The lovely Thanksgiving Point Tulip Festival gardens going on right now. So lovely.
I remember when my kids were little there was a wonderful first grade teacher who always did a little program in her classroom. Several of my children were lucky enough to have her as a teacher. Her name was Mrs. Estelle Seaton. She was such a gifted teacher. She used to call her teaching year her “sports season”. She came from a family of tall amazon people who all loved football. But her true love were her little first graders.
She would get the kids to stand up proudly in a group in her classroom and put on a little musical performance for Mother’s Day. We were invited to the “Mother’s Day Tea Party” where we would bring all the goodies but the kids gave us the real treats.
Yummy cookies are always fun or a cupcake to decorate for mom too!
They made us sawdust molded handprints holding silk flowers. We took pictures together. And I remember crying when they sang the Mr. Rogers song “I Like Your Eyes”. They sang a bunch more numbers but that’s the one I remember crying on. At Mrs. Lirettes blog she shows a picture of a flower arrangement card I got from my little boys. They did the exact same card in Mrs. Seaton’s class. Maybe making little cards would be fun!
This one was from my little Daniel Moss when he was only 6. Here is another way to do it with a cute poem attached.
On Mother’s Day it is a wonderful and special treat to have the primary children sing a loving song to their moms. It is always a tear jerker moment watching them sing their hearts out with giant smiles showing their love for mom. Childlike love, well, there is just nothing like it on God’s green earth.
Here are a few of my favorites that I would start practicing now. They are melodious and easy for kids to memorize.
1. Mother Dear I Love You So
2. I Always Go Walking
Get visual aids from the Sugardoodle website link here.
Another fun idea I got from
Basic Primary Music’s blog. Check it out! It sounds like lots of fun. It is a concentration match game.