Mother’s Day activities can be used to promote learning and provide valuable life lessons for your students. From reading and writing to character development, there are a lot of ways to be creative. Use the ideas below in your classroom to not only highlight Mother’s Day but to also foster important life skills.
3 Ways Mother’s Day Activities Promote Learning for Students
They promote handwriting handwriting practice.
If there’s one thing moms never get tired of, it’s handwritten letters by their kids. Whether you choose to give your students writing prompts or allow them to free-write, writing a letter will help foster their handwriting skills. Making handwriting practice fun will help it be more interesting and less mundane.
Mother’s Day activities spark creativity.
Creativity promotes thinking and problem-solving, as well as gives students a sense of purpose. Not to mention, creative arts and crafts are always a hit with students, especially the younger grades. From handprint vases to flip books, there are tons of ideas for incorporating Mother’s Day art in your classroom. Here are a few ideas to check out:
They can help teach character development.
Showing gratitude, selflessness, and thoughtfulness are just a few characteristics that can be fostered through Mother’s Day activities. They give students a chance to take some precious time and really think about how special their mom is and how much they depend on her. Have your students brainstorm ways they can help their mom on this special day. Perhaps they can help cook a meal or set up an in-home spa day. Make it a class-wide discussion so students can give one another ideas.
Flip Book Freebie
To help bring an engaging Mother’s Day activity to your classroom, I created a flip book. Just copy on white or colored paper, cut out, put in order, then staple. Each page has an activity for your students to fill out. There are also different options for the mom in your student’s life. They can choose from:
- Mother’s Day (grandma)
- Mother’s Day (step-mom)
- Special Person’s Day
They’ll have a variety of book prompts, such as:
- “My mom is…”
- “I love her because…”
- “We like to…”
- “Here is a picture of my mom…”