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Monday, May 4, 2009

Mother's Day

Mother's Day is just around the corner. How did that happen? I thought I would pass along some great poems that I have found over the years to use for Mother's Day. Many are hand print or footprint poems. I'm sure with all the creative wonders out there, they could be used for different types of activities. Most of my activities were laminated so they had a shine when I tried to scan them.

The first poem is the same one we used for our Christmas gifts, we just personalized it for Mother's Day.

This poem is called Tiny Hands and has the same premise as the above poem:

Tiny Hands

There used to be so many
Of my fingerprints to see,
On the furniture and walls and things
From sticky, grubby me.
But if you stop and think awhile
You'll see I'm growing fast.
Those tiny hand prints disappear,
You can't bring back what's past.
So, here's a small reminder,
To keep, not wipe away,
Of tiny hands and how they looked,
To make you smile someday.

This poem I received from my little, one was inside a heart with lots of fingerprints everywhere and his picture.

Dirty little fingerprints on windows, doors, and walls;
Prints that tell you I've been by
Card to mark my call.
Now they are a nuisance,
But soon I'll grow so tall,
You'll miss those little tokens
That told you I was small.
And so to make sure that you'll remember me this way,
Ive made this heart just for you on Mother's Day!

Love -------

Here is another one I have gotten: The words I, MOM, and a picture of a heart were made big enough for the children to cut out and glue to a piece of construction paper. His picture is also glued inside the heart. Inside the heart was the following poem:

I miss you when were not together
I'm growing up so fast
See how big I've gotten
Since you saw me last?

As I grow, I'll change a lot,
The years will fly right by
You'll wonder how I grew so quick
when and where and why?

So save this card in a safe place,
And take it out each year
The memories will come back of me
When I was small and dear.

Another gift I have gotten was a large piece of construction paper with stamps and decorations all over it. In the middle of the paper was the word MOTHER written vertically. After each letter it looks like the teacher wrote a word that started with the letter. I'm assuming they were words given by the children. Here is how mine read: Mommy knows best!; Oh, so friendly!; Terrific!: Helps me!: Excellent!: Responsible! Then it is written LOVE -----. I'm not sure if the children picked these words or the teacher.

Another one I remember, which I really liked, but can't find was a large flower. The stem had three leaves that spelled MOM. Then the petals had something special written about mom--again I'm not sure if these were teacher originated or child, but I remember it was beautiful. I think the center of the flower said MOM too. I made one real quick so you could get an idea. I can't believe I can't find the original!

You also have to check out this beautiful Footprint Mother's Day Card over at Her Cup Overfloweth, it has a beautiful sentiment in it.

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caren said...

What wonderful poems and ideas. Thanks for sharing! I am having a couple of giveaways on my blog - stop on by!

Heidi said...

Great ideas! Thanks!

Heidi @

Jen said...

Beautiful poems! These are the
ones that always make me cry!


Be Brave, Keep Going said...

wow! thanks for mentioning my blog and the card I made!

I love that flower!