Mommo Design has a bunch of inspiration for girly reading nooks. These quiet corners contain fluffy pillows, rugs, cushions, usually a canopy, and of course lots of books. I think the idea is very cute and I'd love to do this for my daughter's room.
Celery flower art is another great Mother's Day idea or just a simple art project for the classroom. I think the idea of using food to create art would be an interesting project to bring to the classroom and have students work with and experiment with.