Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Kids
Kids tend to get pretty fired up about Mother’s Day, as it is the perfect time to show Mom how much they really care. But they can become quickly discouraged if they feel they don’t have much money to spend. Luckily, there are plenty of ways for kids to show Mom they love her without spending a single dime. There is no reason for them to stress or feel inadequate on Mother’s Day, instead, gently guide them to give one of the tips a try instead! The focus on Mother’s Day of course should be Mom, not money. So stress this concept with children and give them suggestions from the list below!
Kids don’t need to bust their allowance budget to show Mom their love on Mother’s Day. Instead, take a peek at the 10 Mother’s Day gifts kids can give for free below! They are each fun, frugal, and unique ways to show they care.
10 Mother’s Day Gifts Kids Can Give for Free:
1. Cook mom a meal:
Choose from options that are already available in the house. Make simple menus out of construction paper, dim the lights, and add some paper flowers for some pizzazz. And above all, make sure you clean the kitchen up afterward!
2. Make her home beautiful:
Clean your room to perfection. Dust all of the fixtures, take laundry out, eliminate clutter, remove any dirty dishes, make the bed, sweep, etc. Don’t leave any stone unturned! When done, invite her in to see the sparkling results, and maybe even visit for awhile!
3. Push yourself harder:
Push yourself to work harder in subject you struggle in. Get an improved grade on a test or quiz in that subject and present it to her as a gift. She will appreciate your efforts and how hard you worked, just to honor and impress her.
4.Give her some homemade coupons:
On colorful paper, make her coupons that she can redeem for special services such as loading the dishwasher, mowing the lawn, a half hour to herself uninterrupted, etc. She will appreciate having these as they are a gift that keep on giving.
5. Offer to teach her a skill.
Why not teach her something useful? Offer Mom two or three sessions that teach her how to play a video game, use the computer, cook your favorite snack, or play a certain card game? She will enjoy the time you spend together as well as being able to learn something new!
6. Consider a homemade memory gift:
Make a handmade memento such as a card, poem, painting, or photo frame. Use materials you already have around the house such as paints, colorful paper, crayons, etc. Date the finished product and initial it so she can always remember who gave it to her and when.
7. Give Mom the day off.
Do a task that she typically does, such as washing the dishes or cleaning the bathroom. Give her a certificate granting her the day off from these tasks. The trick is, you need to perform them for her instead. She will enjoy the break and yet still seeing the job get done.
8. Take a walk together.
Moms love spending time with their children. Offer to take her for scenic walk that you plan out ahead of time. Point out points of interest on your walk, and fix her a refreshing ice water at the conclusion of the adventure.
9. Share her interests.
Think about what interests Mom. Is it crafting? Dancing? Singing? Offer to do one of these activities with her! Even if you don’t like it, even if you dread it, put on a smile and give it a go! She will love spending this time and sharing this experience with you!
10. Share something with her.
Moms always have lots of questions for their kids, but don’t want to pry. Invite Mom to ask you a few questions about your life. You can share with her who your friends are, your hopes and dreams, what scares you, what makes you laugh and more. There is no better Mother’s Day gift than for a mom to get to know her child a little bit better!
There is a wonderful saying that if you want to get closer to someone, spend less money on them and more time instead. This is true on Mother’s Day especially! Don’t worry about breaking your budget for Mom, instead, choose a few (or all!) of these tips and give her a Mother’s Day she is not soon to forget.
Give from your heart this Mother’s Day, not your wallet, and see how much of a difference it makes!
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