Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Time for breakfast in bed, roses, homemade cards, and extra snuggles!
There’s just one teeny-weeny problem: unless your children are self-motivated (or Dad’s on the ball), you may find yourself pouring your own orange juice, quietly weeping into the pancake batter, and emailing yourself a sappy e-card to mark the occasion!
Instead, be proactive and ask your children to try one of these Mother’s Day writing activities and write or create something special for you. Whether it’s a letter, essay, card, poem, or simple crafty gift, it will bring you joy to bask in your children’s sentiments on your special day!
Mother’s Day Writing Prompts
Journaling about Mother’s Day can help your kids focus on the important role of motherhood. Whether they write about special times you’ve shared together or ways you show love to your family, your kids may gain a better appreciation of what it means to be a mom.
Type up, print, and cut out the following prompts. Tell your children how much you love getting special notes and letters from them, and invite them to choose the prompt(s) they want to write about. Make craft supplies and fancy paper available in case they also want to create a card.
- Tell why you love your mom.
- Explain how you know your mom loves you.
- Tell how you know your mother loves being a mom.
- Write about some important things you have learned from your mom.
- What are some things you can do to make your mom’s life easier?
- What do you think is the hardest part about being a mom?
- If you could give your mom anything in the world for Mother’s Day, what would it be?
- Describe something that made your mom really happy.
- Write about five things a good mom must do.
- How can you tell when your mom is proud of you?
- Write a list of 10 things you appreciate about your mom.
- What are three of your favorite things about your mom? Write about them.
- Why is it important to celebrate your mom with her own special day?
- Write a prayer thanking God for the things that make your mother special.
Mother’s Day Poems
- Write a cinquain or haiku poem about mothers (or about your mom).
- Write an acrostic poem about your mom using the letters in the word “MOTHER.” Older kids might enjoy the challenge of using all the letters in “HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY,” while younger ones can write a simpler acrostic using “MOM” or “LOVE.”
- Ask a young child to think of words that describe you (soft, huggable, kind, loving, beautiful, warm, friendly). Then have her compare some of those traits to familiar things. For example, she might say, “Mommy is as soft as a marshmallow.” Help her create a simile poem like this one:
Mommy is as sweet as _______.
Mommy is as gentle as _______.
Mommy is as huggable as _______.
My mommy is ________.
Mother’s Day Cards and Crafts
I realize it may be hard to actually ask your kids to make you a Mother’s Day card or gift, but maybe you can hint to your husband or teen to organize younger children to make one of these fun crafts!
- Craft Stick Photo Frame
- Hot Chocolate in a Jar
- Easy Handprint Coaster
- Minnie’s Mother’s Day Bookmark
- Handprint Magnet
- Clay Photo Holder
- Chalkboard-painted Flower Pot
- Flowers-on-a-String Necklace or Bracelet
- Fingerprint Mother’s Day Card
No matter how your family celebrates you, I pray each of my mom friends enjoys a special Mother’s Day surrounded by those you love the most.
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What was your most memorable Mother’s Day? OR, what is the most special Mother’s Day gift you’ve received?
Photos: Loren Kerns and Bart Everson, courtesy of Creative Commons
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