I know it's too late for anyone to use this idea this year for Mother's Day (the tags say "Mom"), but Father's Day is just around the corner and these would be great for Dads too!
I came up with this activity for the children at our church. I needed an inexpensive activity for 45 children!
Oriental Trading sells blank puzzles for a reasonable price, but I only had a week to prepare these, and if I ordered from them they wouldn't have been here in time. So I found mine at Discount School Supply. 48 (4") puzzles + 2 day shipping for $19.95. Sweet.
The children created a special Mother's Day "message" for their Mom and then broke it into little pieces so that she could put it together when they got home from church. They had a GREAT time making these. We also talked about mothers in the scriptures and did a matching game. It was a great sharing time.
I made tags that said, "I love You to Pieces Mom! Happy Mother's Day" and put them in snack baggies ahead of time.
I ended up with three to make when I got home! :)
So just switch out the tags for a special Dad and it's a sweet, custom gift that's fun to reveal!