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Saturday, May 8, 2010

Mother's and how they just need 5 minutes of peace

 Hope you get 5 minutes peace  this Mother's Day...

 So over at the Tip Junkiewww.tipjunkie.com this is what she said today.....
"I have such a passion for helping women and today is no exception. I’m featuring some crazy talented graphic designers who are so generous as to give you a taste of what they can do with FREE printables. Talk about seriously generous!
You can save these files onto your computers to use know or save for later.  I’m also giving EVERYONE a really cool gift idea for Mother’s day or actually any occasion.  {{high fives}}"
 The cool idea is....
  5 minute peace bath salts, and tags.... The recipe for the bath salts comes from www.mydeliciousambiguity.com
 The book shown here



is about an elephant mom named Mrs. Large and she is determined to have just five minutes' peace from the mess and confusion of her beloved children. She fixes herself a tray, runs a tub of lovely warm water, fills it with bubble bath, and hopes for those precious moments alone before facing the day's activities. . However, while the text is simplistic enough for primary readers, the humorous depiction of a beleaguered mother is adult-oriented. Some children may wonder why Mrs. Large wants to get away from her children. Nevertheless, a hearty chuckle can be has by any mother reading this on mother's day or even the day after.
 If you find the book or order it on Amazon you may want to look for the other 2 in the series~All in One Piece also by Jill Murphy and A piece of Cake by Jill Murphy all are very funny for MOMS and children. In the movie All in One Piece - It has a funny part about a set of watercolors, so sometimes we frame a watercolor picture made by their child and we do a print onto a piece of fabric. ( can't tell you why we do that) You have to read the book to find out.
In my classroom I have a mother's day tea every year and one year I had a Spa themed mothers day tea, and the name was 5 minutes of peace...Below is a bit of what we did at that tea...
  We decorated the room with flowers made from paper, the children made there mom collages made from wadded up tissue paper, we then taught them how to give a back rub and they meet there mom in the hall and welcome them to the Mother's day tea or spa or what ever you call your event and they lead them to there seat, help them put on there pin or corsage and then they get a back rub. I play quiet music and tape pictures of them getting this special service. Ahead of time I asked the kids to answer the following questions and we put them in a jar the child made for there mom and they are asked to read a few out loud to us... Very funny especially one year I had a child tell me that my daddy calls my mom pain in the ass- I said- being sure I couldn't write that down, No her other name---the child thought and said, "MOMMY."" very funny. I did tell the mom the true story later. She laughed thank goodness
. What's your mom's name?
2. What does she do?
3. How old is she?
4. How does daddy call mom?
5. What is her favorite color?
6. What is her favorite food?
7. What is her favorite movie?
8. How many brothers and sisters does she have?
9. Where does she like to take you for fun?
10. What message do you want to send her for mother's day?
 I usually have the kids make bath salts in class then I go to the 1.00 store and get a lufa and a rubber ducky that I give to the mother's as a favor, at the end of the event.
 We work hard to get things ready and all the children prepare a tray of the following:
 1) bottom of gift box to be painted and modpoged with magazine pictures and their own photograph; 2)we will make bubble bath from a recipe and pour into plastic bottles; 3)we will make a cake and slice and wrap pieces; 4)we will include a teabag; and 5)we will "write" a front page story about ourselves to represent the newspaper. Finally, 6)a small rubber duck is included.
The children will assemble their trays and present them to their moms after we read the book as a class. Some years the children have made books for their moms and depending on if your school is public or private you can have the bookmark say : "My peace I give to you." John 14:27.

4 comments:

kara's party ideas said...

thank you for your nice comment! i wouldn't mind at all if you showcased me. thanks!

Tessa said...

Hi, thanks for popping by my blog :) Loving your Sushi-ness :)-
Have a great day!
Tessa

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welcome to our wonderland said...

what a cute kit to go with the book :)

Kyla said...

Hi! Thanks for following our blog! I'm following back! I'd love to talk to you about homeschooling whenever you are ready!

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