Reading Aloud Activity

Posted on Dec 1, 2014 | Resources

Mother’s Day

Suggested Age: Toddler-Grade 1

Submitted by Sri TenCate, State Librarian, Molokai Public Library

Books: A Mother for Choco by Keiko Kasza and Are You My Mother? By P. D. Eastman


The Molokai Public Library holds a monthly “READ TO ME Family Night.” We start the program with the introductory song, “If You’re Happy and You Know It,” and sing songs related to the monthly theme. One of our regular volunteers is a musician who plays her Vietnamese bamboo instrument and accompanies the singers, which include parents, volunteers, children, and staff. At times, her husband comes with a guitar and forms a “band.” Then we share theme-related books to read aloud. The read-aloud is followed by craft activities with supplies provided. After the completion of the activities, every child chooses a new book to keep.


Activity: Mother’s Day Card


  • 1 sheet of colored 8 ½” x 11” index card- weight paper for picture background.
  • Several sheets of colored paper for flowers.
  • Pens or pencils
  • Glue



  1. Fold the paper in half to create a card.
  2. Draw and cut out a vase.
  3. Draw and cut out colored paper stems, flower petals and leaves for the flowers.
  4. Make flowers by gluing cut-out colored paper stems, flower petals, and leaves.
  5. Very lightly outline the vase.
  6. Arrange flowers in the “Happy Mother’s Day” vase.
  7. Paste flowers onto the vase outline.
  8. Paste cut out vase over flowers.