How to Celebrate Mother’s Day 2020
Coronavirus pandemic has changed how Australians will celebrate Mother’s Day this year. But closed restaurants and strict social distancing rules are not going to stop us showing appreciation to the wonderful woman who is our mother.
Of course, we can order on-contact Mother’s Day flowers, cakes and gift boxes. But DIY Mother’s Day activities are just as fun. So why not give it a go?
4 Brilliant Ways To Celebrate Mother’s Day At Home
1. Mother’s Day Breakfast in Bed
No virus outbreak is going to stop us preparing mom breakfast in bed on Mother’s Day. Make a shopping list. Send Dad to buy the ingredients. Wake up early. Cook breakfast. Surprise mom when she wakes up with fresh flowers and a delicious breakfast!
Try a simple Mother’s Day breakfast pancake recipe from Kidspot.
1 cup self-raising flour
¾ cup milk
1 tbs sugar
Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
Heat butter in a pan on medium heat.
Pour ¼ cup of batter into the pan.
Cook until bubbles start to form on the surface of the pancake.
Turn the pancake over and continue cooking until pancake is golden.
Here are some amazing ways to turn the pancakes into a delicious café-style breakfast in bed:
Seasonal fruits (Strawberries, plums and blackberries are still in season. Serve fresh or as a compote)
Grilled bananas and apples (Heat some butter in a pan. Add sliced fruit. Sprinkle with brown sugar and cook until caramelised)
Yoghurt or fresh cream
Chocolate, caramel or strawberry sauce
Lemon and cinnamon sugar
Chocolate curls (Grab a block of chocolate. Use a potato peeler to make curls)
Garnish with fresh mint, chopped nuts or micro herbs
Dust with icing sugar or cinnamon
Not keen on pancakes? Try waffles, pikelets, muesli, porridge, French toast, Big Breakfast and many more. For more Mother’s Day Breakfast ideas, check out Bestrecipes.com.au and Tasty. Note: All small children must be supervised in the kitchen.
Mom’s sleeping in? No worries. Turn the special breakfast into a family brunch. We know for a fact, whatever you make, mom is going to love it!
2. Mother’s Day Card
Help your child create a memorable Mother’s Day Card at home. They can make cards for mom, auntie and even granny to show how much they love you during this very special day.
To get started, you will need colour A4 paper or cardboard, glue, marker pens, scissors a photograph of mom, stickers or craft embellishments.
‘Happy Mother’s Day’ Greeting Card
Fold a piece of A4 paper or cardboard in half. Draw a frame on the front half. Ask your child to draw their favourite design on it. They can draw flowers, rainbows, a magic castle, underwater adventure, and even a picture of mommy. Gather some crayons, colour pencils and felt pens together. Colour the picture however they like it. Embellish with some cute stickers or sparkly hearts. Help them write the message inside the card. Give the card back to them when it is finished. Let them have the excitement of hiding the card in your bedroom or presenting it to you on Mother’s Day.
Mother’s Day ‘I love my mom because…’ Mini-Note
Mini notes are brilliant for budding writers. Fold a piece of A4 paper in half lengthwise. Write the title on the top of the paper. Draw a line down the middle to create two columns. Write the words “I love my mom because…” Add dotted lines for your child to complete. Help them complete each line. Give them the honour of presenting it to you again on Mother’s Day.
Mother’s Day ‘You’re the best mom!’ Gift Jar
Mother’s Day ‘I love My Mom’ Photo Frame
Get a piece of paper or cardboard. Draw a photo frame. Glue a photograph in the middle. Get the kids to decorate and personalise it with their drawings and messages. The photo frame can be displayed by your bedside on Mother’s Day.
3. Homemade Mother’s Day Bouquet
Flower deliveries can be expensive on Mother’s Day. There are still plenty of summer blooms in the garden, the children can use to make a homemade bouquet for Mother’s Day.
How to make a Mother’s Day Bouquet
Cut a square piece of tissue paper. Bunch some flowers together and place on one corner of the tissue paper. Wrap the left side over the right. Wrap the bottom over that, then the right side on top. Repeat with a square kraft paper by wrapping a little lower than the tissue paper. That way, the tissue paper will peak over the top of the kraft paper. Seal with tape. Decorate with some ribbons or string.
4. Mother’s Day Special Performance
Want to do something different for Mother’s Day this year? Why not encourage the kids to put on a special Mother’s Day performance to celebrate the day? Get the kids involved by discussing ideas with them. They can have a musical performance, a dance performance, a poetry recital, storytelling or even a play. Your kids will have endless hours of fun, practising for the big day. Make it extra fun by encouraging them to dress up for the event. Mom (and dad) will also dress up on the day, just like our annual concerts.
Set up the family room to look like a theatre with chairs and a mini stage. Take lots of photographs and short video clips. Don’t forget to share these with family and friends and tag us on Instagram @topkidz.com.au Facebook #topkidzacademy
Mother’s Day is a special day to celebrate our moms & all the motherly figures in our lives!
To all the wonderful mothers in Australia and around the world, we wish you a VERY HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!