Free Ways To Make Mum's Day On Mother's Day
Not just for mother’s day but all year round there are some great ways to lift the spirits of a mama in the house. Getting the kids involved and explaining to them that it’s to treat their mum will make them feel appreciative for having her around
Run Her A Bubble Bath
Bring on the bubbles with a nice relaxing bath and giving her time to relax is always a winner. Just make sure that she actually gets time for herself and the kids don’t end up invading.
Breakfast In Bed
There’s nothing better than waking up to find that someone has gone to the effort of making you breakfast. Even if all you have time for is a pot of tea, toast and some fruit, the effort from you and the kids will mean a lot.
Downloadable Peppa Pig Card
The Peppa Pig website is excellent for activities and getting creative with your kids. Especially for Mother’s Day you can download them a card to colour and decorate as they wish. It will be something personal for mum and something the kids will feel proud to have created.
Cuddles On The Hour
Make things silly and fun by setting an alarm to go off every hour. Give it to your kids to keep hold of and every time it goes off, they need to bundle on mum for super cuddles. It might not give her the peace and quiet she’d like on the day but it sure will make her feel loved.
A Mixed Tape
Remember those days when you made someone you loved a tape with all their favourite songs? Well the name may have changed to ‘playlist’ and the technology may have changed to CDs or downloads but the effort behind it is the same. Choose a collection of songs she loves and create her very own playlist.
Home Made Art
Get the kids set up with lots of crayons and paper to draw a special picture for mum. If you have a spare frame lying around, you won’t believe how good a kid’s painting can look when it’s in a frame. Who knows you might even have a budding Picasso on your hands.
Love Heart Biscuits
Get baking with a delicious simple recipe from Organix. If you’re not usually the baking kind this one really is easy Although not technically free, there’s only five ingredients and a cutter required, all of which you can include in your regular grocery shop or order online. You can even make them early with the kids and freeze them to save time later. It will take less than an hour to defrost once out.
•300g ground almonds
•50g dried sour cherries
•100g coconut oil (or butter if you can all eat dairy)
•60ml maple syrup
•1tsp vanilla extract
•Cooling Rack (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 180°C, 160°C fan, Gas Mark 6
2. Mix up the ground almonds and sour cherries in a large bowl and put aside
3. In a pan, gently melt the coconut oil over a low heat.
4. Remove from the heat and add the maple syrup and vanilla extract, stirring together.
5. Then pour this liquid over the ground almonds and stir thoroughly to form soft dough.
6. Divide the dough into two balls. Place each ball onto a sheet of parchment paper, press down, then place a second piece of parchment over the top.
7. Roll the dough out between the sheets of parchment to about 5mm thickness. Place on to a flat baking tray, then pop into the freezer for 10 minutes to firm up.
8. Note - The parchment paper prevents the dough sticking to the rolling pin and makes this super easy. The freezer makes the dough firmer and easier to cut so don’t miss these useful steps
9. Remove dough from the freezer and use heart shaped cutters to cut out biscuits. Use a spatula to carefully lift the biscuits onto another lined baking sheet. Bake for 5-7 minutes until golden. Allow to cool for a couple of minutes on tray and then transfer to a cooling rack.
10. Roll up the left over dough and repeat the process, rolling out between sheets of parchment and freezing for 10 minutes before cutting out. Repeat until all the dough is used up.
Delicious homemade love for mum and time you get to spend having fun with the kids. Everyone’s a winner.