Mother's Day Love Notes

Give Mom some unexpected love notes, and she&ll be smiling for days.
By Amy Mascott
May 09, 2013



May 09, 2013

Let’s face it: moms have tough jobs.

So when May rolls around and Mother’s Day draws near, let’s make sure that moms really get what they deserve—lots of love and lots of rest.  

Mother’s Day Love Notes are a great way to do both. These notes get kids writing, thinking, and creating, all with Mom as the focus. Mother’s Day Love Notes are quick and easy for kids of all ages to make, and though they are simple, the payoff is huge. Mom will be smiling for weeks.

So Mom, bookmark this idea, email it to Dad, or print it and leave it on the counter for the kids to find. You’ll be glad you did.

Mother’s Day Love Notes are simply small notes of love for Mom. They can be on regular-sized index cards, index cards cut in half, or on any small-sized piece of paper. They can be as plain or fancy as your child chooses.

The important thing is that each Mother’s Day Love Note contains a special, meaningful note for Mom—a statement of love and an action to be performed by the child.

One statement about Mom + One way to help Mom or show her love =  Mother’s Day Love Notes

Here are some examples:

  • Mom, you make our garden look so pretty. I promise to help you weed any day you choose.
  • I love when you make pancakes for breakfast. I will help clean up to make your job easier.
  • I know you work hard, Mom. I will clean up the playroom three times for you without you even asking!
  • You love to read, Mom. This note is good for five books read by me to you! You choose the books!
  • Mom gives the best hugs. I will start your day with a hug for one full week!

Add some extra-fancy lettering, some drawings, or embellishments, and Mom will be one happy lady!

To help young ones with the task, have them brainstorm five things they love about Mom and five ways they can help make her job easier or show her some extra love. Then add one of each to five cards, and then add a drawing or picture. The cards are then finished, and kids were writing, thinking and embellishing to celebrate Mom, the lucky lady of the hour.

Wrap them up in paper for Mother’s Day, or leave them as little surprises around the house. Mom will certainly be smiling!

And the really cool thing is that because Father’s Day is only a few weeks after Mom’s special day, kids can make these for Dad, too. More writing and thinking in the name of family? I’ll take it!

How do you involve kids in celebrating Mother’s Day? Share your thoughts on the Scholastic Parents Facebook page, or find Amy on twitter, @teachmama, and let’s continue the conversation!

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