These simple but sweet printable Mother’s Day coloring pages prove it really is the thought that counts when it comes to kid “gifts” for May’s major maternal holiday. After all, whether you’re Mom’s partner or a mom yourself, it can be hard to steer your kids in the right — read: easy enough — direction for a homemade Mother’s Day gift. Younger kids might not be ready to a) take a hint and/or b) put together a more difficult craft to show their appreciation for Mom. Enter: These crazy-easy coloring printouts for an adorable gift/card/art piece combo that little kids will love to make and moms will love to hang up all year.
And let’s not forget: A cute coloring page is an activity that benefits kids just as much as it cheers the giftee. Coloring has been shown to promote relaxation in adults and kids alike. It’s time to bust out the good kids art supplies for this one.
A version of this article was originally published in April 2017.