Are you looking for a sweet and personalized gift for a mom or grandma for Mother’s Day this year? Check out this heart-warming love letter project that I did with my son for his grandmothers when he was just a preschooler. It’s still one of our favourite gifts!
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Every year since I was little, I have tried to find a special way on Mother’s Day to show my Mom how much I love and appreciate her! Because I like to craft, my gifts are often artistic projects. I have made personalized zentangles, word-art, and countless original cards.
When my son was little, I wanted him to understand how good it feels to make something special for someone he loves too – and so the tradition began of having him make something for his grandmothers on Mother’s Day.
This year – we came up with two special gifts: a handmade plaster plaque showcasing symbols of each grandmother’s interests, and a very special letter to grandma (or Nan and Oma in our case!).
Love Letter Materials
- White or pink printer paper
- A printer
- A white picture frame, 8×10″, with a white mat
- Pink and yellow acrylic paint
- A green marker
- A few pom poms
- A few clothespegs
Interviewing Your Child
To start, I interviewed my son about his Oma. I asked him as many questions as I could think of and got some good answers. However, I found that by giving him a sentence prompt I got more detailed (and cute!) responses.
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After interviewing my son about his Oma, I wrote up a fill-in-the-blanks letter to grandma.
Get your editable Google Docs copy of the letter, click HERE.
Next, I typed in my son’s answers in bolded text. This way Oma would know what words were exactly his!
Here was my son’s completed letter! My favourite part is the end where he tells why he loves his Oma!
Presenting the Love Letter
To present your letter, you could fold it up in an envelope, or include it with a card. Or if you want something a little sturdier, you could choose to frame it in an 8×10″ picture frame like we did.
To create the painted flowers on the picture mat, we attached pompoms to the end of clothes pegs and dipped and dabbed. After the pink flowers were dry, we dipped and dabbed with a smaller pompom with yellow paint. Last, we drew green stems with marker. Easy and beautiful!
After creating the photo frame, you could use any leftover pom poms to play this super fun, homemade turn-taking game.
I think this letter is absolutely adorable and a really nice way to get kids thinking about how much they love and appreciate their mothers or grandmothers.
Happy interviewing and Happy Mother’s Day!