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Celebrate Mother’s Day in your classroom with these fun, free, and modestly priced resources. Whether your students are making personalized cards for the special moms in their lives, or looking for some fun coding and STEM activities, the ideas and tools here can be enjoyed by kids of all ages. 

Best Mother’s Day Activities and Lessons

Mother’s Day 2023 (opens in new tab)
The history of Mother’s Day is not all rainbows and butterflies. In fact, founder Ann Jarvis was appalled at the commercialization of Mother’s Day and worked against it in her later life. Learn how Mother’s Day history touches on the Civil War, the early peace movement, women’s suffrage, and other crucial topics of the 19th and 20th centuries. High school lesson idea: Ask your students to research and write about different societies’ attitudes toward mothers over the past two millennia. 

10 Mother’s Day Celebration Ideas for School (opens in new tab)
Mother’s Day offers the chance to bring the expressive arts into your classroom. Ranging from reading and writing assignments to decorating vases, these activities are aimed at primary and middle school students, and are easily implemented.  

Teachers Pay Teachers: Mother’s Day Computer Activities (opens in new tab)
An outstanding collection of classroom-tested Mother’s Day resources created by educators. Search by grade, standard, subject, price (always modest), and resource type. Not sure which is best? Sort by rating, and find out what your fellow teachers think are the most effective lessons. 

Famous Mothers in Art and Literature (opens in new tab)
Why not broaden the Mother’s Day school commemoration to recognize famous mothers who contributed to creative culture? Could be a perfect tie-in with your language, history, and art curricula. 

Mother’s Day Hands-on Activities (opens in new tab)
Explore this extensive collection of lessons, printable worksheets, games, activities, and other teaching resources for Mother’s Day, sortable by grade, subject, and type of resource. Free accounts allow limited downloads, while paid accounts start at $8/monthly. 

Top Teaching Tasks Mother’s Day Google Classroom Digital Activities (opens in new tab)
An inclusive and customizable set of digital Mother’s Days activities, adapted for both British and U.S. English. Works in both Google Classroom and Microsoft One Drive, and with devices including Chromebooks, iPads, and Android tablets.

Digital Mother’s Day Gift (opens in new tab)
Educator Jennifer Findlay shares her digital Mother’s Day Top Ten greeting card/slideshow, available in four themes. This is a great way to help kids express appreciation for their mother while practicing their writing skills. 

Mothers In The Movies (opens in new tab)
Mothers in the movies have been at times lionized, at times demonized—and at times portrayed as the complex humans that they are. Peruse this article to find excellent material for discussions in high school social studies and psychology classes. 

Mother’s Day Activities & Resources (opens in new tab)
Comprehensive selection of Mother’s Day lesson plans, fun facts, and stories for K-12 students. Includes an excellent teacher’s guide that provides questions, writing activities, and assignment ideas.

Mother’s Day Lesson Plans (opens in new tab)
A dozen lesson plans for Mother’s Day, ranging from tracing the family tree to arts and crafts to Mother’s Day science projects. While the lessons are simple and easy to implement, these are nonetheless thoughtful and creative.   

Sharing Kindergarten Digital Mother’s Day Ideas (opens in new tab)
The pandemic highlighted the ingenuity of so many educators, who had to adjust on-the-fly to the restrictions of remote learning. Whether you’re back in the classroom or still teaching remotely, these are five great ways to help younger students honor their moms through reading, writing, and artwork.

Mother’s Day Online Quizzes, Games, and Worksheets (opens in new tab)
Ideal for youngsters and English Language Learners, these activities include picture vocabulary, word jumble, Mother’s Day crossword puzzle, and more.  

Crafty STEM activities for Mother’s Day (opens in new tab)
18 super-fun Mother’s Day-related activities that students will enjoy. Tell a story with a homemade flip book, create a family portrait mobile, or make an edible gift for Mom. Ever heard of a thaumatrope? Learn how this unique toy from the past was used – then make your own. 

Mother’s Day And Father’s Day In The Inclusive Classroom (opens in new tab)
Not every kid has a mother in the home, so it’s crucial to make sure all students are included in Mother’s Day activities without causing them shame or distress. This article by educator Haley O’Connor offers lots of good ideas for creating a meaningful, inclusive Mother’s Day lesson, and links to her digital Mother’s Day resources. 

Tynker Celebrate Your Mother Using Digital Storytelling (opens in new tab)
Have kids hone their coding skills while creating digital stories and cards for Mom. What’s better than combining STEM and SEL?

Digital Mother’s Day Cards that Kids Can Create (opens in new tab)
Step-by-step directions guide teachers and students in creating adorable digital Mother’s Day greetings. This highly rated digital resource is only $3.50, a small sum to compensate the teacher who created it. 

Mother’s Day Fun Facts and Teaching Guide (opens in new tab)
You may have never thought of the U.S. Census Bureau as a curator of Mother’s Day knowledge, but as one of the most prolific U.S. government data collectors, the Bureau serves as a vast repository for facts and data about U.S. residents. While students peruse the downloadable Fun Facts, teachers can employ the accompanying Teaching Guide to create engaging Mother’s Day lessons.

Story Corps Stories to Celebrate Mother’s Day (opens in new tab)
A genuine and touching celebration of the relationships between mothers and kids. Consider offering credit to students who record their own Mother’s Day conversations on the StoryCorps website

Best Digital Resources for Teaching Poetry (opens in new tab)
Use these top poetry resources to quickly devise a lesson combining poetry writing with the celebration of mothers. Students can write original poems or research published poems about motherhood. 

Code.org Customizable Mother’s Day Cards and Music Quiz
These customizable coding activities from the reliable and free Code.org offer something for every kid and every mother, from flowers (opens in new tab) to Teddy Bears (opens in new tab)  to a music quiz for moms (opens in new tab)  

Source: https://www.techlearning.com/news/best-mothers-day-digital-teaching-resources