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Use the resources found on this page to honor mom! Learn about the history of Mother's Day. And find ways to incorporate celebrating Mother's Day into your curriculum. Plus, find ideas for some cheap (or better yet, FREE) gifts. Looking for some interactive gifts for your students to create for mom (or grandma)? Check out the TeachersFirst Special Occasions Page

 

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Mothers Day Craft Ideas - Twinkl

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Twinkl offers a wide range of educational resources. They provide craft activity ideas for Mother's Day that can be used in classrooms or at home. These activities include printable...more
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Twinkl offers a wide range of educational resources. They provide craft activity ideas for Mother's Day that can be used in classrooms or at home. These activities include printable templates, step-by-step craft instructions, and creative ideas to make personalized gifts and decorations. Some crafts have explanation videos that are hosted on YouTube. If your district blocks YouTube, then they may not be viewable.

tag(s): crafts (54), holidays (166), mothers day (13)

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Choose from any of the crafts to create Mother's Day gifts. While the focus is Mother's Day, these crafts can be utilized in any subject area as a way for students to demonstrate their knowledge. Use Book Creator, reviewed here, to have students create interactive e-books that include stories, poems, and crafts for Mother's Day. You can then share the e-books with families. Many of the templates are PDFs. Have students upload them to a program like Canva Edu, reviewed here and they can type or draw on the PDFs. Then, share them electronically or print them out and to be displayed in the classroom. Incorporate math by having the students create pixel art using the cross-stitch activity.
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Mother's Day Lesson Plans and Resources - Share My Lesson

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K to 12
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This collection of Mother's Day resources includes lessons, activities, and book suggestions for teaching about Mother's Day. Select any ideas to access all the resources for each activity;...more
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This collection of Mother's Day resources includes lessons, activities, and book suggestions for teaching about Mother's Day. Select any ideas to access all the resources for each activity; many include videos, printable teacher guides, worksheets, and more. The provided resources come with grade-level recommendations.

tag(s): book lists (162), crafts (54), holidays (166), mothers day (13)

In the Classroom

Add these resources to your current collection of ideas for Mother's Day lessons and crafts. Find more suggestions on the TeachersFirst Special Topics Page with Mother's Day Resources, reviewed here. Visit GoodReads, reviewed here to find lists and book suggestions for additional Mother's Day books to include in your lessons.
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13 Mother's Day Celebration Ideas in School - HMH and Marcela Grillo

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K to 5
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Cards are a classic choice for Mother's Day, but this site offers several unique ideas to celebrate the moms in our students' lives. Suggestions include making Mom the hero in ...more
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Cards are a classic choice for Mother's Day, but this site offers several unique ideas to celebrate the moms in our students' lives. Suggestions include making Mom the hero in a comic strip, hosting an awards presentation, and writing about memorable moments shared with Mom. Each idea requires little preparation and expense, making them perfect for use in any classroom.

tag(s): crafts (54), holidays (166), mothers day (13), poetry (190)

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Bookmark and save this site to find engaging projects for students to create when celebrating the mom in their lives. If using the suggestion to create a coupon book for mom, use the template provided by Activities for Kids, reviewed here. Create comics using ReadWriteThink's Comic Creator, reviewed here or Toony Tool, reviewed here. Find additional ideas for Mother's Day crafts and projects on the TeachersFirst Special Topics Page for Mothers' Day Resources, reviewed here.

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Printable Mother's Day Crafts - Kids Craft Room

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K to 5
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Discover over thirty-five printable crafts to create for Mother's Day that include photos, a brief description, and links to tutorials and templates. The easy-to-create activities include...more
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Discover over thirty-five printable crafts to create for Mother's Day that include photos, a brief description, and links to tutorials and templates. The easy-to-create activities include ideas such as a Mother's Day Superhero Puppet Craft and several crafty and personalized card ideas. Most activities use commonly found items, including construction paper, scissors, crayons, and glue.
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tag(s): crafts (54), holidays (166), mothers day (13), preK (259)

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Bookmark this site as a resource for finding craft ideas for Mother's Day. Make your craft ideas extra special by adding a poem written by students using the Theme Poem Generator shared by ReadWrite Think, reviewed here or add a word cloud with descriptive words about mom created with Word Clouds for Kids, reviewed here.
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All About the Holidays - PBS Learning Media

