Students love to get creative and work on projects for holidays such as Mother’s Day. Teachers need to get as much of their curriculum into the schedule as possible. The following are 5 fun Mother’s Day projects that can be integrated into academic instruction.
1. Famous Moms
Students can research and write about famous mothers throughout history. This project can be adapted for nearly every grade level. Booklets could be made so children can write or type about the famous mothers they have chosen and then decorate the book when they’re finished. The last page would be a biography about each child’s own mother.
2. Mother’s Day e-card
Working in pairs, children will create an e-card for their mothers on the computer. Computer skills and graphic arts design could be incorporated into the project. This project would also provide the opportunity for older students from another class to work with younger children just learning how to navigate the computer. The cards can be printed or emailed to Mom’s email address.
3. Mother’s Day Adjective Card
This is a fun project that will provide opportunities for coloring and creativity as well as reinforcing grammar skills. Students can 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.
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. Older students can practice their computer or reference skills by looking up new words. A list of words can be provided for younger children to choose from. 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 would be matched 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.