Kids will have an abundance of eagerness when it comes to celebrating Mother's Day, help them channel it into something special which uses their time, skills and creative prowess. Taking the time out to make something with the kids in advance or preparing a special breakfast will really show that thought and love has gone into your gift, and your bound to get a little credit for the kids' creations.


Breakfast in bed

Mamas of young kids might be craving a decent lie-in more than cellophane-wrapped bouquets. So whisk the kids into the kitchen and help them whip up a breakfast treat, whether it's a stack of zesty pancakes, French toast or baked dippy eggs. Load a tray up with homemade breakfast treats, handwritten messages and sweet smelling flowers, and you'll have racked up triple brownie points. Get the kids to refrain from too much bouncing on the bed and it will be a job well done...

Baked dippy eggs

Baked eggs in ramekin with toast

There isn't a better way to start the morning than with egg and soldiers, and this tailor-made recipe has been designed for kids aged between three and six.Baked dippy eggsBlueberry & lemon pancakes

Pancakes with blueberries and syrup on plate

Fluffy, fat American pancakes will definitely get the wow factor, and this simple recipe is perfect for getting the kids involved. But make sure they stand back while you practice your flipping skills.Blueberry & lemon pancakesChocolate & banana French toast

Chocolate French toast on plate

Chocolate and banana French toast is pure indulgence on a plate, kids will have messy fun mashing up the bananas and soaking the sandwiches but you might want to make extra to avoid any jealousy.Chocolate & banana French toastReady, steady bake

Feeling brave? Why not lay on an afternoon tea to really show the love. Kids are never too young to be let off the baking hook, so we've got cakes and bakes that all ages will love making. But when it comes to stirring and decorating, enthusiasm goes a long way, so you might want to keep a wet cloth to hand.

Lemon curd & blueberry cake

Blueberry loaf cake with slice cut

This beautifully moist cake is a springtime treat the whole family will love but make sure little hands don't get in there first.Lemon curd & blueberry cakeChocolate brownie cake

Chocolate brownie on plate with cream and fruit

Nothing says love like squidgy chocolate goo and this five-star rated recipe really couldn't be simpler. This is especially great for the nervous baker as it's pretty much fail-proof.Chocolate brownie cakeLuscious lemon pudding

Lemon pudding on plate with berries

Want to let the kids make something special to finish off a Sunday lunch? This lovely lemon pudding might be just the thing, and you should also be able to avoid a testing supermarket shop as it mainly uses storecupboard ingredients.Luscious lemon pudding with summer berriesNo-bake orange cheesecake

Cheesecake with orange slices on plate with slice cut

This no-bake orange cheesecake takes just minutes to prepare, which is crucial when cooking with young, wondering minds. Kids will be able to stay involved every step of the way and should enjoy making it as much as eating it.No-bake orange cheesecakeEdible gifts

Nothing beats a homemade gift when it comes to Mother's Day and you'll be surprised at what the smallest of hands can help whip up. When the mini pinnies have been bunged in the wash, let the kids loose with ribbons, edible glitter and homemade gift cards. You will definitely win points for bravery even if your creations don't turn out picture perfect.

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White chocolate pretzels

Pretzel bites in bag with ribbon

Kids are bound to love smashing up pretzels with a rolling pin (though these might need to be made in advance if a lie-in is on the cards). This recipe is super-simple but the results are scrumptious.White chocolate pretzel bitesPeppermint candy biscuits

Biscuits with peppermint pieces in box

These cute candy-filled biscuits are sure to melt a few hearts, place them in a box with some pretty coloured tissue for the perfect present.Peppermint candy biscuitsChocolate truffles

Chocolate truffles in box

Help the kids make the truffles then let them loose with the rolling and decorating. Get creative with toppings like crushed pistachio nuts, lightly toasted desiccated coconut, orange zest and cocoa powder for maximum wow factor.

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Will you be making something special with the kids for Mother's Day? We'd love to hear your ideas...

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