Read in 2 mins Bible Lessons » Key Bible Topic or Story » Old Testament Print / Download Article Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Elementary Sunday School Lesson: Mother’s Day Published: January 26, 2020 Use this kids’ Sunday school lesson: Mother’s Day with elementary-age kids in your Sunday school. Find more great Sunday school lessons to help kids grow in their faith. Elementary Sunday School Lesson: Mother’s Day Draw a door and windows on several assorted colors of construction paper to represent Bible-time homes. Hang these low enough for children to see in various places on the wall. Place many 8-ounce cups under each Bible-time house. Keep one cup for yourself. 1. Introduction As children arrive have them sit in a semi-circle on the floor. Hold a cup as you paraphrase the story of Elisha, the widow, and the oil pots from 2 Kings 4:1-7. Ask children to retrieve the “oil pots” from the Bible-time homes. Continue until all the cups are placed in the inner circle. Ask: How did the mother in our Bible story save her family? What might’ve happened if the sons hadn’t obeyed their mother? What happens if we don’t obey our mothers? 2. I Obey Write “obey” on one half of a whiteboard and “disobey” on the other half. Set a cup under each word. Give children each a handful of raw macaroni and have them line up in front of the whiteboard. Tell them that you’ll read a statement and they should place one macaroni in the cup that best represents how they respond—whether they obey or disobey. Then they should go to the end of the line. Allow all children to respond to each statement. Use these statements: When my mother asks me to: clean my room turn off the television help with the dishes take out the trash stop fighting with my brother or sister tell the truth go to bed brush my teeth eat my vegetables After the activity, see which cup has the most macaroni. Then read aloud Ephesians 6:1. Say: God has given parents the task of teaching children right from wrong. Children have the responsibility to obey their parents. 3. Jug of Love Give each child a plain paper cup. Have the children decorate their cup with glitter and sequins. Fill each child’s cup with a few Hershey’s Kisses. Encourage children to decorate a small piece of construction paper for a card and write the note: “A kiss and a hug in a jug.” Then have children punch a hole near the top of their cup and card and attach the two with yarn. Tell kids to take their cups home and give them to their mothers for Mother’s Day. 4. Snack You’ll need: sliced raisin bread butter cinnamon heart-shaped cookie cutters 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. Looking for even more great ideas for Mother’s Day? Check out all our Mother’s Day posts. © Group Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. No unauthorized use or duplication permitted. Get our FREE enewsletter! Join thousands of other children’s ministry leaders, getting fresh, helpful ideas delivered weekly to your inbox. Sign Up Please enter valid email address Sign Up Recieve offers and promos from Group? Got it! Would you also like offers and promos from Group? Yes! No Thanks, you're all set!