Today was our Mother’s Day afternoon tea at Kindy. We asked the mums to wear something pink so I joined in and wore these pink fluffy slippers. To prepare for the afternoon tea the children drew a picture of their mums and then painted them with edicol dye. We asked the children what they’d wish for for their mums. There was an interesting array of answers but my favourite would have to be this one: “I wish for a baby for my mum. A baby boy. And a couple of cheeseburgers and sausages.”
Our afternoon tea included a number of activities for the mums to participate in with their children. We had some nail polish in different shades of pink for the children to paint their mum’s nails with. We had tissues on hand for any mishaps.
We also had a foot massaging station. We taught the children how to move their thumbs in small circles to give a nice massage. The mums who were brave enough to take on this station all seemed to be enjoying it immensely.
We mixed up some different shades of pink paint and had a painting station as well as a pink playdough station. We added rainbow coloured rice to the playdough which made it look like a luscious cupcake. Our two other stations were a necklace threading station and a flower art station which was a flower made using the quilling technique but on a large scale.
Following the activities we sang “Skinny Marinky Dink Dink” to our mums and blew them a kiss at the end. This was a huge hit with the mums. Then we presented our gifts to them. We made the mums a cup of tea or coffee and treated them to a mint slice biscuit and a pink cupcake. We had fairy bread for the children to munch on.
There were two really sweet moments of the day. The first was when one child said excitedly to his friend, “Hey X, come and meet my mum!” The other was when one mum stayed behind with her child and made an extra flower art to give to the child’s step mum. That was an impressive act of kindness.