Story Time

Mother's Day
Submitted by: Bonnie Langan, Baldwin Boettcher
Audience
• Toddler • Pre-school
Books
The Mother's Day Mice by:Bunting, Eve
Three little mouse brothers go into the meadow to find a present for their mother but it is the littlest mouse that comes up with the most unusual gift of all.
Mama's Day Surprise by:Berenstain, Stan & Jan
As Mother's Day approches, Papa Bear and the cubs do their best to surprise Mama with breakfast in bed and a gift, and Mama does her best not to ruin the surprise.
The Mother's Day Sandwich by:Wynot, Jillian
Ivy and Hackett's plan to give their mother a Mother's Day breakfast in bed almost turns to disaster until Mother finds a way to save the day.
Mother's Mother's Day by:Balian, Lorna
Hazel the mouse goes to visit her mother on Mother's Day, but finds she has gone to visit her mother.
A Chair For My Mother by:Williams, Vera B
A child, her waitress mother, and her grandmother save dimes to buy a comfortable armchair after all their furniture is lost in a fire.
Mothers Are Like That by:Carrick, Carol
A simple description of animal and human mothers caring for their young.
Snug in Mama's Arms by:Medearis, Angela
As she snuggles her daughter in her arms at bedtime, a mother tells her child how animals and children around the world go to sleep.
I Want to Say I Love You by:Buehner, Caralyn
A mother expresses her love for her child in a humerous way.
Motherlove by:Kroll, Virginia
A look at a variety of species, including our own, in which mothers nurture their young.
Mother's Day by:Rockwell, Anne
The students in Mrs. Madoff's class share how they will celebrate Mother's Day will their families.
Songs
Craft
Make a fan out of a CD and popsicle stick. Put on the poem;
Dear Mom, I leave a little mark wherever I go, With my footprints and handprints, as you well know. You leave your mark, too, each and every day, Making heartprints on me In your loving way. I Love You, Mom. Happy Mother's Day.
You can do this with hand and foot prints on the fan also. It is very flexible depending on the age of the children.
Other
Use a paper doily and let them design a card or placemat. Use this; I had a mother who read me things That wholesome life to a child's heart brings. Stories that stir with an upward touch. Oh that very Mother were such! You may have tangible wealth untold Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. Richer than I you can never be. I had a Mother who read to me.