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Mother's Day Activities For Children

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Sunday 14th May is Mother's Day. It is a celebration showing their appreciation for the achievements and efforts of mothers and mother figures. It is annually observed in Australia on the second Sunday of May. The following provides free Printables, Activities and Templates that will enable you to celebrate Mother's Day at your service and activities that can be implemented into the curriculum for children.

About Mother's Day

Mother's Day is a celebration honouring the mother of the family or individual, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. 

The modern holiday was first celebrated in 1907 when Anna Jarvis held the first Mother's Day service of worship at Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church in Grafton, West Virginia. Andrew's Methodist Church now holds the International Mother's Day Shrine. Her campaign to make Mother's Day a recognized holiday in the United States began in 1905, the year her mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis, died. Ann Jarvis had been a peace activist who cared for wounded soldiers on both sides of the American Civil War and created Mother's Day Work Clubs to address public health issues. She and another peace activist and suffragette Julia Ward Howe had been urging for the creation of a "Mother's Day For Peace" where mothers would ask that their husbands and sons were no longer killed in wars. 40 years before it became an official holiday, Ward Howe had made her Mother's Day Proclamation in 1870, which called upon mothers of all nationalities to band together to promote the "amicable settlement of international questions, the great and general interests of peace." Anna Jarvis wanted to honour this and to set aside a day to honour all mothers because she believed a mother is "the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world".


Leaf and Flower Clay Prints - A great way to observe the different textures of leaves and flowers is through print and can also be a gift for Mother's Day.

Love You This Much Poster - A cute hands poster to show how much Mum is loved. A good activity for Mother's Day. 

Love You Berry Much - Using a child's handprints create this cute craft for Mother's Day.

I Love You To Pieces -  Using cut pieces of paper, children can create hearts for Mother's Day.
Popsicle Sticks Earrings Stand - A simple and cute earring stand for children to make for Mother's Day.
Thumbprint Heart Glass Magnets - Thumbprint Heart Glass Magnets are an easy craft that children can make for Mother's Day. A great keepsake for families.
Tissue Paper Flower Pot - A colourful flower pot that is easy for children to create as a gift for special occasions.
Flower Magnets - Using salt dough to make flowers, add magnets to create flower magnets.
Nail Polish Marbled Mugs - Children can create a beautiful unique mug to gift for Mother's Day.
From My Heart To My Toes - For Mother's Day, using a child's handprints and footprints you can let mothers know they are loved.
Footprint Heart - A simple idea that makes a beautiful keepsake for Mother's Day.
Sharpie Art On A Plate - Children can use their creativity to draw a picture on a plate for their loved ones.
Handprint Bowl - Using salt dough children can make this easy gift for Mother's Day. They can be used to keep tiny objects like rings or keys or some other nick-nacks.


Mother's Day Flower Bouquet Template - This template is a great way to record and recount the events or experiences that took place to celebrate Mother's Day. A great way to remind a Mother of how they are special throughout the year.
What I Love About You - Free Template - For a Mother's Day twist, add a photo of each child's mother and have each child tell you what they love about their mum. These comments can be added to the boxes, laminated and given to Mum for Mother's Day.

Mother's Day Poem Template - This Mother's Day template can be used as a keepsake to celebrate Mother's Day. It can be added to the child's portfolio or laminated and given to each child's mother as a Mother's Day gift.
Fingerprint Poem - Free Mother's Day Template - The Fingerprint Poem template is free and can be used as a keepsake to give to family members during special occasions, such as Mother's Day. It includes a very sweet poem about a child's fingerprints while they are small so they are not forgotten once the child grows.
Mothers Day - Tulips Portfolio Template - The "Mother's Day - Tulip" template can be used as a gift to give to a mother on Mother's Day and also added to the child's portfolio as a keepsake for this special day. This template gives a child an opportunity to talk about why their mother is special and to share their love. It's a sweet way to celebrate Mother's Day.
You're Teariffic - Free Mother's Day Template - The You're Tea-riffic template is a free template. It is for a child to give to a loved one on Mother's Day (or on any special occasion). In the middle of the teapot, Educators should add a tea bag so those who have received it can enjoy a nice warm cup of tea!
5 Things About Mum - Free Portfolio Template - The 5 Things About Mum is a free template. It's a sweet template for children to think about what they love about their mum. These can be laminated and given to Mum on Mother's Day.
Free I Miss You Poem For Mother's Day - The I Miss You Poem is a free template. It can be given to family members such as grandparents, to let them know how much they are missed by the child. This template includes a sweet poem and the child's photos can also be added. This template can be laminated and given out as a gift from the child.
All About My Mum - Portfolio Template - The All About My Mum template can be used to celebrate Mother's Day. Educators ask the child different questions about their mum that the educator can fill in. This is a great way for children to share their thoughts and for children and Educators to get to know a little more about Parents. These can be displayed in the service to celebrate Mother's Day and laminated and given to Mum as a keepsake.


Mother's Day Colouring Pages - The Mother's Day Colouring Pages are funny and cute colouring pages for children to colour, paint, and collage for Mother's Day. These are cute ways for children to express their love for mum on Mother's Day.
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Created On May 10, 2023 Last modified on Wednesday, May 10, 2023
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