Isn’t that painting lovely? I tried to find a painting with three boys (in honor of my three boys) but struck out. I wonder if I can get Kathy Barbro to paint one for me?
Speaking of Kathy and her art blog for kids that I’m completely addicted to, check out her fun idea for a Mother’s Day card.
It begins with this:
And ends, well, with whatever colors you like actually. Check out her post for an example of the finished product.
While you’re at it have your kids check it out. They are making cards for Mother’s Day right? Or writing letters to mom/grandma/aunt thanking her for being so wonderful? Or perhaps making a simple gift to give?
Cuz those kinds of things fit right in with scouting and the LDS youth programs.
I’ll bet you’re shocked to hear me say that, aren’t you?
Alright, maybe not. Encourage your kids, young and old, to honor the women in their lives and check out these ideas that can easily fit in with Mother’s Day.
(By the way, if you’ve ever felt the pangs of inadequacy, guilt or isolation on Mother’s Day, you may enjoy Mormon Soprano’s post about honoring all women on Mother’s Day.)
Faith in God – Serving Others requirement 2: “Write a letter to a teacher, your parents, or your grandparents telling them what you appreciate and respect about them. ” (Also counts toward the Cub Scout Religious Square Knot.)
Tiger Cub Scout elective 2: “Make a decoration with your family or your den. Display it or give it to someone as a gift.”
Wolf Cub Scout elective 3a: “Make something useful for your home or school. Start with a recipe card holder”
Wolf Cub Scout elective 21b: “Explain what a computer program does. Use a program to write a report for school, to write a letter, or for something else.”
Bear Cub Scout requirement 18b: “Write two letters to relatives or friends.”
Bear Cub Scout requirement 18e: “Write a thank-you note.”
Webelos Communicator activity badge requirement 11: “Use a personal computer to write a letter to a friend or relative. Create your letter, check it for grammar and spelling, and save it to a disk. Print it.”
See the Webelos Craftsman activity badge for several homemade gift ideas.
Art cub scout pin requirement 4: “Make a simple silkscreen or stencil. Print a card or T-shirt.”
Art cub scout pin requirement 6: “Create an object using clay that can be fired, baked in the oven, or hardened in water. ”
Communicating cub scout belt loop requirement 2: “Write a letter to a friend or relative.”
Duty to God – Deacon Spiritual Development requirement 12: “Write a letter to your parents, your grandparents, or a ward or stake leader. Thank them for their example and positive influence on you.”
Duty to God – Teacher Spiritual Development requirement 10: “Write 3 letters of appreciation to your family or ward members during the year. Thank them for their kindness and support.”
Personal Progress Divine Nature requirement 2: “As a young woman you are blessed with divine feminine qualities. Increase your understanding of and appreciation for womanhood. Read Proverbs 31:10–31 and two talks on womanhood from a conference issue of the Church magazines. Review what “The Family: A Proclamation to the World” says about being a wife and a mother. Then ask your mother or another mother you admire what she thinks are important attributes for being a mother. List the attributes in your journal. Then choose one of those attributes and strive to develop it. After two weeks report your success to a parent or leader.”