Mother’s Day is such a special day to celebrate the miracle of motherhood and gratitude for everything moms do in our lives. For this occasion, I have compiled a list of some great books to read together. These would also be wonderful for dads or other caregivers to read and begin the discussion about how amazing moms truly are.
Llama, Llama, Home with Mama by Anna Dewdney
Momma, Do You Love Me? by Barbara M. Joosse
Because Your Mommy Loves You by Andrew Clements
I Love My Mommy Because …. by Laurel Porter Gaylord (available in Spanish)
Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman
My Mommy Hung the Moon by Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell
The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown
Soon by Timothy Napman
I Love You More by Laura Duksta
More than any gift, I LOVE getting handmade works from my children. I also love how excited my children get when they’ve worked really hard on something and present it as a gift. Usually, my kids don’t want to wait until the special day. Whatever they have, they want me to open it right away.
So, I thought it would be fun to have children work on a simple, but special book highlighting what they love about their moms. After reading some of the picture books I mentioned, children can begin working on their book. I designed the book so that children can add in their own ideas, but they don’t have to write each page completely from scratch. Each page provides a prompt like, “My mom is amazing. She can ______ faster than anyone.” Or, “When I feel sick, she _____.” Children can draw a picture to match their words and then read the whole thing to mom as the perfect Mother’s Day gift.
There are six pages, but I recommend you print them back to back to create a small book. I also had the kids cover the stapled side with a thin strip of duct tape. It protects fingers from the staples and makes it look more like a real book. I purchased the thin duct tape at JoAnn Fabrics. You could also use washi tape. Lastly, the children stamped the back page with the date.
Simply click on each image below to download the pdf. Please print and share! Then watch moms ohhh and ahhhh over these sweet gifts.
(If you’re a mom reading this, please take the liberty of sending it to someone who can help your child complete the book. That may seem weird, but sometimes our loved ones want ideas to help create a special Mother’s Day. This FREE printable is just the ticket!)