Helping a toddler or preschooler make a gift for mom this year? You’ll love this list of adorable Mother’s Day card ideas for kids to help you find the perfect way to shower her with love!
Mother’s Day is an annual celebration in my countries that honors mothers, grandmothers and mother figures. In the United States this holiday is celebrated every year on the second Sunday of May.
As a mom of three, one of my very favorite gifts to receive from my children is a handmade card. I truly treasure them them, even the incredibly simple ones.
If you’re looking for a way to celebrate Mother’s Day with your preschoolers or other young children, helping them make a card is a wonderful way to include them in making the mom in their life feel extra special. This collection of homemade cards are simple, easy and perfect for kids of all ages.
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What Do You Write in a Mother’s Day Card from Kids?
The beauty of young artists is that their cards for special occasions can be short and sweet! For Mother’s Day cards, keep the message simple. If they’re old enough to write, you can write out a short message that they can copy into the card themselves.
Here are a few examples of what to write in a Mother’s Day card for kids once you’ve created a card:
- Happy Mother’s Day!
- I love you Mama.
- You are the best.
- My mom is #1.
- Thank you mommy for all you do.
- I love mommy!
13 Easy Mother’s Day Cards for Preschoolers
This collection of Mother’s Day card ideas for kids includes some of our favorites from around the internet. With handprint cards, flower cards and so many adorable references to the moms in our life, these cards are perfect for toddlers, preschoolers and kids of all ages to make.
All of the projects on this list either use templates, printables or require basic craft supplies you probably already have on hand!
Mother’s Day Handprint Flowers Card
Make an easy DIY Mother’s Day handprint flower craft by using a free, printable template and following the step-by-step instructions! The downloadable file includes three different images for one to three kids to add their handprints as the flower petals, making it a great easy options for families with more than one child. This kid-made card is sure to make mom smile!
Mother’s Day Sloth Card
This is Heartwarming DIY Sloth card Mother’s Day Card from Inspiring Savings is made with a printable template, making it extra easy peasy. Plus, the sleepy mommy and baby sloths are so cute!
Flower Basket Paper Weaving Craft
This Mother’s Day card doubles as a fine motor activity, as kids get to color, cut and weave! Made with a free printable template, your little ones get to create their own basket full of flowers to give mom on her special day.
3-D Mother’s Day Cards
Your little ones will love creating these 3-D cards, and you’ll love how simple this craft is. Just print the file on cardstock, color and cut! Your kids can give these creations to a loved one as a card or use it as decor, and the mom in their life will enjoy it as a special keepsake for years to come.
Floral Handmade Mother’s Day Card
Washi tape has so many uses, and is one of the main craft supplies in this Floral Handmade Mother’s Day card. Zero skills are required to make this cute card, as you’ll be placing stickers and using markers!
Pineapple and Sloth Mother’s Day Cards
ConservaMom has come up with a two-for-one Mother’s Day card that kids can make! The first one is an adorable Pineapple Mother’s day card, and the second is a Sloth Mother’s day Card perfect. They’re both so cute and such great Mother’s Day card ideas for kids. They also make an easy Mother’s Day craft for older kids, too.
Easy Origami Flower Card
Origami is the art of folding paper into designs, and this simple tutorial shows you how to make a simple flower card with folded paper. It would make a lovely Mother’s Day gift, or a special card for other days you want to celebrate mom, too (like on her birthday). This cute little card is a fun project that younger kids will need a little help with.
Printable Mother’s Day Coloring Cards
These printable Mother’s Day Coloring Cards let little ones put their own special touch on a keepsake card that’s simple and easy to make. Just print the three coloring options and use crayons, glitter, stickers, paints… whatever art supplies you have on hand! This is the perfect card for younger children still learning to color.
How to Make a Mother’s Day Card with Celery
I can’t get over how adorable this Mother’s Day art is, and it was made using celery as a stamp! How creative and a fun way to use up that celery in your fridge, too.
Pop Up Heart Card Printable
We heart crafty things, especially EASY crafty things like printable Mother’s Day cards. This simple craft is made using a printable heart to color and decorate. No special skills or supplies needed for this DIY card! You can print it on regular paper or a piece of cardstock.
Pressed Flower Greeting Card
Pressed flowers are such a meaningful keepsake, and creating handmade cards for mom using pressed flowers is a wonderful opportunity for your child to work on a new skill, too! Our family has pressed pretty flowers from our garden for years, and I love the idea of incorporate those pretty petals into a special Mother’s Day card too.
Cupcake Liner Flower Card
Celebrate your Mom or Grandma this Mother’s Day with a homemade vase of colorful cupcake liner flowers paired with a printable vase. She’ll love her bouquet of cupcake liner flowers!
Handprint Card for Grandma
Many families choose to also recognize the impact grandmother’s have on their family on Mother’s Day, and this adorable handprint craft was specifically created for that, using a free template printed on card stock or craft paper.
The printable says “Grandma, yours will always be my favorite hand to hold,” with a faint peach handprint that is meant to represent her hand. Your child can then add their little handprint over it for a beautiful keepsake! The best part is the file comes with 4 options to choose from: Grandma, Nana, Abuela or Granny.
Which homemade Mother’s Day card on this list is your favorite?
If you enjoyed this craft, be sure to pin it on Pinterest using the image below to make it easier to find next time!