The kids seem to have sprouted up over night, and the end of the year is just around the corner.  Here’s a fun project that makes for an adorable bulletin board and could easily work as a Mother’s Day present.

To make the flowers you’ll need some small paper plates and some colored paper (colored copy paper works great).  Have your students trace their hands several times over on brightly colored paper, then glue them around the edges of the paper plate.  Glue a close up photo of each child (printed out onto regular paper) as the center of the flower.

To make the leaves in the photo, the kids used a stencil cut out of cardboard.  Each leaf contains one of the following sentences:

My name is ____________.

I am _____ -years-old.

I like to _____________.

To assemble, the leaves and flower were stapled onto a long “stem” of green paper.  Now, stand back and admire how all the flowers in your kinder “garden” have grown!  If you want to use these as a Mother’s Day gift, you might want to add the following poem:

Dear Mom,
I will love you forever;
And forever you will be
The most wonderful mother,
You mean everything to me.

I thought of buying you flowers
In the usual way,
But I knew you would prefer
A FOREVER bouquet!