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Mom's Medal of Honor

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  • 1 - lid from a 40.7 oz. canister of NESTLÉ NESQUIK
  • Colored construction paper in 5 different colors
  • Colored markers or crayons
  • Permanent marker pens
  • Compass or protractor
  • One-hole punch
  • Safety scissors


  • Remove the lid from an empty 40.7 oz. canister of NESQUIK.
  • Use a compass to cut five circles, each 4 3/4 inch in diameter, out of different colors of construction paper.
  • Using the colored markers, write what each coupon will be good for. Some good examples:
    • o Good for cuddles and love
      o Good for taking out the trash
      o Good for reading a story to Mom
      o Good for one dog walk
      o Good for cleaning up my room
  • On the outside portion of the lid write, with permanent markers, the words "Mom's Medal of Honor" and decorate it however you'd like, for that special touch.
  • Punch a hole at the top of the lid, above what you have written.
  • Center your five coupons on the inside of the NESQUIK lid and mark the spot where you'll punch them.
  • With the hole punch, punch a hole at the top of the coupons.
  • Place the coupons on the inside of the lid. String a ribbon through the holes in the coupons and the hole in the lid to hold them all together.
  • Hang on Mom's bedroom door or on a knob in the kitchen for her to find on Mother's Day.
  • Be prepared to perform the duties on Mom's coupons. Remember, she can redeem them at any time and they have no expiration date!


  • Always redeem the coupons with a smile!


  • Get the rest of the family together and serve mom breakfast in bed. That would be a great time to present her with her Medal of Honor.
  • For a positive way to keep everyone involved in household duties, make a "Family Chore Chart".

    • o Start with a family meeting and discuss the duties that should be included.
      o Have everyone sign up for at least one chore per week.
      o Older children may have one or more chores that they do alone or they may "buddy-up" with a younger child. For example, if an older child is signed up to take out the trash, a younger brother or sister can be "the assistant" and carry out lighter bags filled with paper or plastic.
      o This is a great way to start instilling responsibility, and teamwork!

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Posted on: 3/17/2010 4:31 PM

Posted by: Kayte L

City: Bangor

What a great gift. I think Ill tweak this and let my son do Dads Medal for fathers day. His dad will appreciate this much more than some cheap gift from the store anyway.

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Posted on: 2/9/2010 12:05 PM

Posted by: Gretchen H

What a cute idea! This would be such a wonderful and thoughtful gift to give.

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