Mother's Day Ideas!

Mother's Day is almost here! Are you ready?!

If you have school-age children, maybe your child has already created something in their classroom to bring home for mom. But what about Grandma? Or a special aunt?

Or maybe (like us!) the day snuck up on you and now you're trying to figure out how to make something special using the odds and ends at your house!

Luckily, area organizations are here to save us from concocting a toothpick and cheerio masterpiece at home, and instead are providing IDEAS and SUPPLIES for some really cool gifts with meaning.

Because, that's the best part - the sweet intention behind the gift!

Whatever you do, make sure to give those special moms in your life some love this coming weekend...and maybe a break, too!

Read on for more, plus a few fun ways to celebrate on Mother's Day!

Tinker Time - Create A Gift For Mom! @ Mead Public Library, Sheboygan

Monday, May 8: 5:00 – 7:30 pm

Ages: Open to all ages, but children must be accompanied by an adult.


Take advantage of the creative space available to you at the Makerspace at Mead Public Library. Drop in and use the supplies at hand to craft some cards, paint a picture, bead a bracelet, sew a circuit, or print in 3D! You are only limited by your imagination. Supplies and equipment will be available for use, but feel free to bring your own (like maybe a special picture of Mom) to add those personal touches!

Karaoke for Kids - Record a Song for Mom! @ Above & Beyond Children's Museum, Sheboygan

Wednesday, May 10: 4:00 – 5:30 pm

Ages: Open to all ages

Free with paid admission

Here's a fun way to capture the love! Take your kids to the JKD Recording Studio at Above and Beyond Children's Museum for karaoke entertainment. They can dedicate a song to mom/grandma and sing their little hearts out, while you record it on your camera. Give a special shout out to the ones you love! All the fun performing equipment and music is all ready for you to use. Especially perfect for those long-distance relatives who would appreciate a sweet melody from afar.

Make it & Take it - Pansy Pots for Mom! @ Kiel Public Library, Kiel

Thursday, May 11: 4:00 – 7:00 pm

Ages: Open to all ages


Drop in for some crafting fun at Kiel Public Library and make a Pansy Pot for Mom! Multi-colored pails and a plethora of Craft Supplies to decorate the pots are provided, along with helpers. Plus, plant a real pansy flower in it before you leave!

Handmade Card & Papercraft Class @ J.E. Hamilton Community House, Two Rivers

Saturday, May 13: 9:30 – 11:00 am

Ages: Open to all ages


Just in time for Mother's Day! Everything you need to create an amazing papercraft-cards, 3-D project, or BOTH - is provided. Just bring your creativity and a willingness to try. All ages and skill levels are welcome! They will demonstrate classic as well as new techniques, inks, markers, embossing (both dry and powder) and more. Join this fun stress-relieving session of creative expression!

Family Craft Day - Mother's Day Photo Display @ New Holstein Public Library, New Holstein

Saturday, May 13: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Ages: Open to all ages


Drop in at New Holstein Public Library and make a special photo display just for mom. No cost to attend. All supplies provided!

Mother's Day Make & Take @ Above & Beyond Children's Museum, Sheboygan

Saturday, May 13: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Ages: Open to all ages

Free with paid admission

The area's biggest Mother's Day gift event for kids at Above & Beyond Children's Museum! Join in the upcoming Make & Take Workshop, where you can choose from a variety of fun gifts to create & personalize and wrap them up in a decorative bag to give to Mom on Mother’s Day! Some gifts cost extra.

Wacky Weekend Workshop @ Rahr-West Art Museum, Manitowoc

Saturday, May 13: 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Ages: Open to all ages


Spend a stress free afternoon having family fun! You don’t have to be creative or artistic to enjoy these wacky workshops. You can just drop in at the Rahr-West Art Museum for an afternoon of fun and relaxation. Make a special collage for mom! Lady Bug Paper Collage: Using shades of green red and brown paper, create a collage of lady bugs in the grass.

Color-Me-Cakes @ Festival Foods, Manitowoc & Sheboygan

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Ages: Open to all ages

Here's a sweet way to show Mom your appreciation! With Color-Me-Cakes at Festival Foods, you can decorate a coloring sheet, hand it over to their bakery team, and they will turn it into a cake design - that's edible too! So cool! See your creation come to life!

Video from Festival Foods Blog:

Decorate a Cake for Mom! @ Festival Foods, Manitowoc & Sheboygan

Saturday, May 13: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Ages: Open to all ages


Decorate a cake with Festival Foods! They'll provide the frosting and cute decorations and your kiddo can get fancy with frosting. The Bakery will host a Mother's Day cake decorating station from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 13. Small heart-shaped cakes are $3, but the sprinkles, frosting and decor are provided at no additional cost!

Video from Festival Foods Blog:

Fun Ways to Celebrate:

Sheboygan Ladies Night Out @ Sheboygan

Thursday, May 11: 5:00 - 9:00 pm


Arrange a babysitter (or maybe it's YOU!) and let Mom celebrate early with a Mom's Night Out! Ladies can enjoy a great night out, great deals at area businesses, and so much more. Open to all ladies! Check in at the Stephanie H. Weill Center. Participating businesses provide special deals, discounts, giveaways and more!

Free Mother's on Mother's Day! @ Mulberry Lane Farm, Sherwood

Sunday, May 14: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Ages: Open to all ages

Moms visit FREE on Mother’s Day at Mulberry Lane Farm! (One Mom FREE per paid general admission)

Cuddle the baby kid goats, baby lambs, baby calves, baby chicks, baby ducklings, baby kittens, baby bunnies, baby, baby, are there babies! That’s why we celebrate all Moms on Mother’s Day. A Caricature Artist will be the grounds, too. A great Mother’s Day gift the whole family can participate in & enjoy. General Admission is $13 per person. Mom is FREE w/ a full paid admission. (kind of like 2 for the price of 1). Admission is all inclusive - kids pony ride, hayride, milk a cow, kiss a pig, feed a goat, cuddle a kitten, catch a chicken. . . everything! Carry-ins are welcome so pack a picnic lunch and spend the whole day. No other offers apply.

Mothers Day Wildflower Hike @ Ledge View Nature Center, Chilton

Sunday, May 14: 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Ages: Open to all ages

$3 per person; Mothers Free

Walk with a naturalist at Ledge View to see the spring floral display and learn some interesting facts and folklore. A great way to get outside for a peaceful hike!

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