Posted by: ad65shorty | May 3, 2011

Mother’s Day Idea: Potted Plants (again!)

Another favorite from the past.

Have your children decorate a terra cotta pot! I love this because it’s cheap and something moms can use over and over. (For a big group of children, buy smaller pots. You can get them cheap at any craft store. Sometimes managers will give you a discounted price if it’s for a big group, such as school. It never hurts to ask!)

Use craft paint and let your children go at it! Even the “scribbles” look great! You could also have them use thumbprints and design bugs and flowers, or handprints around the sides look fabulous, too. I like to use Q-tips instead of paintbrushes for painting. They are less messy, and you don’t have to worry about water or much clean-up. For older children, have them draw with a pencil first and then paint. (I’d love to see what my 6-year-old could do now! I’m sure it would be SO cute!)

When the paint is dry, use a sealer to seal the paint. I like the spray kind; it goes on quick and easy.

When it’s all sealed, help your child put some dirt and flowers in the pot. Be sure to put the date on the bottom with a sweet message! Tie a big bow around the pot, and it’s ready for Mother’s Day!



  1. Ha this is what we are making today 🙂 I love these as well. Great minds think alike. Or I guess most teachers do 🙂 Hope you are doing well.

  2. Love this classic. I haven’t done it in my classroom for ahile…but I think we will this year. I love all aspects of the activity. It gives the children a chance to do something many of them haven’t (or at least my students), planting flowers!

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