Thoughtful Mother's Day activity ideas

Sian Evans
27th February 2018
Mother's Day teaching inspiration for EYFS, KS1 and KS2 pupils

Creative ways to celebrate Mother's Day with EYFS and primary classes

Finding original ways to help your pupils show how much they appreciate their mums, female family members or carers is no mean feat. But fear not! We’ve picked out some of our favourite Mother’s Day resources to support your teaching on the run up to Mothering Sunday. 

Themed lessons

From introducing young learners to the customs of Mother’s Day to brightening up their maths and creative writing lessons, why not try something new with your class?


Mothers day powerpoint

I found a resource on this site covering mothers day but it was more for older children so I have adapted it for younger children. The resource is aimed at foundation stage children and is a simple way of introducing this custom. It is also to be used to promote discussion and to give ideas to enable the children to celebrate this custom with thier mums. It also leads on to making a card for the occasion.

By maddie75

KS1 Mother's Day Resource Bundle

A lovely Mother's Day PowerPoint presentation accompanied by a collection of stimulating worksheets.
By jessplex

Poetry - Mothers Day Poems

Planning ideas for Yr 1 but can be adapted for all years. This planning was modified as we went along and is added as a resource to give ideas on lessons. Please note that it was an on going document and needs personalisation for your class. The planning sheet is not complete but shows the progression. Poetry planning; reading poems, discussing poems, writing poems, peotry features, non-rhyming poems. Rhyming activities - poetry links to ICT
By rubyru22

Mothering Sunday Borders

Lots of themed borders for your Mothering Sunday/Mother's Day writing activities. ‘Moth Sun border 2010’ contains unlined borders which can be copied and used in a new Word document with a text box for ICT writing.

By Grolta

Mother's Day Assembly

A fun and interactive 27-slide PowerPoint presentation about Mother’s Day (Mothering Sunday), its UK origins and traditions.

Suitable for stand alone lessons and assemblies in KS1/KS2. Fully editable text can be tailored to the needs of your pupils.

After a short starter, pupils learn about the history of Mother’s Day and its religious origins. Information about modern Mother’s Day is also included, as well as a fun facts quiz, inspirational quotes and colourful illustrations.

Thank you for your interest.

By hoppytimes

Mothers Day flowers and chocs Mathematics

Have fun with Maths for Mother's Day!

Choose flowers and calculate how much you spend.

Own a chocolate shop and make gift boxes of chocolates!

This resource contains four sheets with differentiation for use in a range of environments.
By Mathsright

Creative activities

No Mother’s Day is complete without a card or a gift, so we’ve hand-picked a selection of ready-to-use ways for pupils to creatively show their appreciation.


Build a Bear for Mother's Day

You'll have so much fun with this craft! Yes .. that bear is 3D.
Lift up the heart to reveal a message to Mum, Mom, Grandma, Sister, Aunt, etc. underneath the heart! So cute.

Includes 2 components:
1 - Students begin with the Bear Template. There are 2 bear faces to choose from. Each bear is holding a heart. I have placed a picture and a simple message of each heart. There is room for the students to write a message to their loved one on that heart..
2 Students choose decorations for their Bear. They use these decorations to decorate their Bear and make it 3D. Younger students who have difficulty cutting can just use the template as the gift and don't need to make it 3D. There are 10 decorations to choose from including 2 blank decoration templates.

Requires: Paper, glue, coloring pencils and scissors.

Please look at the preview. I just used regular paper (beige in color), glue sticks are recommended.
By Artsy-Crafter

Mother's Day; You and Me book

Children will think about their mum and use the planner page to complete You and Me book for mothers day.
By emsdee

Mothers' day

Mothers’ Day Gift ‘A box filled with love’. After showing the children a special wrapped box (mini smartie box) tied with ribbon we say that there is something very special inside. Can they guess? There is a poem attached – You never can unwrap it. Please leave the ribbon tied. Just hold the box close to you, It’s filled with love inside. Bring out the filled smartie boxes & shake. Oh dear there is a problem – they should be empty! What shall we do? (love their reactions). After eating the contents they put their ‘love’ inside the empty box (again this is lovely to see – some blow inside, others take handfuls of ‘fresh air’ out of their mouths). Quickly close the box é wrap. We’ve found that pre-cut adhesive ‘wrappers’ are best. We were lucky enough to be given iridescent silvery sticky backed paper which was ideal as the children ‘rolled’ their boxes over the paper é it stuck. We used the ribbon that comes with the bows you find at Christmas. Attach the poem.

By toty

Mother's Day Chocolate Truffles

I have created this power point for my year 2 class to solve mental maths problems before completing a baking activity. The children can apply their money skills for a purpose which will be to purchase the ingredients to bake chocolate truffles for Mother's Day.
By HVCarter

Mother's Day Crafts - POP-UP Bouquet Craftivity

This POP-UP Bouquet will be a great gift for Mom / Mum, Sister, Aunt, Grandma, etc.

Watch the video to see how it is made.

What is included:
A total of 9 templates for students to choose from:
- 5 base templates (with writing activities)
- 4 front cover / back cover (with writing activities)
- plus flowers and a bow to pop up the bouquet of flowers

There are lots of options for everyone. Students create this POP-UP Flower Bouquet using the base template provided, then make a few cuts and folds and add the flowers and the bow. The Flower Bouquet closes for easy transport home. Graphics for boys and for girls.

Note: It is so much easier to watch the video than to try and follow written instructions so that is how you will learn to make this product.

What you need:
Just photocopy on regular photocopy paper. Students will need coloring pencils, scissors and glue.

Students will be proud to present this to their loved one because it really is unique and lovely. Check out the video and have a look before you purchase to make sure you love it and that it is right for your students!
By Artsy-Crafter

DIY Mother’s Day Gift Box Template | Printable PDF template to color and make for Mother's Day

This free printable Mother's Day gift box template is the perfect way to personalize your Mother's Day gift.

The box comes as two 8.5 x 11″ black and white pages – one for the base and one for the lid. Color in your template, then cut along the solid lines, fold along the dotted lines, and glue the panels together to make your box.

You can also get the set of 6 different templates in my store. Please check out my other Mother's Day printables while you're there!
By Sarah Renae Clark

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