Mother’s Day is an annual celebration honoring mothers and mother figures for all that they do for their families. Looking for a creative way to celebrate Mother’s Day with your preschoolers? Make one of these adorable preschool Mothers Day cards to shower her with love and show her how special she is.
The cute homemade cards below are simple, easy, and oh so pretty. They’re perfect for kids from 3 to 5 years old, but kids of all ages can enjoy making special gifts for Mom.
From handprint crafts to flower cards, Mom will have a smile on her face when her little one presents her with a greeting card made just for her.
How Do You Explain Mother’s Day to Preschoolers?
Mother’s Day is a national holiday in many countries. In the United States, it’s always celebrated on the second Sunday of May. We use this holiday to celebrate and honor mothers and their role in our families. Moms work hard, nurture their children, and help hold the family together.
Consider showing a quick video explaining why we celebrate Mother’s Day before you begin your crafts.
What Do You Write in a Mother’s Day Card for Kids?
Keep the messages inside simple for preschoolers. They’re just learning to spell and form their thoughts into complete sentences, so short phrases are helpful. Here are a few examples for writing a special message to send along with the crafts below:
- I love you, Mom!
- You are the best.
- Thank you for all you do.
- Happy Mother’s Day!
- Have a great day, Mom.
- My Mom is #1.
26 Easy Mother’s Day Cards for Preschoolers to Make
Are you ready to create the perfect card for mom? Here are some of our favorites. Flowers, hearts, and sunshine abound in these beautiful homemade preschool Mothers Day cards.
1. You Are My Sunshine Noodle Card
Crafty Morning shows how to make this adorable sunshine card made with noodles. It reads, “Mom, you are my sunshine.” Isn’t that the sweetest sentiment? You could also teach your preschoolers the “You Are My Sunshine” song and Nursery Rhyme to go along with this cute craft.
2. Flower Handprint Card
A beautiful card any mom will love, this handprint flower card from Simple Everyday Mom is easy for little hands to make.
Trace the child’s handprints in Mom’s favorite colors to make the flowers, and cut the other pieces from the template. Paste the pieces together, and write a sweet message inside. Try flower-themed wording inside, like “If moms were flowers, I’d pick you.”
3. Egg Carton Tea Cup Cards
Make this tea cup card from In the Playroom for the tea-rific mom in your life. Not only is this Mother’s Day craft quick and easy, but it includes a handy front pocket that’s just the right size for a bag of her favorite tea.
4. Fingerprint Preschool Mothers Day Card
Make Mom’s Day with a bright and cheerful fingerprint heart flower card from The Crazy Outdoor Mama. Print out the templates (there’s one for Mom and Grandma), and paste the printout on pretty paper. Then, kids can dip their fingertips in paint to stamp over the hearts. They’re the cutest dandelions ever!
5. Mother’s Day Handprint Card
This whimsical handprint card from Non-Toy Gifts is sure to make Mom smile. You’ll need paint, paper, flowers, and googly eyes to help young children make handprint mothers that look just like their own. The collection of mom-prints will look so adorable displayed in the preschool classroom before sending them home with the kids to give to their moms.
6. Printable Teapot Card
Grab your printer, some colorful paper, and the printable templates for these teapot printable cards from A+ Teaching Resources. Kids can choose from three different wording options to ensure their card fits their mother to a “tea.”
7. Q-Tip Flower Art
Introduce preschoolers to pointillism with this bold and beautiful Q-Tip flower art card from Artsy Craftsy Mom. A decorative paper cup cut in half serves as the vase, while flowers adorned with painted dots pour out the top. What a colorful and easy preschool Mother’s Day card!
8. Sticky Heart Card
Here’s a DIY Mother’s Day card from Finding Myself Young that’s perfect for younger children who love playing with sticky things. Using sticky contact paper inside a heart-shaped cutout, preschoolers can add tissue paper, stickers, sequins, and gems to make a sticky heart card that’ll make Grandma smile. Playing with all the textures and materials is fun for little hands, and you never know what sort of creative things kids will come up with.
9. Pinecone Rose Cards
Painted pinecones become gorgeous rosebuds with a bit of imagination. These 3D pinecone rose cards from Rhythms of Play are an easy craft and are a wonderful way to incorporate items from nature into your crafting sessions. Besides pinecones, gather some small leaves and twigs to form the stem and leaves of the flower.
10. Whaley Love You Card
Show Mom how much you “whaley” love her with this fun whale-themed card. The heart-shaped photo of the kids is a cute addition to this card from The Soccer Mom blog, as are the buttons coming out of its blowhole to form a heart shape. What an adorable ocean themed card!
11. Sponge-Painted Cards
A creative use for inexpensive kitchen sponges, these sponge-stamped cards from The Best Ideas for Kids are sure to delight Mom on her special day.
First, cut the sponges into fun shapes—flowers, hearts, or the word “Mom” all work for this occasion. Then, let your preschoolers dip the sponges into paint and stamp the designs onto the front of their cards. They’ll look fantastic and kids can write their own message inside the cute little card.
