So what if you haven’t had time to snag a last-minute Mother’s Day gift for your mom or partner this year? We are in quarantine, people! We can’t just go take the kids to the mall or the adorable local craft market to find the perfect Mother’s Day present for every special matriarch in our lives. That’s why we’ve done you a solid: We’ve rounded up these simple but sweet printable Mother’s Day coloring pages, which totally, absolutely “count” as gifts — especially for Mother’s Day in Quarantimes.
After all, it really is the thought that counts when it comes to kid “gifts” for May’s major maternal holiday, and these coloring pages prove that. But 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. Luckily, these crazy-easy coloring printouts will make for an adorable gift/card/art piece combo that little kids will love to make and moms will love to hang up all year. No shopping required.
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 — and give Mom a few precious minutes of peace while they’re busy creating.
A version of this article was originally published in April 2017.