Mother’s Day aka Mothering Sunday is coming this weekend. If you’re anything like me, thing can be a bit last minute. But fear not, I, like most mums are happy with a bit of breakfast in bed and a homemade card. I’ve put together four Mother’s Day colouring sheets which could happily be turned into cards, or stuck to the fridge in celebration of Mother’s Day!
The Mother’s Day Colouring sheets are ideal for entertaining little ones, or colouring in to give to mummy, grandma or a favourite female family member. There are four very different styles to choose from, so there’s something for everyone.
Mothering Sunday in the UK falls on the fourth Sunday in Lent, exactly three weeks before Easter Day. Traditionally Mothering Sunday was the day when people would visit their “mother” church (the church they were baptised in). Mothering Sunday has become an occasion for celebrating mothers and giving them presents, though these days we have shortened it to Mother’s Day.
Mother’s Day is celebrated around the world on different days, in the UK, Canada and Australia it falls in March. In America it is a slightly more commercial celebration which takes place in May.
Our Mother’s Day celebrations are usually pretty low-key (which is how I like it). I will be given breakfast in bed and a cuddle and a card, then we will go to church and the children hand out little bunches of flowers to all the adult women in the congregation. Then we will put on our walking boots and go for a nice bracing walk with the dog somewhere. To me, that is perfect.
If you fancy doing some Mother’s Day crafts, here are some lovely spring crafts you could try –
Ahoy there Pipsqueaks! I am excited to be able to let you know that I will be taking part in the Pip Ahoy Twitter party on Thursday 25th February from 1-2.30pm. Follow the Pip Ahoy! twitter account and during the party they will be giving away 20 copies of the Welcome To Salty Cove DVD to some partying Pipsqueaks. Use the hashtag #PipAhoy to join in.
You can download your free Pip Ahoy party pack here. The pack includes a whole host of Pip Ahoy crafts, party games, sing along song sheets and everything you need to make your pwn Pip Ahoy puppet theatre!
Don’t forget I’ve also got a giveaway running until 29th February to win your very own copy of the Welcome To Salty Cove DVD. You can find my giveaway here!
Free Printables for Pre-Schoolers!
I’ve got some gorgeous free Pip Ahoy spring printables which you can download here. Make some Mother’s Day crafts and cards, as well as an Easter bunny mask, thank you cards and colouring in pages. Something to keep the little ones occupied this spring.
I hope very much that you’ll join me, Pip Ahoy and a host of other bloggers at the Pip Ahoy twitter party this coming Thursday. See you then?
The lovely people who make the brilliant cartoon Pip Ahoy have given me a fantastic set of 12 Christmas Pip Ahoy! printables to share with you.
If you’ve not yet heard of Pip and his friends, Pip Ahoy! is a cartoon about Pip the puppy, and his friends including cute kitten Alba and adorable Alan the penguin in the seaside town of Salty Cove. You can catch up with Pip Ahoy! on Channel 5’s Milkshake and on Cartoonito.
This set of free Christmas Pip Ahoy! printables includes lots of festive pictures to colour in, as well as template letters to Santa and Christmas craft ideas. Lots to keep the little ones entertained throughout the Christmas period.
To download the free Pip Ahoy! printables click here.
Don’t forget to join us for the Pip Ahoy! Twitter Party on 1st December, follow @PipAhoyUK and join in with the hashtag #ISpyWithPip to be in with a chance to win some prizes. You can download your free Pip Ahoy party pack here.
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Don’t forget you can win your very own Pip Ahoy! Skippers Bucket Toy in my Christmas competition – it ends on 13th December 2015, click here to be in with a chance to win!