May 2015

Top 10 List of Free Mother's Day Activities and Projects

Free resources from NEA

Here are the top 10 ideas for celebrating Mom with students at all grade levels. The list was compiled for NEA by Phil Nast, a retired middle school teacher.

  1. Acrostic Mother's Day Poems

    Students in grades 1-2 write acrostic poems for Mother's Day.

  2. Mother's Day Activities

    This printable has fun crafts and activities for Mother's Day for students in grades K-2.

  3. Stand-Up Mom

    With this printable decoration, students in grades K-2 color, cut out, and fold stand-up moms, and then attach a heart to one hand and write a special message on her apron.

  4. Make Mom Happy Game

    In this board game, students in grades K-2 take a task card and do what it says to make Mom happy. The first player to reach the finish line is the winner.

  5. Woven Hearts

    Students in grades K-2 cut out the two patterns and weave a paper heart for Mom.

  6. Wordle

    Students in grades K-12 can create Mother's Day Wordles. The Wordle software generates "word clouds" from provided text, giving greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. Students can adjust fonts, layouts, and color schemes. Students can print them out or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with their friends.

  7. Mother's Day Gift Project: Make a Stained Glass Vase

    Students in grades K-12 create faux stained glass vases with glass bottles and colored tissue paper.

  8. Mother's Day Activities and Projects

    In these two projects, students in grades 6-12 make home spa bath bombs and microwave heating pads.

  9. Flower Pens For Mother's Day

    Students in grades 6-12 make flower pens with pens, artificial flowers, and small flower pots filled with coffee beans.

  10. Mother's Day Poems

    Poems for Mother's Day: text, video, audio, and articles for grades 9-12.

  11. Bonus! Poems about Mothers

    A collection of poems about mothers and motherhood for grades 9-12.


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