Materials Needed: Small plastic cups (3″ tall), colored construction paper confetti, glue, “Happy Mother’s Day” label, seven strips of paper for each child, and colored pencils.

Activity: The children put glue on the cup and sprinkle on the paper confetti. The “Happy Mother’s Day” label is glued on the front. Children write various things they will do for their mothers. Brainstorm and share ideas such as: dust, sweep the front sidewalk, wash four inside windows, clean my room, empty wastebaskets, clean out the car, go to bed without complaining, do homework promptly, etc. These are placed inside the cup. Have children explain to their moms they can pull out one slip each day for a week.