Mother’s Day Gifts from Kid Siblings- Homemade and Priceless

when my mother in Law Becca Butler died at 90, her grandson Scott, a minister did the eulogy. What he remembered was a homemade gift that he had made as a kid that was always in her living room. It meant the world to him because it showed her love for him as a little boy.

What are some great home made gifts that young siblings can make for mother’s day- for either Mom or Grandma ?

  1.  Tip #1 Have Dad help siblings make these gifts- great gift from Dad.
  2. Tip #2 Have siblings collectively make art.
  3. Ideas for inexpensive easy gifts for kids to make
    1. Handprints of all siblings on one card or an individual card from each with a handprint.
    2. Paper mobile with a favorite item of Mom made by each sibling (tea cup, book, cake, picture of Dad, self portraits of each sibling.
    3. Have siblings make mother’s day breakfast- again with Dad’s help Kid recipe      suggestions
    4. Have each sibling make a mother’s day card
    5. Have every sibling make painted vase. These are my greatest treasure from my grandchildren. One can be used for pencils. Another for flowers. I keep pennies in another and a candle in one in case the lights go out or just for my favorite smelling candle – gardenia reminds me of prom corsages

If Dad’s too busy, enlist extended family   for mother’s day gifts. One of the greatest gift a family member can give is to help out a growing family of siblings.

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About momlovesyoubest

Cathy Cress holds an MSW in Aging from U.C. Berkeley. Her new book Mom Loves You Best, Forgiving and Forging Sibling Relationships , New Horizon Press, was published October 2010. Cress’s book , Handbook of Geriatric Care Management, Jones and Bartlett, is the bible of geriatric care management and is out out in a third edition in February 2011 .Her book Care Managers, Working With the Aging Family, Jones and Bartlett,2008 is one of the few major books on the aging family. Ms. Cress is the founder of GCM Consult ,working with small and national who want to add or launch GCM businesses. She is on the faculty at the University of Florida in their on line master’s in geriatric care management -GCM . She has taught geriatric care management at San Francisco State University , UC Berkeley and teaches at Cabrillo College and San Mateo College. She was founder and director of Cresscare, a GCM business, for 25 years.
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