Whether she wants to Netflix the day away or go on a long family-only bike ride, do a bit of online shopping or simply put her feet up with a book, there are many things you can do to remind your mum just how dear she is to you on Mother’s Day – no matter how near or far you are.
Share the love online
While you might not see your mum in person this year, you can use technology to be close.
- Make a gratitude video with your best (or most awkward and funny) memories of her
- Send her an e-voucher from her shopping happy place
- Compile a playlist of her favourite songs
- Use Zoom to synchronise a family dinner
- Make a TikTok with your siblings to share with her
- Bake-by-video together (can you match her famous recipe?)
Speaking of food, we asked our team for recipes that kids could help make at home and here’s our top picks - a green juice to kickstart the day and traditional scones for afternoon tea. Younger children will need help from dad or another grown-up for these. And definitely make sure cleaning up isn’t mum’s job.
Good morning juice
2-3 cups of spinach, rinsed
1 cucumber, rinsed and roughly chopped
1 small piece of ginger, peeled
1 green apple, chopped
Juice of half a lemon
Cup of water
Blend it all up and pour into a tall glass for mum – a great way to start the day.
Scones for afternoon tea
Cooking time: 10 to 15 minutes. Preheat oven to 220°C.
2 cups self-raising flour
¾ cup of milk
Add ingredients into large bowl
Rub butter and salt into flour using fingertips
Mix into a soft dough with milk – add a little additional milk if you need
Turn onto a slightly floured board and knead until smooth and elastic
Roll out until it is 2cm thick and cut into round shapes
Arrange on a tray and brush with milk
Place in the oven on the top or centre tray
Allow to cool slightly then break in half. Serve with good quality jam, cream or simply butter. (Feel free to throw some dark chocolate chips in the mixture for extra indulgence.)