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5 Fabulous Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day

Engage your children’s ministry kids in honoring moms and other special women with these 5 fun and exciting ideas to celebrate Mother’s Day in your children’s ministry.

1. Mother’s Day Card: Bearing Fruit

Give each child a packet of fruit or vegetable seeds and a sheet of construction paper. Ask a child to read aloud Galatians 5:22-23 about the fruit of the Spirit. Talk about these Scriptures as the children fold their papers in half to make cards.

On the front page of the cards, have children write the words, “Mom, you plant the seeds…” Inside the cards on the right-hand side, have children glue their seed packets and write, “…that’ll help me bear fruit for Jesus.” On the inside left-hand page of each card, have kids write the words from Galatians 5:22-23. Then have children sign their cards. Mothers will treasure this encouraging card.

2. Mother’s Day Song: My Mother Is So Special

Teach children this song to the tune of Oscar Mayer’s “The Bologna Song.” Have children sing this song to their moms during your worship service.

My mother is so special, she means so much to me.

She’s patient, understanding, and as gentle as can be.

She’s lots of fun to be with and she’s always there for me.

That’s why she’s a great example of J-E-S-U-S to me.

3. Give Mom a Hand

Theme: Mother’s Day Text: Proverbs 31:28-31

Preparation: In a box or paper sack, place different kinds of gloves. You’ll also need a Bible.

The Message: Read the Scripture.

Say: What does this verse tell us to do? God tells us to praise our moms and say great things about them so everyone will know how terrific they are! Today, we’ll give our moms a special hand. Gloves are good for lots of things. Let’s see how these gloves help us.

Give each child at least one glove.

Then say: Hold up your glove and tell how it reminds you of things your mom does. Our moms sure do a lot of different things!

Collect the gloves.

Say: Let’s pray. Dear God, thanks for our moms and other special women who work, play, clean, cook, and love us with their hands. Show us how to honor them every day. Amen.

Say: Now, let’s use our hands to praise our moms!

Lead kids in applauding for their mothers.

4. Mother’s Day Confetti Sun-Catcher

Your preschoolers will enjoy making these special cards for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day.

Help children fold a sheet of construction paper width-wise to make a card. With the card folded, draw a heart in the center of the card and help children cut out the heart shape through both pieces of the paper created by the fold. Have children each unfold their card to reveal a heart-shaped “window” on each half.

With the inside of the open card face up, have children outline each window with a line of glue and cover each window with a square of wax paper cut slightly larger than the heart opening.

Have children cut or tear colored tissue paper into tiny pieces or strips and carefully lay them on top of one of their windows. Do not glue the tissue paper to the wax paper.

Once more, have the children carefully outline one heart with glue. Keeping the tissue bits inside the window, help them each fold the top half of their card onto the glued half and seal the two halves together.

Punch two holes in the top of each card and thread an 8-inch length of yarn through the holes. Tie knots at each end of the yarn toward the back of the card. On the front of the completed confetti sun-catchers, help children write messages to their parents, such as “I love you. Happy Mother’s Day!”

Parents can hang their cards in front of a window to catch the sunlight.

5. Flowers for Someone Special

Preschoolers will take pleasure in giving these flowers for Mother’s Day.

You’ll need large macramé beads, small silk flowers, and playdough.

Have children each select a bead and silk flowers. Then help them each fill their beads with playdough. Afterward, help them stick their flowers’ stems into the playdough in their beads.

The bead becomes the vase for the flowers. Encourage children each to give their gift to someone special for Mother’s Day.

Looking for more great Mother’s Day ideas? Check out all our Mother’s Day posts

2 thoughts on “5 Fabulous Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day

  1. I recently subscribed to children’s ministry but I can’t pull up the mother’s day lesson and craft idea on my computer.

    • Christine Yount Jones

      Velda, which lesson and craft idea are you referring to?

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