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Celebrating Mom – 12 Books and a Craft

12 Picture Books that Celebrate Mom for Mother's Day and a Foil Flower Bouquet

Is there anything better in the whole wide world than a mama?

My mama is still my hero and I have never for a moment doubted her love for me. I believe my boys have never had any reason to doubt my love for them. Mamas rock. All of us. We have the proof in our little ones who still see us through the stars in their eyes.

May is the month for Mommies  Mother’s Day is sneaking up on us fast, so I just had to get together a list of books for you and your littles to celebrate the love only a mother and her child understands.

And this craft for you to do together?  It rocks.

12 Picture Books that Celebrate Mom for Mother's Day

Mother’s Day Books

Celebrate Mom for Mother's day with the picture book Just Me and My Mom by Mercer Mayer

I have a mad crush on the Little Critter books, and this one is definitely a celebration of a mama’s patience and love.

Celebrate Mom for Mother's day with the picture book I Love My Mommy Because by Laurel Porter Gaylord

I Love My Mommy Because… includes all the things a mommy does to show her love is shown in lovely illustrations of the animal world.  Littles will love relating their own mamas’ actions to those of a mama cat, a kangaroo, an otter, and other adorable critters.

Celebrate Mom for Mother's day with the picture book I Heart Mom by Eric Carle

I mean, can you even?  The Very Hungry Caterpillar celebrates mamas in this colorful book.

Celebrate Mom for Mother's day with the picture book I Love You, Mommy by Jillian Harker

I Love You, Mommy is a  heartwarming book that follows Little Bear as he learns to stop and listen to his mommy before he makes mistakes.

Oh, me.  Oh, my.  Just the cover of The Runaway Bunny makes me want to cuddle up with my boys and read, read, read.  This book shows little just how big a mama’s love is.  Which is why I loved it both as a child and as a mother.  Plus, Margaret Wise Brown.  That is all.

Celebrate Mom for Mother's day with the picture book Mommy Snuggles by Anne Gutman

Mommy Snuggles is a  sweet board book that pays tribute to a mama’s love through the animals that keep their young close and safe.

Celebrate Mom for Mother's day with the picture book How to Raise a Mom by Jean Reagan

How to Raise a Mom is a set of hilarious role-reversal instructions from two siblings on how raise a happy, healthy mom.  You will laugh.  But not as much as your littles will.

Celebrate Mom for Mother's day with the picture book My Mom Loves Me by Marianne Richmond

My Mom Loves Me! is another sweet board book that illustrates all the ways a mama shows her love.

Celebrate Mom for Mother's day with the picture book My Mother Is Mine by Marion Dane Bauer

My Mother is Mine is another book that shows mama’s love through the love of various animals.  Just look at that gorgeous cover.

Celebrate Mom for Mother's day with the picture book What Not to Give Your Mom on Mother's Day by Martha Seif Simpson

What Not to Give Your Mom on Mother’s Day is a string of hilarious advice from a little boy.  Don’t give her a bunch of flies unless she’s a spider?  Your littles will cackle.  Hopefully they won’t get any ideas…

Celebrate Mom for Mother's day with the picture book Happy Mother's Day by Mercer Mayer

Mercer Mayer rocks, so of course he has two mom-centric Little Critter books.  In Happy Mother’s Day! your littles will love lifting flaps to discover Little Critter’s Mother’s Day plans.

Mother's Day Mice is a great book for celebrating mom

Mother’s Day Mice might be my favorite mama book.  Trying to find the perfect gift for Mama is hard sometimes, but Little Mouse comes up with a wonderful gift–a song.  There’s a Story Time for this book if you want some fun activities to go with it.

Perfect for Mother's Day, this Mom's Beautiful Bouquet craft is made with tissue paper and aluminum foil and is a fun, easy activity

Mom’s Beautiful Bouquet

This craft is fun, pretty, and easy for all ages.  Plus, it’s just messy enough to make it interesting.  Perfect for littles who don’t know what to get their mamas for Mother’s Day.

What you need:

Make a Mother's Day Bouquet with aluminum foil and tissue paper

  • 6×9 sheet aluminum foil
  • Tissue paper in various colors
  • Green chenille stems
  • Glue
  • Paintbrush
  • Paper or plastic cup

What you do:

Make a Mother's Day Bouquet with aluminum foil and tissue paper

  • Cut enough 6×9 rectangles of foil to make the number of flowers you want
  • Dilute 3 TBSP glue with 1 TBSP water in a paper or plastic cup
  • Cut tissue paper into small squares

Make a Mother's Day Bouquet with aluminum foil and tissue paper

  • Paint shiny side of foil with diluted glue

Make a Mother's Day Bouquet with aluminum foil and tissue paper

  • Cover the foil with overlapping tissue squares
  • Apply another coat of diluted glue
  • Allow to dry

Make a Mother's Day Bouquet with aluminum foil and tissue paper

  • Once dry, cut the colorful foil into slender, 6-inch strips

Make a Mother's Day Bouquet with aluminum foil and tissue paper

  • Gather strips together with the paper facing inside
  • Optional: Add 2 or 3 green tissue paper strips for leaves

Make a Mother's Day Bouquet with aluminum foil and tissue paper

  • Pinch ends and securely wrap the base with a chenille stem

Make a Mother's Day Bouquet with aluminum foil and tissue paper

  • Gently bend each strip down to open the blossom

Make a Mother's Day Bouquet with aluminum foil and tissue paper

  • Make several to create a beautiful bouquet

You rock, mama.  So gather your littles around you and celebrate yourself with them.

Love wins,

KT

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KT Brison is a former children’s librarian and educator who gave all that up for the most important job in her life—homeschooling her boys.Though she loves the outdoors and rambling around her farm, she can usually be found with her nose in a book. Any book. As long as it has words.
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10 Comments

  1. Cute craft! I love these Mother’s day book suggestions too.
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  2. Happy Mothers day! Thanks for sharing at #practicalmondays !
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  3. Thanks for including my book, HOW TO RAISE A MOM, in your fun line-up of Mother’s Day books. Your post put a smile on my face. 🙂

    And Happy Mother’s Day to you!

    Jean Reagan

  4. This is so sweet!
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