Mother’s day coffee morning was organised on Friday, 10th May 2019 at Carousel Nursery School Ruoholahti to celebrate Mother’s day which is celebrated on the second Sunday in May. Mother’s day coffee morning usually takes place for a couple of hours in the morning on the Friday preceding Mother’s day. Teachers and children together planned interesting activities to make the day special for mothers. A healthy breakfast was arranged and mothers were invited to join children for breakfast at the nursery and also spend some time with them in their nursery environment.

Working together to plan for the special day

Children made beautiful gifts for their mummies. Gift making offered children various opportunities for self expression through art and craft activities. These activities also offered children opportunities to develop their fine motor skills and explore different materials. These gifts were shared with mummies on Mother’s day coffee morning and they were asked to open them on Sunday.

A day before Mother’s day coffee morning some of  the groups at Carousel Nursery School Ruoholahti baked special treats for the mothers. Baking and preparations before that like mixing different ingredients offered children various opportunities for sensory exploration. Measuring ingredients extended opportunities for development of children’s mathematical skills.

Teachers planned interesting activities that mothers could do with the children. There was play-dough, necklace making, crafts using Hama beads, exploring musical instruments and much more.  The activities differed in different groups depending on children’s ages and interests. Some of the groups also had a special corner for photo shoots which was prepared by teachers especially for  Mother’s day where  children and mothers could pose for memorable photos.

Posing for a memorable photo at the photo shoot corner

Coffee morning

Mother’s day coffee morning offers mothers an opportunity to spend time with the children in their nursery environment. It also offers mothers an opportunity to interact with each other and with their children’s teachers.