Fun Bible activity and lesson ideas for kids in grades preschool
to kindergarten on Mother's Day.
1. Before Class: Place a line of five chairs 4
feet from a wall. The seat portion should be facing the wall. Tape
large green construction paper "reeds" to the back of the chairs.
Lay a blue blanket near the back side of the chairs to represent
water. Put a doll inside a basket and place the basket on the blue
2. Mother Helpers: As kids arrive, give them
each a sheet of white construction paper. Have them use tempera
paint to make prints on their paper with a pancake turner, a fabric
softener lid, cookie cutters, a small whisk, a sponge, and an old
After children create their prints, *ask: How can you use each
item to help your mother? What other ways do you help your
Allow the papers to dry. At the end of class, use a hair dryer
to dry any wet paint. Then cover the papers with clear contact
paper so kids can give them to their mothers as a place mat.
3. Miriam Helps: Paraphrase the story of Moses'
sister, Miriam, watching baby Moses from the reeds (Exodus 2:1-10).
Afterward, have the children take turns traveling down the row
of chairs, hiding and watching baby Moses behind the reeds.
*Ask: What did Miriam do to help her mother? How do you think
Miriam felt as she helped her mother? How can we help our mothers
this Mother's Day?
4. Mother May I?: Have children stand against
one wall while you stand against the opposite wall. Play the Mother
May I? game but vary the commands you give with questions such as
"What's one way you can help your mother this week?" or "What's one
way your mother helps you?" Have children answer the questions
before they can step forward. Continue until each child has
participated and someone has reached you.
5. Snack: You'll need: Sliced
raisin bread, butter, cinnamon, and heart-shaped cookie
Directions: Help children cut a heart shape in
their raisin bread. Then spread butter on the bread. Sprinkle with
a little cinnamon. Tell kids that this is a snack they could make
for their mothers today (with a little help from Mom).
Robyn Kundert is a Sunday school teacher in Nebraska.
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