MAY 2018 CHALLENGE

Our mothers love us unconditionally, they care for us in every way, and help us navigate through life. We all know that Mother’s Day is coming up and what better way to celebrate than by showing our love and kindness to our moms! Not just our own moms either, but all mothers who deserve something special this Mother’s Day! This month’s challenge has two parts…to do a kind act with your mom and to do a kind act for your mom!

For Part 1 of this month’s challenge, we encourage you to reach out and provide resources for kids who may not be able to do something special for their mom’s this Mother’s Day. Kids who live in homeless shelters don’t necessarily have other family members or the supplies to help make a gift for their moms. So, we’re going to help them out and provide some craft items, so they can make Mother’s Day cards!

Items Needed for Part 1 of this Month’s Challenge

    • Cardstock – white and various colors
    • Markers, colored pencils, or crayons (preferably new)
    • Stickers
    • Any extra items you would like to add such as jewels, foam stickers, and puff paint

How to Do Part 1 of this Month’s Challenge

First, gather your supplies in a delivery box or bag. Then, find a local family shelter to deliver your craft supplies. It’s important that you deliver to a family shelter because not all shelters offer accommodations for children. Be sure to include some kind of note letting the children know that the craft supplies are meant to be used for making cards for their moms.

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For Part 2 of this month’s challenge, we encourage you to do something kind for your mom! There are many ways to show your mom how much you appreciate her and we’ve put together a list below, as well as a Pinterest page which you can check out here! Think about what makes your mom happy and what she’ll appreciate most, and don’t be afraid to do more than one kind act for your mom; she definitely deserves it! If you need help with some of the more challenging crafts or cooking, be sure to ask your dad or another family member, neighbor, or friend to help.

Kind Acts for Mother’s Day!

    • Make your mom breakfast
    • Write your mom a poem
    • Plant flowers for your mom
    • Make her a coupon book with coupons for things such as…a shoulder rub, cleaning her car, setting the table, unlimited hugs, and more!
    • Make her this lavender scrub!
    • Treat her to an at-home spa day
    • Make her favorite dessert
    • Paint her a picture
    • Make this fun marble paper to make a card!
    • Buy her flowers
    • Tell her you love her

We know how much our mom’s mean to us! Let’s be sure to spoil them this Mother’s Day with lots of love and kindness!

Reflection Questions

How did it make you feel to help homeless kids create something special for their moms?

Why is your mom special to you? Tell her your answer!

Why is it important to show appreciation for your mom, not just on Mother’s Day, but every day?