Students love to get creative and work on projects for holidays such as Mother’s Day, but it’s not always easy to work such projects into your curriculum. Check out these 5 fun Mother’s Day projects that can be integrated into your academic instruction!
1. Famous Moms
Have your students research and write about famous mothers throughout history. This project can be adapted for nearly every grade level. Have them create booklets to write or type about the famous mothers they have chosen, finishing on the last page with their own mother. Add some final decorative touches, and students will have a wonderful Mother’s Day present to bring home.
2. Mother’s Day e-card
Working in pairs, students create an e-card for their mothers. This is a great way to introduce graphic arts design elements. This project also provides an opportunity for older students from another class to work with your students on navigating graphics software. Have the cards printed or emailed to their Mom’s email address.
3. Mother’s Day Adjective Card
This is a fun project that will provide opportunities for coloring and creativity and reinforce grammar skills. Students choose from a list or come up with adjectives to describe their mother. When providing materials for the card, it’s important that children have a wide variety of colors to choose from. Brightly colored construction paper is something kids will have fun with when creating the cards. Take it up a notch by using the adjectives to generate a word cloud, then have them use it to design their card.
4. Acrostic Poem
Writing an acrostic poem on a card with the word MOTHER, or just MOM for very young children, is a great way to practice writing and spelling. Provide younger children with a list of words to choose from, and have older students practice their reference skills by looking up new words. Cards can then be decorated and colored.
5. Babies & Moms
Create a worksheet that has pictures or words of animals on one side of the sheet and their babies on the other side. Children will match the mothers with their babies. For example, horses, chickens, and cats match with foals, chicks, and kittens. Lesser known animals could be used for older children, while simpler terms and pictures to color can be used for younger ages.
Kids will enjoy working on these fun Mother’s Day projects that allow them to use their artistic skills. It’s also a great way to inter academics such as language arts, science, and social studies.