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K to 12
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Learn about the history and significance behind many holidays through this video collection from PBS Learning Media. Begin browsing by choosing from fall, winter, spring, or summer...more
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Learn about the history and significance behind many holidays through this video collection from PBS Learning Media. Begin browsing by choosing from fall, winter, spring, or summer holidays. Each section includes short videos explaining the history of the holiday. Learn about holidays such as Yom Kippur, Oktoberfest, Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos), Kwanzaa, Juneteenth, Father's Day, and many others! Each selection also includes links to standards along with additional links to supporting materials such as lesson plans or printable items. Not seeing a holiday you want such as 100 days of school? Use the search bar at the top!

tag(s): 100thday (9), back to school (63), chinese new year (5), christmas (37), cinco de mayo (10), easter (10), elections (80), fathers day (11), fire prevention (16), flag day (5), halloween (30), hanukkah (12), hispanic (28), holidays (166), july 4th (13), Juneteenth (22), kwanzaa (11), labor day (5), martin luther king (42), mothers day (13), new years (5), pi (26), presidents (122), rosh hashanah (7), st patricks day (11), thanksgiving (24), valentines day (12), veterans (20), womens suffrage (44), yom kippur (8)

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Bookmark this site to use as a resource for teaching material during holidays throughout the year. For each holiday use a bookmarking site such as Wakelet, reviewed here, to organize and share lesson materials, videos, and game sites for your students. Instead of worksheets or written reports, enhance student learning by asking them to create infographics sharing information about any holiday. Canva Infographic Maker, reviewed here, is a very easy to use tool that includes pre-made templates. Don't keep student learning to yourself, share their knowledge through holiday podcasts for your entire school and community to hear. Spotify for Podcastors (was Anchor), reviewed here, features many kid-friendly tools to get you started with creating and sharing podcasts.

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Activities for Kids - Activities for Kids

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Find crafts and activities for both home and in the classroom. First, figure out which are ads and which is actual site content! Discover activities for families or after school. ...more
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Find crafts and activities for both home and in the classroom. First, figure out which are ads and which is actual site content! Discover activities for families or after school. Find your area by searching within your state or area code. Discover party ideas, theme ideas, crafts, classroom helpers, puzzles and games. Free personalized printouts include; blank checks, thank you cards, coupon books, and bookmarks. Find fun worksheets for holidays.
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tag(s): crafts (54), directions (12), holidays (166), mothers day (13), parents (59)

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Bring great ideas to your next PTO meeting with Activities for Kids! Feature this site during parent nights, open houses, and curriculum nights. Include this link on your class website for kids to access during snow days or vacations. Encourage teachers and students to use it in after school craft clubs or after school care. In math, work with fractions using kid friendly recipes. Use the blank checks for a unit on personal finance or as a checkbook reward system. In language arts, practice personal letter writing with the thank you notes or use the how-to activity directions as an examples for following directions. During thematic units, check for ideas in the party section.
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Mother's Day Resources - TeachersFirst

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Engage students in honoring the important women who have nurtured and supported them. This collection of reviewed resources provides a variety of meaningful ways to recognize mothers,...more
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Engage students in honoring the important women who have nurtured and supported them. This collection of reviewed resources provides a variety of meaningful ways to recognize mothers, grandmothers, and other caregivers. From creative writing prompts to art projects, these materials empower students to express gratitude, gain an appreciation for the roles mothers play, and give back to their communities. Whether planning a special classroom celebration or integrating Mother's Day themes into the core curriculum, these resources will help create an inclusive, thoughtful learning experience that centers on the strengths and contributions of mothers.

tag(s): mothers day (13)

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Use these resources to connect Mothers' Day to your curriculum in almost any subject or select one or two ideas to highlight along with your regular lessons.

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Special Occasion Ideas for the Classroom: TeachersFirst Editors' Choices - TeachersFirst

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Check out this collection for classroom ideas and custom-made gifts (both "hard copy" and electronic). Special occasions give students a chance to recognize special people: moms, dads,...more
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Check out this collection for classroom ideas and custom-made gifts (both "hard copy" and electronic). Special occasions give students a chance to recognize special people: moms, dads, aunts, uncles, grandparents, teachers, secretaries, school custodians, librarians, and more. Stretch your students' creative thinking, writing skills, and problem solving skills as they create projects to honor special people on special occasions or just as a surprise "thank you." Create memories for special people as your learners show what they know and how much they care.

tag(s): fathers day (11), mothers day (13), parents (59)

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Stretch your students' creative thinking, writing skills, and problem solving skills as they create projects to honor special people on special occasions or just as a surprise "thank you." Create memories for special people as your learners show what they know and how much they care. Share this collection as a link from your class web page for students and parents to use from home or during vacations and holidays.

