Mother's Day - Teacher Resources

Why Do We Celebrate Mother’s Day?

Mother’s Day is a holiday to honor mothers, motherhood and the important female figures in our lives. It’s origins can be traced all the way back to ancient Greek and Romans who held festivals to honor mother goddesses. Later in the Middle Ages a custom developed for those who had moved away to return to their home parishes and mothers on the fourth Sunday of Lent, and this eventually became ‘Mothering Sunday’ in the United Kingdom. In the United States, Mother's Day all started with Anna Jarvis. She campaigned relentlessly for the creation of the national holiday in honor of her own mother and in 1915 it was declared a national holiday to be celebrated each year thereafter.

When is Mother’s Day 2022?

Mother’s Day 2022 will be celebrated on Sunday, April 8. There are different dates for Mother’s Day in different countries. In the United States, it has a fixed date - always the second Sunday of May each year - whereas in countries like the United Kingdom, the date changes year-to-year due to its connection to Easter, which changes depending on the Spring Equinox.

Activities for Mother’s Day

Explore printable Mother’s Day activities, worksheets, lessons and quizzes to celebrate this special holiday in your classroom. Enhance your lessons with printable reading comprehension and writing activities for learning about the history of Mother’s Day, or choose from Mother’s day classroom crafts, gift ideas and art projects, including card-making, pressed flowers and coupon books, for fun and creative activities for your students to get involved in.

Choice boards

9 easy and fun independent or group practice activities that elementary students can do in-class or at home to celebrate Mother's Day. 

Themed packets

These themed packets include craft activities and gift ideas that students can make for moms and other essential women in their lives. 

Printables
Teach your students about Mother's Day with these printables. Includes students searching for similarities with their parents, learning about the history of Mother's Day, and writing a paragraph.
Language Arts Activities for Mother's Day
Use our Mother's Day resources to enhance your lessons and your students' learning in Language Arts.
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