Mothering Sunday is a very old festival. It was the tradition for families to gather together in their “mother” church on the fourth Sunday in Lent. Lent is a time for giving up sweet things and thinking about serious things instead but on Mothering Sunday this was relaxed so that families could enjoy their time together.
Quite often young children were sent out to work in factories or in big houses but on Mothering Sunday they were allowed to go home to visit their mothers. On the way they would pick little posies of early springtime flowers such as primroses, daffodils and violets as a gift for their mothers.
Now Mothering Sunday is often called Mothers Day because although not everyone goes to church, we all like to celebrate special occasions and our wonderful mothers. Children can show their mothers how special they are by making cards and little presents. Here are a few ideas for you….
How to make a “decoupage” card
1. Fold a piece of stiff card in half
2. Find some old birthday cards or magazines
3. Choose pictures of flowers or butterflies and cut them out
4. Make tiny hinges out of paper and stick to the back of the pictures
5. Arrange these on the front of the card and stick down.
6. Send with love.
Mothers Day cakes
Ingredients: 4oz butter 4oz caster sugar 4oz self raising flour 2 eggs
Beat all these together until soft. Spoon into paper cases and bake in a moderate oven for 15/20 mins. When cool cover the tops with icing and sprinkle on hundreds and thousands. These represent all the kisses your mother has given you in your life.
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Chose a colouring in sheet below and click on it to download, then print and decorate with all your mother’s favourite colours and present it to her on Mothers Day!