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Creative Ways to Celebrate Mom

By YWCA Minneapolis
May 7, 2020
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Friday, May 8, 2020

We are posting new ideas each week for ways you and your little ones can move, get creative and eat healthy while you are at home. Visit our resources page for more helpful information on how to talk to young children about coronavirus, how to de-stress as a family and more.

More than ever, moms deserve a special day to be celebrated. This week, we have a few creative activities young children can do to make this Mother’s Day memorable, while building on their social-emotional, cognitive and physical development.

Mother’s Day Art Ideas

Mother’s Day Hand Cutout Flowerpot

Step 1: Download the template

Step 2: Gather construction paper (or whatever type of paper you may have), scissors, markers or crayons, and glue/tape

Step 3: Have your child trace their hand, color it and cut it out. Color in the pot and flowers on the template and cut those out. Glue onto another sheet of paper and add your Mother’s Day message.

Make a Kid-Created Mother’s Day Book

Here’s a sweet and thoughtful book kids can make for Mother’s Day. With a printable template, fill in questions about mom and draw coordinating pictures on the frames. Make your book.

Use sidewalk chalk to surprise mom.

You can show your appreciation with just a few pieces of chalk! Write a sweet message and draw a fun picture.

Make Your Own Fruit Roll-ups

A snack that both moms and kids love!

fruit rollup

These 3 Ingredient Fruit Roll-Ups are a simple and delicious way to make your own fruit leather (without any fancy equipment or ingredients!) Recipe via.


  • 2-3 cups fruit
  • 2-3 Tbsp honey can sub sugar or sugar-substitute
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice


1. Blend: Blend fruit in food processor or blender until smooth. Mix in sweetener and lemon juice.

2. Spread: Pour into a pan lined with plastic wrap or parchment paper then spread out ⅛ to ¼ inch thick.

3. Dehydrate: Dehydrate in oven at 140 to 170 degrees F (or as low as oven will go) for 4 to 6 hours, or until the middle is not longer tacky.

4. Cool: Allow to cool, then remove from sheet. With clean scissors, trim off edges then cut into 1 inch wide strips. Wrap with strips of parchment or tissue paper, then use tape or string to seal.

Move Together

Spend some quality time with mom. Here’s a 7-minute workout that moms and their kids can do together.

YWCA Minneapolis equips children with the knowledge and skills to reach their true potential. Our NAEYC-accredited and Four-Star Parent Aware rated early learning programs offer a whole-child learning approach to build children’s social-emotional, cognitive, physical and cultural development. As a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, YWCA Minneapolis is offering child care to essential workers at our Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Ecolab and Midtown locations.