Mother's Day Gifts...yeah or nay?

Let me start this post with the fact that I am a mom.  I know Mother's Day is in May, but I kind of forgot about it this year.  I already a gift ready to go for my own mother, but things at work have been a little crazy so I forgot.

So, tomorrow would be the day to do something for the kids to take home to mom.  Here is my dilemma....I have two students in my class whom have no mother.  Do I still make some sort of Mother's Day gift with the class?  One of those two has an older sister who helps take care of him, but the other little one doesn't have a female figure in his life.

What would you do?  I would love to hear your thoughts on this.  I am torn because I don't want to make things any harder for these two little ones, but I don't want to leave the others out.

Leave me a comment and tell me what you think.  I am anxious to hear!


  1. I've had this situation before but for Fathers... and I didn't do anything because it was still quite fresh for that one kid.

    His father had died just the year before and so therefore when mothers day rolled around (earlier in the school year for us in New Zealand than fathers day is) I decided not to do anything at all in class because... if we did that would have meant we then needed to do a fathers day thing later in the year and I didn't want to put the kid through that as it was going to be his first fathers day without his dad.

    I wondered at the time if I was being a chicken and taking the easy way out, but looking back I'd do it the same way again.

    The other kids could always make a card or whatever after school or in their own time, but I think it's too hard to approach if there's a situation like that. Split families might be a bit different I guess- although without knowing the circumstances it could still be horrible for the kid involved, but a death was definitely too big to have to handle for the sake of other kids getting time in class to make a card

    Good luck- just go with your gut instinct.

    x Serena x
    Magic Mistakes & Mayhem

  2. We have made something this year as a gift (hand print butterflies) but I haven't discussed Mother's Day at all. With my students' mom dying at Spring's been a letsdontdiscussthisatall type situation.

    So we have made something, but when we send it home tomorrow I'm just going to say, give this to whoever you live with and tell them how much you love them. And let it be.

    It's tough...definitely.

    Mrs. Thigpen's Kindergarten

  3. I have a girl who doesn't celebrate any holidays and for Mother's Day I didn't put anything with the words Happy Mother's Day on her stuff. I told that she could give the things she made to anyone she cares about. That way they aren't left out because she loves making stuff with everyone too!

    Kimberly AnnLive, Laugh, I love Kindergarten

  4. Aw :( That makes me so sad but I can see how that could be difficult. What did you end up doing? Sorry I didn't stop by earlier for support!!!! Happy early mother's day!
    Kickin’ it in Kindergarten