A wordle for mother’s day!

I have been playing around with word clouds and really wanted to have the children at school make a wordle or use a wordle as part of their mother’s day gifts.  I don’t have anything from the school to show you yet but I do have some ideas that I did here at home while I was trying to generate a plan…

This is a word cloud that I made as a mother’s day gift. It isn’t quite finished yet because I have to put the baby’s footprint on the back. I have another one that is all ready for the footprint…

To make this, I went to wordle.net and put in names that were all about family. I included mommy, daddy, the baby, the dogs, the year, and a few descriptive words. There are a total of 11 words that I used. You really don’t want any fewer than that or your wordle will be a little empty. For the purpose of this project – 11 was plenty for me…

 

You can play around with the designs and colors and fonts and size until you have what suits your taste. When I went to print the final design, I selected a feature on my printer that let me shrink the wordle to a smaller size. Then I cut around the page and laminated it…

I cut out the laminated wordle card and punched a hole in the top…

For my final version – I will add the baby’s footprint on the back of the card too. Now it is already to go – just need to add a ribbon or put it on a key chain. I thought it would be a fun card for mom to keep with her…

See this fun version of a home made word cloud from Toddler Approved!

By |2011-05-02T21:04:35+00:00May 2nd, 2011|

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Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.

6 Comments

  1. Very cute! Great idea!

  2. Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. May 2, 2011 at 9:29 pm - Reply

    Thank you Stacy:)

  3. Kristina May 2, 2011 at 9:54 pm - Reply

    Deborah, thanks for sharing our link 🙂

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. May 2, 2011 at 10:45 pm - Reply

      You are welcome:) I love it!

  4. Kitter May 4, 2011 at 6:10 pm - Reply

    Brilliant Mother’s Day idea! Thank you! I just created one for my Mom with grandkid-type words. She’ll go bananas over it.

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. May 4, 2011 at 9:29 pm - Reply

      Awesome – I love it!

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