Mother's Day SPA Science!

Just when you thought I couldn't connect one more holiday to science... 

Mother's Day is just a few short weeks away.  It's time to make flowers from hand prints and little cards with pictures of mom (that in no way reflect how she really looks).  My own children used to draw me with the most ridiculous bangs and a circle tummy.  They drew other people with rectangle bodies, but not me... circle tummy.  Funny how a card like that can send you screaming straight to the gym.  

And the hairdresser. 

As much as I have always loved the circle-tummy cards, what mom doesn't love a little pampering now and then, too?  If you've never made homemade spa treatments, think about doing a few this year with your own students.  Things like sugar scrubs, facial wipes, and bath salts are very easy to make and really work!  You can simply make them and give them as gifts OR you can turn it into a science lab and make it educational, too. 

I just finished putting together a science set to go along with our favorite homemade items... peach sugar scrub, peppermint facial wipes, and lavender fizzy bath salts.  It includes:

• teacher notes and directions
• student recording sheets
• scientific explanations
• sequential anchor charts
• and gift tags

I'm giving one of these sets away to one of my blog followers on FRIDAY! To be eligible to win (and in the spirit of Mother's Day), leave a comment below with:

• a special memory you recall with your own mom
• and your email address

A winner will be randomly chosen and announced this Friday... good luck!

And happy teaching!  :)


  1. I was living in Italy when my first child was born. My mom flew over and stayed with me for a month. She was an angel and I do not know what I would have done without her help.

  2. Being so busy with work and kids, anytime my mom and I get a chance to have a girls' afternoon of shopping and eating is special me.

  3. My mother is a sweet, little angel that helps me out as often as she can. She's 81 now, and she is happiest when I bring the children over for a visit and we just sit and chat. She loves to have her toenails painted bright red, so I give her a pedicure once a month. I love kneeling before her and taking care of her feet for her. Such a humbling experience.

  4. My favorite memories with my mom are our yearly trips to different cities. We went somewhere new every year (before kids) and always had a blast exploring the city!

  5. I LOVE every single one of these sweet memories... I'll be sending it to all of you. Hope you all have a great week!! :)

  6. My Mom was the most thoughtful giving person I have ever met. She would shop and shop and shop AND SHOP until she found the perfect gift for the birthday person, it was NOT FUN as a kid but now so endearing! What about your mom Andrea?

  7. Just discovered your blog! Love this creative. I have so many wonderful memories with my mom but I especially love the fact that she lives just down the road and I can see her anytime I want. :) Love your blog!


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