Mother’s Day is practically here. With so many national holidays happening all the time, it can be hard to keep track of them all!
As any parent will tell you, being somebody’s mom is a full-time unpaid job with no holiday pay or sick leave available: Being a mother to several people is even more work! That’s why Mother’s Day (and Father’s Day) is such a special day. It’s an opportunity for your students to acknowledge the huge amount of work that their parent puts in for them! Practicing being grateful and thankful, even with something as simple as a greeting card is a great exercise for young people to make a habit.
You might have a few students who don’t have a “mom” in the traditional sense. Not a problem! Although Mother’s Day is typically viewed as a women’s day, there are plenty of single dads, legal guardians, and same-sex parenting teams out there that still fill the role of being a mom to somebody! There’s no reason why these parents and carers can’t receive a Mother’s Day card or Mother’s Day gift just like everyone else. Be sure to communicate this to your students, to avoid making anybody feel excluded.
Regardless of what age your students are, there are plenty of artistic and linguistic, customizable activities that you can find in the Kami Library to make sure that all your students’ moms receive a Happy Mother’s Day greeting!
Here are some of our top Mother’s Day templates so you can help your students wish their carers a Happy Mother’s Day!
Mother’s Day Card Templates
They say you can’t beat a classic, and what’s more classic than a homemade “Happy Mother’s Day!” card? Enjoy Kami’s free printable Mother’s Day cards.
- For younger students, there are some great coloring-in card templates available in the Kami Library. Try this one for a simple color-by-numbers. If you want something more elaborate, try this landscape card template. It’s got the potential to explode with amazing colors!
- If you’re looking for something with a little more color in it, try this gorgeous Mother’s Day bouquet card.
- Finally, for a floral happy Mother’s Day, We’ve got a beautiful color-by-number card design of a bouquet of flowers. There are some fine lines on this one, so it’s probably a job for steady hands and colored pencils. If you’re working with something like watercolors, this template is probably for advanced colorers only!
Mother’s Day Digital Card Templates
- Mother’s Day can now be paperless! We’ve just produced some digital cards in a Mother’s Day design that your students can edit directly on their devices. There’s a cute template here that contains a lovely message. OR, you can use this template, which requires the student to insert a picture of their face into a dinosaur’s body. What could be more classic Mother’s Day than that?!
P.S. The trending Mother’s Day color this year is “Brink Pink”, which is a warm, reddish shade of pink. More on that here.
Mother’s Day writing activities
Not all Mother’s Day activities have to be artistic! Writing a Happy Mother’s Day card is a great opportunity to practice those English writing skills. In today’s world, it’s becoming more and more common to see special day messages popping up on social media. Everything from Valentine’s Day to St Patrick’s Day blows up in social media posts, from Facebook posts to people’s Instagram stories. Our writing templates are available in a range of fonts and typographies to suit any age range!
- For a creative writing exercise, we have a blank writing template titled “Happy Mother’s Day!” that you can use.
- If you’re after something a little more English-class specific, there’s also a template filled with similes that you can use. Encouraging your students to think of all the amazing qualities their moms have is a surefire way to make sure this is a great Mother’s Day.
To get the creative juices flowing, have your students try and think up some funny Mother’s Day quotes to put in their cards. Here are five of our favorites!
- “My mom’s favorite Mother’s Day gift is still me. So I guess I’ll have to stick around for a while.” – Unknown
- “I love how we don’t even have to say out loud that I’m your favorite child.” – Unknown
- “Happy Mother’s Day to someone who carried me for 9 months and then had to carry me through life.” – Unknown
- “I may not always say it, but I love you Mom. And not just because you’re my ATM machine.” – Unknown
- “My mom is a never-ending song in my heart of comfort, happiness, and being. I may sometimes forget the words but I always remember the tune.” – Graycie Harmon (not necessarily funny, but still great for schoolchildren!)
Mother’s Day Activity Bonus Ideas!
- Have your students assemble a DIY photo collage of themselves doing various “mom” things that they associate with their mother. If you provide a wig and some simple props, this can turn into a hilariously fun activity!
- Have your students design a Mother’s Day brunch menu that they can (realistically) make for their mom. Get them to recruit the help of dad or older siblings if they can!
Hopefully, some of these templates and ideas will help you and your learners acknowledge the amazing work that moms do for us all year round. A card and a cuddle might not seem like much, but in our experience, these are a mom’s favorite things to receive. Have a Happy Mother’s Day, from Kami!