Project Overview: This project is best for children who are able to write and requires paper and decorating materials.
The coupon book – an oldie but a goody when it comes to gift ideas that children can make themselves. With Mother’s Day right around the corner, now is the perfect time for you to sit down with your little ones and encourage them to think about ways that they can help the special women in their lives!
I am the proud leader of my daughter’s Daisy girl scout troop, and at this weeks meeting we had the girls brainstorm different ideas on how they could help their moms out. It was interesting how it took a moment for them to get going, pondering on just what it is their moms do that they could help with. Once the ice was broken however, the ideas kept coming. Help with dishes, set the table, brush the cat, pick up my toys – I couldn’t help thinking how thrilled their moms would be if they actually get to redeem all these coupons!
After compiling all the ideas the girls filled out pre-printed cards that said “I will help you ________”. This made it easy for our kindergarteners to hand-write the coupons themselves before decorating and stapling together. While a familiar idea, it is one that has great value to both the recipient and the person giving it. People love receiving thoughtful gifts and it is touching to know that your child thought specifically about how they could help you in your daily life.
To all you Mother’s out there – wishing you a wonderful day (and hopefully a carefully crafted coupon book from your little!