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Placemats and Letters to Mom: More Projects for our Tea Party

This week we put finishing touches on some big projects. First, the kids wrote letters to their Moms. Remember the super-cute “Forever Bouquets” my kiddos made last week? We mounted the letters onto the back of each child’s handprint art project then laminated the finished product to create a lasting keepsake for the Moms. I also had little sticker labels of each child’s class picture, so I placed a sticker on the bottom of each child’s note as a cute kindergarten reminder.
handprint bouquets for mother's day

Finished Artwork and Letters to Mom

Mother's Day Letter to mom

Teapot Placemats for the Party

The other big project that we finally finished are the placemats for the party. I am so in love with these. Each child had to create 2 placemats (one for the the kindergartener and one for his/her mom). To prep for these, I had a volunteer Dad trace a teapot onto each piece of 12″x18″ construction paper. The students did the cutting. After all the teapots were cut out, we were finally ready to paint!
placemats for mother's day
Several years ago I bought this set of plastic cookie cutters. It has 100 pieces (including numbers 0-9, all capital letters, and fun shapes for most seasons and holidays.) Such a bargain! Anyways, the set also included 3 different shaped flower cookie cutters. The kids dipped the flower-shaped cutters into paint, then stamped them onto their placemats. The next day, my students painted stems, leaves, yellow(ish) dots onto the center of their flowers.

After the placemats dried, they were laminated and I wrote each guest’s name onto the front with a Sharpie.

Planning the Perfect Mother’s Day Tea Party

If you’re just getting started planning your Mother’s Day Tea party, I have all of the printable essentials available in my Mother’s Day Tea Party Printable Pack. This complete printable set contains every printable item you need to plan and execute an adorable Tea Party… invitations, RSVP cards, bunting banners, labels, cupcake toppers, place cards, and more!  Real all about this Mother’s Day tradition in my classroom and see more photos from the pack.

beautiful ideas and printables for a classroom Mother's Day Tea Party
beautiful ideas and printables for a classroom Mother's Day Tea Party

printables for a classroom Mother's Day Tea Party

I’m so excited for the Mother’s Day tea party!

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Maria Gavin

Maria is a former kindergarten and first grade teacher, with 13 years of teaching experience. Her love and passion for all things early childhood is now fulfilled as a mom to two amazing kids. She loves sharing practical and creative tips and ideas that are perfect for young learners – in the classroom or at home!

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  1. I’m really excited to try some of these ideas at my next tea party with my daughters. I love that you do this as a class. What a special event for your students and their families!

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Hi, I'm Maria.

I’m a former kindergarten teacher turned work-from-home mom. I still love sharing ideas and resources to make teaching easier, so you can focus on what really matters in the classroom. When I’m not working on the blog, you’ll find me chasing kids around the house with a cold cup of coffee in my hand (some things never change even once you’re out of the classroom!)


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