Mother’s Day won’t quite be the same in 2020, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be special. Coming up on Sunday 10 May, Mother’s Day is the perfect day to show mums how loved and appreciated they are.
While we are all keeping non-essential visits to a minimum, heading to the shops isn’t ideal but there are many ways you can do something meaningful for mums to mark the occasion.
Take care to be flexible and inclusive on Mother’s Day and feel free to extend all the ideas here to step-mums, aunties, grandmothers and other special female role models for children this Mother’s Day.
These ideas are easy and fun for children, so whether you’re a parent at home with children or helping children in centres, you can help to make Mother’s Day special for all.
Simple ways to celebrate mum at home
One or two of these tried and tested Mother’s Day gift ideas is the perfect way to make mum smile this Sunday!
The classic breakfast in bed
Waking up to a thoughtful breakfast made by her favourite little people is always an impressive Mother’s Day treat. Extra points here if you let her have a sleep-in too! There are some tasty ideas here. For those working in centres, you could make a recipe card to send home with children.
A date at the cinema isn’t an option, but there are countless movies available to stream right from the comfort of the lounge room. Children could even choose a movie, make tickets and warm up some popcorn to make it just like heading out to the movies!
All about mum
Often a highlight for mums of children who are in early childhood and kindergarten, asking children to answer a bunch of questions about their mums or special person can result in some great responses. From sweet observations that only a child could make to outright hilarious perspectives, help children fill out something like this as a perfect keepsake.
Cooking classes, dance lessons, tarot readings — there’s a vast array of experiences that make excellent Mother’s Day gifts that can be used safely during social distancing times. Find something that suits here.
Always a cherished favourite among mums, aunts and grandmothers, the pasta necklace is a crafty pastime that has been around for a long time. Let children’s imaginations run wild as they create jewellery out of pasta. This inspiration should help.
Combine a couple of the ideas above with a handmade card and even some flowers from the garden and Mother’s Day is sure to be a success! Don’t forget to call or post a card to loved ones who are far away or unable to be visited at this time — being thought of can mean a lot.
Happy Mother’s Day from all of us at Practical Outcomes!
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