Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Mother's Day Isn't Just for Moms!!

The verb "mother" means to bring up a child with care and affection.

Mother's Day is coming soon!!  It's a special day to celebrate the women in our lives who devote their lives to raising us.  As teachers, we have to remember that these women are not always traditional mothers...the children filling our classrooms come from all kinds of families!  There are so many women in "mother figure" roles for the kids in our classrooms:  grandmas, aunts, big sisters, foster parents, etc.  Mother's Day is the perfect time for children to honor the special women who love and nurture them.

My new "Sweet Love" Mother's Day card FREEBIE includes cards for "Mom".  But, I have also included cards that say "Love" that can be given to any of the special women in our students' lives!
(Click the picture below to download it for free from TpT!!)

This pack has many options for printing cards. 
Every child can select a "Just Right" card for the special lady in their life!!  

Older students can write their note independently.  
Younger children may dictate to a teacher or helper to write on the card for them.

Option 1 - "Sweet & Simple":  Cards can be printed double-sided and folded in half.  Easy-Peasy!!  :)  Students just write a message, decorate, and deliver!!

Option 2 - "Add a Photo":  With just a few extra steps, you can turn this card into an even more precious keepsake by adding a photo of the child inside the heart.  This can be done in 2 ways.

Click the picture below to grab a FREE editable heart template.

Option 3 - "Dress it Up!":  Cut out the card templates, decorate them and write a message.  Then, glue them to colored construction paper or patterned scrapbook paper to make these special cards even more adorable!!

These cards are guaranteed to melt those Momma's hearts!!
Your students will be SO proud and excited to bring one home.  
Sweet Love, indeed!!

It pays to read all the way to the bottom of the blog post!!  ;)
Download a FREE copy of my "Sweet Love" Mother's Day cards from TpT.
Leave thoughtful feedback on TpT!!
Come back here and leave a comment on this blog post with your email address and TPT name.
I will pick a winner and send them my new
"Scoopin' Up Tens & Teens" math station!!

Freebie Fridays

Thanks for stopping by!!


  1. Thanks so much for the Mother's Day freebie. Love the ice cream maths too - such a great maths motivator! Bright and yummy. TPT name: Thursday email: Thanks for the opportunity

  2. Thank you for sharing this awesome freebie! I was looking for something a little different to do with my little ones this year and this is perfect!! Love all your products!

  3. Thank you for sharing this awesome freebie! I was looking for something a little different to do with my little ones this year and this is perfect!! Love all your products!

  4. Thanks for the lovely Mother's Day freebie. It's really lovely!

    I left a comment for you on TpT - my username is Miss Galvin Learns. Your tens and teens stations look fabulous!

    Miss Galvin Learns

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  6. Left a comment under newmom! Thank you for the freebie!

  7. Cute! Can't wait to use this! Thank you for the freebie!

  8. What an adorable mother's day card! Thank you for sharing!

  9. Thanks for the freebie! Downloaded and commented under: koan82.


  10. Very cute!! Might be just what I am needing!! TPT: Chelsea O'Neal

  11. so cute! thx! msdeborahskinner

  12. This is perfect! I was looking for an idea for Mother's Day today because I can't remember what we did last year. Thank you!!

    My TPT name is moonware.

  13. Hi!

    I love the Sweet Love mother's day card options from very simple to challenging. Both teachers and students will enjoy making these cards and moms will love receiving them.

    Thanks for sharing.

  14. Thanks so much for the Mother's Day freebie--toooooo cute!!! Can't wait to use them.

    TPT name is raevers;

    So appreciate you!!

  15. This is really sweet. I have foster kids in my class and I like that they can make this.

  16. I love it! I plan on using it this week!
    My TPT name is:Sara Edgar
    Polka Dot Kinders

  17. An Adorable freebie,thanks for sharing

    Enjoy Teaching English

  18. This is fantastic! I've been looking for something different to do with my kiddos! I think this will really knock their socks off!

    I also love your thought of mother's day being about lots of different women. It's a great reminder about all the people these kids have in their lives! (Including us!)

    Thank you for sharing!
    Marissa P.

  19. Thanks for such a great freebie that is sensitive to every home situation!!!

  20. I love the Mother's day card - just what I was looking for. Thank you!

  21. Love this - so cute and "just what I needed"!

  22. This is such an adorable project! Thank you for thinking of my students who don't have a mom or for whom mom may be grandma or an aunt, etc.
    I left you some feedback ;)
    You can email me at

  23. Thank you for the wonderful idea. It's perfect and can be adapted for students that don't always have Mom in the home. Very sensitive!

  24. Thank you for this well written post and tutorial.
    I discovered it when searching google images for a Mother's Day card for my sister.
    Mother's Day can be extremely stressfull for children who do not have a traditional mother figure at home.
    I'm re-blogging your post on Kawartha Lakes Mums, for others to see.
    Thank you.


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