By John Bomhoff
Art Studio Manager, Children’s Museum of Phoenix
The Children’s Museum of Phoenix celebrates Mother’s Day with this crafty card.
Ages: preschool & up.
Materials: 5 ½” X 8 ½” piece of colored copy paper, markers or crayons and glitter or sequins.
Instructions: Fold the paper in half. Draw a picture of your Mom on the front; add color and sparkles. Copy the poem or write your own message to Mom on the card (for the older child).
With this project we honor a very special person — Mom! Designing a card for a loved one is a wonderful way for a child to express their feelings. Following is a poem we use with the older children in the Art Studio which can be incorporated into this project.
Mom, you’re a wonderful mother.
So gentle, yet so strong.
The many ways you show you care
Always make me feel I belong.
You’re patient when I’m foolish
You give guidance when I ask;
It seems you can do most anything;
You’re the master of every task.
You’re a source of comfort;
You’re my cushion when I fall
You help in times of trouble;
You support me whenever I call.
I love you more than I can express;
You have my total respect.
If I had my choice of mothers,
You’d be the one I’d select!
~ Joanna Fuchs
ABOUT THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF PHOENIX
The mission of the Children’s Museum of Phoenix is to engage the minds, muscles and imaginations of children and the grown-ups who care about them. With hands-on, interactive exhibits designed for children ages birth to 10, the Museum focuses on learning through play, with emphasis on early childhood education and school-readiness.