What do mothers of young children really want on Mother’s Day?
- A day of sleep perhaps.
- Or a spa getaway.
- Maybe a shopping trip in the city.
But besides letting mom sleep in or sending her off for a relaxing spa day, or giving her gift cards for her favorite stores, which are all great ideas too– there are other ways to celebrate moms on their special day.
Here are some ideas on how small children can help celebrate Mother’s Day. The most important thing to remember as the dad, grandparent, or friend, who is helping a little one celebrate Mother’s Day is simply this:
Young children love to do special things for their mother. If you choose to make her a special gift, or taking her someplace, or celebrating with a special meal—all are great choices and will contribute to a memorable Mother’s Day for that special person in your young child’s life.
Making something for mom ranks high as a way for children to make Mother’s Day special, because when children create something homemade, they feel they have given a little bit of themselves in the process. The product doesn’t have to elaborate—a traced handprint, a self-drawn portrait of the family, or a picture frame that is decorated by your child with markers or stickers are all simple projects. Older children can branch out and make a bracelet or necklace, or decorate a flowerpot with materials they have been helped to purchase. Helping your child make an art project for mom will no doubt result in a gift that will be a treasured piece.
If you decide to take the route of purchasing something for Mother’s Day, try and involve your child in the buying and wrapping of the gift. Don’t count on them keeping it a secret, but it’s pretty certain if they do “become informers”, that mom will never tell and will keep the surprise alive.
Try to build in some downtime for mom on her special day. Try starting Mother’s Day by picking up breakfast, instead of the traditional making breakfast for mom in bed. Make your own family traditions on how you celebrate Mother’s Day. Keep the day relaxed and make this one without a schedule with lots of demands on mom’s time.
Celebrating Mother’s Day at Prime Time Schools
At Prime Time, we want to join with your family to celebrate all the mothers of our young children. Please see below the event planned at your child’s school and mark your calendars.
Join us in your child’s classroom to celebrate Mother’s Day with “Muffins with Mom” on Friday, May 9, 2014 from 8:30 am until 10:00 am
A Mother’s Day Breakfast will be held on Friday, May 9, 2014 from your child’s drop off time until 10:30 am
On Monday, May 12, 2014, you are invited to a Mother’s Day Breakfast from 8am- 10am .
A Mother’s Day Breakfast Buffet will be held featuring an “on the go” breakfast celebrating all of our moms. It will be held from 8:00am -9:30am on Friday, May 9, 2014.
Mother’s Day Breakfast will be served from 7:30 am to 9:30 am on Friday, May 9, 2014.
Also, Mothers Night Out will be held on May 9th 730pm-11pm.
On Monday, May 12th Prime Time Hoboken will be celebrating moms and families with a Breakfast Buffet of special goodies to share with their child from 8 am through 9 am.