Celebrating a Mother's Love

Hi!  It's Heather from Learning with Mrs. Langley, and I'm excited to share a little Mother's Day Activity with you today! 

With April coming to a close it's time to start thinking about Mother's Day.  This has always been a source of stress for me in the classroom.  I have the sweetest gifts that teachers have put together from each one of my daughters and I cherish each one.  How do I possibly live up to those expectations? 

A few years ago I started doing these recipe books and they were such a BIG HIT!  I got messages over the weekend from moms who absolutely loved them.  That had never happened before!  They are pretty easy to have the kiddos make and then copy and put together.  It's a no fail Mother's Day project! 
Step One: 
Send home these simple recipe pages with a quick note explaining we are planning something sweet and would like a copy of your favorite recipe (hand written in blue or black ink).  I usually get them all back within a few days but a few parents needed an extra copy.  I gave myself a week to get them all in.  
 Step Two: 
Have your students draw a picture of their family enjoying the recipe, a picture of their mom, or just a sweet note on the following page: 
Step Three: 
Copy the pages back to back to create a class book (each child should have a recipe on the front of one page and their story on the back).   Then copy a book (one recipe from each child) and a cover page and you're all set!  I laminate the covers to make them a little more special and add a black piece of tag board as the back cover.  Every child takes one home and they have a special Mother's Day gift and a cool class memory book all at the same time. 

I've tried many of the recipes over the years and I'm never disappointed! 

I've made these files available for FREE here.  Just click and download and you are ready for Mother's Day! 

Thank you for stopping by for a little SUNSHINE today, I hope your families enjoy these as much as mine do! 


  1. Very Cute! Kids will love making this for their moms.


  2. Such a great gift idea! I am sure they turn out absolutely adorable! :o)

  3. P.S. I also love how you include Grandma and Aunt in the illustration component so that all families are considered. What a thoughtful freebie - thank you! XO Pamela