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Preteen Sunday School Lesson: Mother’s Day Skit

Use this preteen Sunday school lesson: Mother’s Day Skit with your preteens this Sunday. Find more great Sunday school lessons to help kids grow in their faith.

Preteen Sunday School Lesson: Mother’s Day Skit

1. Getting Ready

One week prior to Mother’s Day, have children make tea-cup-shaped notes inviting their mother to their room for a “TEA-RRIFIC” Mother’s Day Celebration. Staple a tea bag to each note. Mail notes to mothers of absent children.

Have children fold an 8 1/2 X 11 sheet of poster board in half. Have children decorate their poster board with markers or paint. Then, have them write on one side, “I love you” and on the other side, “I won’t forget your advice.”

Help kids prepare a presentation for their mothers. Read aloud the story from 1 Kings 3:16-28 about King Solomon settling the dispute between two mothers.

Afterward, ask:

  • Does the real mother’s action seem like the most loving thing for the baby? Why or why not?
  • How does your mother show her love to you?

Say: Solomon recognized the love of the real mother because her love was so great she wanted no harm to come to her child. Our mothers love us deeply, too.

Allow children to select props and rehearse lines to present this story as the initial skit in their Mother’s Day Celebration. Use the Bible text for any needed narration.

Have children brainstorm areas where it’s difficult to listen to and obey their mothers. Have kids prepare these areas as skits to present to their mothers following the King Solomon skit. Plan to recite Proverbs 1:8 between each scene: “Do not forget your mother’s advice.”

2. Curtains!

Now, you’re all ready. On Mother’s Day, have kids’ mothers visit your class.

Your presentation may look like this:

  • Solomon Skit
  • A mother turns off a TV program a child is watching.
  • A mother refuses to buy her child something just because everyone else has it.
  • A child grumbles about weekly chores.
  • A mother doesn’t approve of her child’s friend.

Conclude with children presenting their mothers with their message card. Mothers can display these on a dresser or counter.

3. Snack

You’ll need:

  • Sliced raisin bread,
  • butter,
  • cinnamon, and
  • heart-shaped cookie cutters.

Have children serve heart-shaped raisin bread and hot tea to their mothers. The bread can be topped with flavored cream cheese spread for an added treat.

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

4 thoughts on “Preteen Sunday School Lesson: Mother’s Day Skit

  1. gaye markham

    Hi, I love your ideas, but I have a situation that I don’t think is all that uncommon. my daughter passed away 5 years ago ad our grandchildren are always in an awkward place when Mother’s Day rolls around. I wonder if you or any of your readers have ideas about how to make this something that children without mother’s, fathers on Father’s Day, feel like they can participate in? We have been in situations where they had them do something for me or my husband but it still felt less than everyone else’s gift and celebration. What about making the days more about women, or men, in you life that God uses to love you and make you feel special? Maybe there isn’t a good solution, maybe they just have to grow up and find their way through the heartache. It is just so sad to see the kids in that environment watching other kids express love like these children can only imagine. My granddaughter was 2 when her mother passed. She can’t remember having a mother and she watches and wishes for what she sees other children experiencing. Do you have any suggestions?

    • Nanette Riley

      My reply to those teachers on Mother’s Day. when making a craft celebrate the special mom or woman of God in the child’s life the child would like to celebrate. We keep the focus on blessing the woman influencing Godly wisdom and love on b that day. My favorite Bible lesson on that day is that of the two women in the life of Moses was blessed to have as mothers. both women loved him but only one with his birth mother. I don’t exactly who we need to love us and raised us.
      so we celebrate the godly women in our lives that our Lord has placed to teach us the way to go and they are honored on Mother’s Day.

  2. Christine Yount Jones

    I’m so sorry for your loss. My children lost their father (my husband) at 7, 9, and 14. So I’m very sensitive to this issue also. It’s hard to grasp how they see things and what they feel during these days. It breaks my heart!

    In our publications, we usually try to mention honoring fathers or other special men in their lives. And the same with mothers or other special women in their lives. So the children who’ve lost a parent or who live in all kinds of mixed families can participate and honor whomever they want.

    We’ve found that to be a good approach. May the Lord bless you and your family with his comfort and presence!

  3. Kathy Robinson


    I try to on both mothers day and fathers day to keep it open to the special Women and Men in their life because I know where your coming from my son got killed in a car wreck when his daughter was 7 and I knew these times have to be hard on her. Because at the time he got killed he had custody of her because her mom was on drugs. To make matters even worse her mom came back into her life for about 2 years then she o d. So now she just has both sets of grandparents. But even before this we took a lot of foster kids to church and so I had always tried to keep, it just open to the special women and men in their life’s and anyone they felt brought value to their life some would make up to 5 or 6 for mother’s day and then maybe 3 or 4 fathers day or vice-versa. Because you never want a child to feel left out and unconfortable.

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