Read.Explore.Learn.- A Present for Mom

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    My Book Tie-Ins of the Week:
    A Present for Mom by Vivian French

    A Present for Mom by Vivian French is a sweet story about a little boy named Stanley. Stanley can’t figure out what to give his mom for Mother’s Day.

    Stanley’s siblings have all figured out what to do and when Stanley tries to replicate what they are doing his version of the idea falls flat.

    After tossing and turning the night before Mother’s Day, he wakes up with the perfect idea. It really is perfect. Stanley gives his mom a box filled with his kisses.  His siblings think the box is empty, but his mom knows it is filled with love.

    This is such a wonderful book. We enjoyed seeing Stanley try to find a gift for his mom. JDaniel loves Stanley’s idea. I think I have a box of kisses arriving soon.

    What did we do with the book?

    Let me start by saying this has been a crazy week at our house. We did a few crafts and activities that I have mentioned on the blog already or on Quirky Momma ( I have become a weekly contributer there.) . We did a few things that I haven’t shared too.

    Mother’s Day Breakfast Sundae

    Mother's Day Breakfast Sundae

    JDaniel and I did a trial run of the breakfast sundae I want him to create with my husband on Sunday. This Mother’s Day Breakfast Sundae is really delicious and simple. Yogurt and toppings in a waffle cone bowl will be delicious!

    Mother’s Day Pillow

    Shelf Liner Pillow for Mother's Day

    JDaniel and I made this simple Mother’s Day pillow using shelf liner. It is going to be given to the lady across the street. She lost her one and only child a few years ago and I thought it would be great to give her a Mother’s Day gift.

    Mother’s Day Poem and Fingerprint Mat

    Mother's Day Frame and Fingerprint Poem

    A simple $3 frame with mat from a big box store were the perfect canvas for JDaniel to place his fingerprints on. A wonderful poem placed in the frame created a wonderful Mother’s Day gift for my mother in-law.

    Handprint Magnet

    Floral Handprint Magnet for Mother's Day

    Two handprints glued to a clothes pin with magnets on the back is the gift my mom will be receiving from JDaniel. We had fun selecting the paper for the handprints.

    What have you been working on this week?


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    1. says

      That sounds like a lovely book! It reminds me a little of The Easter Egg by Jan Brett. :) I really like the fingerprint mat, too! Great ideas for Mother’s Day!

    2. says

      Oh my! The butterfly handprint magnet would be a beautiful thing for my girls to make and give to my mom. As you know, butterflies link back to her mom. Thank you so much for sharing this. I have tears in my eyes thinking about how this will make my mom feel!

    3. says

      I am still scrambling trying to figure out what to get my mom. The thumb print thing is so cute and I would do it for her but she lives across the country and usually comes here to visit so not too many of my kids fingerprints end up at her house

    4. says

      In case I haven’t told you recently, I am continually AMAZED by your creativity. All the activities you do with your son are wonderful!

      That pillow for your neighbor is so sweet – good for you for thinking of something to acknowledge her on Mother’s Day.

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    6. says

      i got a flower from broxton they made at church… i think it is the best gift ever…
      and the book… lol, my brother gave my mom a gift bag one year… full of love and kisses.. how funny!

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