let me know! Have a wonderful mother's day.

Sister Natalie- I love you too! I miss our days in Nursery together! Do you know that you are seriously one of the top 4 nicest people I know. YOU are awesome! God bless you and God bless Texas!

Sister Leanne- Thanks so much for the kind words! I hope you have a wonderful Sunday! I know I look forward to popping M&M's with my girls!!

Anonymous said...

YAY! I knew if I came to your blog, I'd find something cute for Mother's Day! Thanks for all of your great ideas! "Happy Mother's Day"

Tasha said...

Loved this idea! Totally used it. Thank you!!!!

The Duckworth Family said...

I did this for a date night, but certainly didn't think about it for kids! Fantastic and Love the poem. Keep up the good work, what a saint you are to take th etime to share your inspired ideas with others. Thank you so much

EdsonBunch said...

what about fathers day ideas :)?!

Anonymous said...

We used this as part of our quarterly activity in May. It was one of the stations for the children and they LOVED it! They were all so excited to make something so fun for their Moms. Thank you for all of your wonderful ideas, Sofia. I sure appreciate it!

Kristin Dyer said...

Thanks for the great idea! We are going to use this for our primary on Sunday! Can't wait.

Anonymous said...

I cannot wait to do this with my second graders this year! I always try to find meaningful things to do and this is perfect! Thank you for helping me spread a little love in my kids' families!

MRNMSA said...

Here's a link to make custom a doorknob hanger for Mom!
Rachael S.

Beth Harris said...

Your page is INSPIRATIONAL. I am a Christian teacher of 38 years. It pains me to see fellow teachers charging other teachers for things that have been freely given for years. Of course, when our "job" is a calling by our Savior, we do see things differently. Thank you for sharing and my prayers are that you may encourage many young teachers to give of themselves in the classroom as well as to their fellow teachers.

Dawn Jensen said...

Thank you so much for this fun idea! I cant wait to try it with my Primary. Now I can relax and gather my supplies until the big day! You are the best!