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Mother's Day - Myvocabulary.com

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As part of their extensive site for vocabulary, roots, and more, MyVocabulary.com has added a themed area for Mother's Day. Find interactive vocabulary activities using Mother's Day...more
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As part of their extensive site for vocabulary, roots, and more, MyVocabulary.com has added a themed area for Mother's Day. Find interactive vocabulary activities using Mother's Day vocabulary words. You will also find printable crosswords, fill in the blanks and more, all using the same theme words. This and other "themes" available on the site will make vocabulary development fun.

tag(s): mothers day (13), vocabulary (236)

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Share the puzzles on your interactive whiteboard or projector. Have students work with a partner to try out the puzzles on their own. Enhance classroom technology use by having students (or groups) create their own word puzzles to share as a class challenge with a student-run interactive whiteboard activity or share them on a class wiki.

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Mother's Day Crafts and Children's Activities - DLTK

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DLTK has created this website that features crafts, songs, cards, poems, puzzles, interactive games, recipes, language arts activities, themed writing paper, and more. Some of the activities...more
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DLTK has created this website that features crafts, songs, cards, poems, puzzles, interactive games, recipes, language arts activities, themed writing paper, and more. Some of the activities require Flash which is not supported in all browsers.

tag(s): crafts (54), mothers day (13), poetry (190), puzzles (143), songs (44)

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Take advantage of these ready to go resources. Share the puzzles and educational activities on an interactive whiteboard or projector. In art class, try some of the crafts. Challenge students to write their own poems to their mothers. Modify classroom technology use by having students narrate a photo of their mother (or another influential female in their lives) using PowerPoint Online, reviewed here.

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Who Came Up With Mother's Day and Why? - HowStuffWorks

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"How Stuff Works" created this simple explanation of the history of Mother's Day. This is a great reference for teachers to have while preparing for their classroom's Mother's Day activities....more
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"How Stuff Works" created this simple explanation of the history of Mother's Day. This is a great reference for teachers to have while preparing for their classroom's Mother's Day activities. This site highlights the connection of Mother's Day to Greek Mythology, U.S. history, European history, and more. There are some unobtrusive advertisements at this site.

tag(s): greek (33), mothers day (13)

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Share this historical site with your students on a projector or interactive whiteboard. List this link on your class website during Spring. Parents may be surprised to learn how this holiday came to be!

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Mother's Day in the Classroom - The Graphics Cupboard

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This all-inclusive website provides language arts activities, math fun, and numerous crafts. Specific activities include similes, poems, reading comprehension, mazes, math worksheets,...more
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This all-inclusive website provides language arts activities, math fun, and numerous crafts. Specific activities include similes, poems, reading comprehension, mazes, math worksheets, and more. There is also a simple list of literature to use in your classroom to acknowledge this special day. The printable pages require Adobe Acrobat. You can get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page.

tag(s): mothers day (13), preK (259)

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This site is a good one to search for quick and easy ideas to celebrate Mother's Day. Save this site in your class favorites and use this site as a learning center for partners to explore together.
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Celebrate Mother's Day in a New Way - Education World

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This website provides five lesson plans (ranging in grade levels K-12). A brief history of the holiday is provided, followed by five unique lesson plans. How about incorporating math...more
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This website provides five lesson plans (ranging in grade levels K-12). A brief history of the holiday is provided, followed by five unique lesson plans. How about incorporating math with your Mother's Day lessons (see "Motherhood Math: Mothers in the Workforce"). Lesson plans are aligned with national standards and include language arts, math, technology, visual arts, social studies, and more. These lessons are ready to go and easy to use.

tag(s): mothers day (13), sociology (22), statistics (116)

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If you are looking for some new ideas to use in your classroom, check out these lessons. They are ready to go, highly creative topics, and most importantly - FREE.

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