12. Handprint Sunshine Card
Try a weather theme this Mother’s Day with a handprint sunshine card that speaks to how brightly your mom shines in your life. Preschoolers will love adding the cheerful sunshine and a fluffy cloud to a card made from their tiny handprints. Moms are, indeed, the sunshine on a cloudy day. Grab the free template from Non-Toy Gifts.
13. Fingerprint Flowers Card
Create quaint flowers using fingerprints and buttons for a really special Mother’s Day card. Grab the template for these fingerprint cards from Messy Little Monster to get started right away. The grass, stems, leaves, and flower centers are already in place for you. The kids simply need to add their fingerprint flower petals to complete the scene.
14. Five Things I Love About My Mum Card
Nothing could be sweeter than this card about 5 Things I Love About My Mum from A+ Teaching Resources. Cutting around the flower petals gives those tiny hands plenty of scissors practice. Plus, they’ll delight in coming up with five traits they love best about their mothers. The templates include both a “mom” and a “mum” version.
15. Dancing Mother’s Day Flower Card
This groovy dancing flower card from The Soccer Mom Blog is sure to be a hit. Use foam sheets to make the flowers and flower pots. Add the child’s photo to the center of the flower for a personalized card Mom will remember forever. Add magnetic tape to the back so she can display it on the fridge this spring.
16. Cupcake Liner Flowers Card
If you’re not using cupcake liners in your crafts, you’re missing out. They help move projects along so quickly because you can make just about anything using these baking cups. This cupcake liner flower card from The Best Ideas for Kids is one of the cutest cards.
By layering a couple of different colors, you have a bright and cheery flower blossom that’s ready to put on a greeting card in seconds. Add popsicle stick stems and button centers to complete them. The cup card is a cute touch!
17. String Heart Yarn Cards
Show Mom your heart with a gorgeous string heart yarn card like this one from Hello Wonderful. This card encourages preschoolers’ fine motor skills with threading. If the small holes are too difficult for your child, make a larger version using a hole punch. This will allow them to thread the yarn through the hole using their fingers.
18. Turtle Card for Mother’s Day
You can’t go wrong with this adorable turtle card for pun-loving moms. The turtles are so simple to make using folded mini cupcake liners for the turtle shell. Make a whole family of turtles on the front of the card or just a mama turtle and her baby. What a cute idea from Coffee Cups and Crayons.
For more adorable animal activities, freebies, and craft ideas, check out my animal blog post!
19. Macaroni Art Cards
Designed for the artsy-craftsy mom, these macaroni art cards from Handmade Charlotte are full of wonder and whimsy. Who knew you could use various pasta shapes to make so many flower versions? Using just cardboard, pasta, yarn, and glue, you’ll have a stunning piece of art to turn into a handmade card or to hang on the wall.
20. Handprint Cactus Card
The child’s hand becomes a cute flowering cactus by drawing on spines with a marker and adding flower embellishments or flower stickers. This easy handprint craft from Simple Everyday Mom is a lovely option for grandmothers, too.
21. Tissue Paper Flower Card
Turn sheets of tissue paper into delightful flowers that are ideal for adorning the front of a card. Buggy and Buddy also offers a printable worksheet that prompts kids to draw a picture of Mom and talk about their favorite memories with her. Cut out the boxes to put inside the tissue paper flower card.
22. Stamped Flower Card
Bottle-stamped flowers decorate the front of this lovely card from Rainy Day Mum. Dip the bottom of a bottle into paint and start stamping! Add button centers, cut around the flower shapes and use them to decorate the front of a card. It’s an easy preschool Mothers Day card for preschoolers that incorporates stamping, cutting, and other fine motor skills.
23. Footprint Flower Card
Remember how small those feet are with a footprint flower card. Non-Toy Gifts shows how to make this darling card step by step. You’ll need a couple of flower punches to make quick work of the flower shapes.
Alternatively, you can always print out some flower outlines or draw them and cut them out instead. The footprint serves as the flower vase and opens up to reveal a heartfelt note inside.
24. String Art Flower Cards
Hello Wonderful’s string art flower cards are a fantastic way to introduce kids to sewing. Large plastic sewing needles may be most suitable for preschoolers to use. An adult can provide a little help by poking the holes in the flower template first using a metal needle. Then, let the child work the plastic needle and yarn through the template.
25. Mom Photo Card
Nothing is more endearing to a mother than a photo of her child. Preschoolers can make these gorgeous Mom photo cards in minutes. The “Mom” template from Our Kid Things is easy to cut out and trace onto colorful construction paper. The flower shape serves as the frame for the photo, which makes it all the sweeter.
26. Button Flower Art Card
Finally, this button flower art card from The Best Ideas for Kids is terrific for practicing pincer grasp. You can also work on color identification as the buttons are placed on the card. It’s a lovely choice for any mom in your kids’ lives, from Grandma to an auntie or friend who’s like a second Mom.
We hope you’ve found the perfect handmade preschool Mothers Day cards to make. A sweet, handmade card will surely hold a special place in Mom’s heart. Pin this list to come back to it year after year.
Be sure to also check out my newest Fathers Day crafts for kids to get a head start on cute gift ideas for dad.