Kindergarteners, as well as us teachers, love any opportunity to have a party or celebration for those special people in our lives. Mother’s Day is no exception!! These Mother’s Day Ideas for Kindergarten are simple to prep, meaningful for students and their loved ones, and fun to make!
Mother’s Day Ideas
One thing that I try to consider when prepping and preparing for Mother’s Day celebrations in the classroom is being inclusive. There are a variety of circumstances that mean a child may be celebrating Mother’s Day with someone besides a mother. The activities that I have created are editable so that you can make sure students can include their most loved people!
Mother’s Day Tea Party
Hosting a Mother’s Day Tea Party can be accomplished without a lot of added stress on you as the teacher with these easy steps.
- I always schedule the party for the Friday before Mother’s Day.
- Have children each bring their own snack in.
- Ask 4-5 parents to cover food and drinks, just like any other class party. Signupgenius.com is a great tol to create an online sign up sheet.
- Keep it simple. You don’t have to have tea and crumpets, you could simple have water and cupcakes.
- This can be done in the classroom or in another area you may be able to use in the school, like the cafeteria or even outside.
The party doesn’t happen without invitations. Each student can create their own invitation with this printable. There is also an RSVP card, which is helpful for you.
This Mother’s Day Tea Party Kit also includes:
- Full-Color Pennant Banner or Photo Booth Signage
- Party Sign Tents for food, treats, drinks, & activities
Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
Making sure we have a gift to give to the special people in our lives is another thing I love to do with my class. My students make hand print place mats, hand-drawn portraits of their mom, and a special artwork gift.
Artwork Key Chain or Necklace
One idea is to make these handmade necklace or key chain. We do this by turning the students artwork into either a necklace or key chain. You can use my tutorial here.
Mothers Day Editable Activities
Another fantastic idea that requires less time is to use these printables to help students be creative and personal. The Mother’s Editable Activities Day printable pack has a handful of options that you or your students can choose from to create something beautiful.
This editable activities printable kit has a variety of different pages kids can choose from:
- Mason Jar or Vase: Color & Cut out
- Flowers: Color and cut out then put in the vase or jar. even put flowers on pipe cleaner
- All About Questionnaire: Students can answer questions all about their loved one
- Portrait: Students can draw a picture of their loved one
Favorite Mother’s Day Books
If you are like me, I try to spend at least a little time explaining to my students why Mother’s Day is so important. One of my favorite ways to do this is through books.
Here are my favorite books about moms:
Are You My Mother? By P.D. Eastman
A Chair For My Mother by Vera B. Williams
Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney
What I Love About You, Mom by Kate Marshall & David Marshall
Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
These Mother’s Day ideas are excellent for teaching kids about Mother’s Day and helping them to celebrate the special people in their life. Whether you are looking for a printable, craft, classroom activity or a book, these are our favorites!