Mother's Day Fun

Happy Mother’s Day!
Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13th. Impress the mom in your life by teaching her about the history of Mother’s Day. Then give her a day to remember by taking part in some of the following fun activities in and around the city or plan a relaxing day at home.

In the United States the first known suggestion for Mother’s Day came in 1872 from Julia Ward Howard, author of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic". Howard envisioned a day of peace, but her idea didn’t catch on. Finally, in 1907 on the anniversary of her mother's death Anna Jarvis arranged a church service in Philadelphia to honor all mothers. She then began a letter writing campaign to congress and news outlets. In 1914 Woodrow Wilson responded, designating the second Sunday in May Mother’s Day. Many countries around the world have similar traditions to honor mothers.

This year honor your mom by choosing from some of the many activities happening around Denver.

If mom would prefer a relaxing day at home, make her a delicious meal like Fancy Nancy in Fancy Nancy's Marvelous Mother's Day Brunch. Find a delicious recipe in Mom and Me Cookbook. Try making a craft for her, just like Gus in Gus Makes a Gift. For inspiration, check out one of the many craft books we have at the library. One example is Nature's Art Box. Finish your day by reading some books about moms together. Here are a few great ones for younger children:

Written by Rachel on May 4, 2012

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