Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Easy Parent Gift :)

I actually made these cute cards for Mother's Day, but they can be made for anything...Parent Appreciation, a Room-Mom gift, or even for a simple thank you :) 
I did take pictures of the entire process but they are on my other computer, that BROKE! My county takes forever to fix things so I have been without a computer for over a week...hopefully I will get it back soon!
First, you need to open up a new document on pages or word. Enter a little over half way down the paper. Then type 'A note from...'
Enter down a little farther and type in the student's name followed by mom (ex. Caitlin's mom).  After you have done this you can space over on the same lines and enter the same info again. This way you have two columns like the white paper below....
 When you are done print it out on plain paper. Then give your students a small paper that will fit in between the words 'A note from...' and 'Caitlin's mom'. Let them draw a picture on the paper. They can draw it with pencil and you can trace over it with pen or you can let them use pen :)  Tape their picture in between the words and then copy it onto colored card stock.
 Cut the card stock in half, fold the paper in half, and wa-la!! Cards for their mommy's :)
If you have bags, you can put them in the clear bags and tie them with a ribbon; if not, you can tie them like I did above. The parents love these :)
Hopefully these directions aren't too confusing!! It would have been much easier with all the pictures!

7 comments:

  1. I love this! I can't wait to do this.

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  2. Cool idea! Moms love their kids' drawings but never have a place to put them! I bet your moms loved them!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

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  3. Found your blog through Live, Laugh, Love Everyday in Kindergarten. I am your newest follower. Love this idea!

    Yeehaw! Teaching in Texas

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  4. What a wonderful idea! The moms would absolutely LOVE these!
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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  5. This is such a cute idea! I imagine many mothers coming to tears with a gift like this! Thank you for sharing, consider me a follower!
    Vanessa
    Kindergarten Schmindergarten

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