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If you’ve been looking for a Mother’s Day unit study, you’ve come to right place!
This unit study provides ideas for kids of all ages, plus a set of fun, colorful, free notebooking pages!
Someone once said: “The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness”.
It is hard to say if that state is natural or if it simply stems from survival mode, but one thing of which we can be certain is that at the end of the day we moms love being mothers!
So why not make Mother’s Day a huge part of our homeschooling curriculum?
Run Ma Run
For Bible in the last few holiday units we’ve been talking about missions.
One missionary that was a mother to many was Mary Slessor from Scotland.
They called her “White Ma”. Child Evangelism Fellowship has a wonderful 5-chapter story about Mary Slessor’s life and ministry called Run Ma Run.
The pictures are large and colorful which is an added plus and the story has been loved by kids for years.
You can find a free download here:
If you have older children that you think might find Run Ma Run a bit juvenile, you might enjoy reading aloud through her biography, Mary Slessor- White Queen.
Mary Slessor took in many children that were not her own, so this would be the perfect opportunity to take some time and talk with your children about adoption.
Adoption is something conventional families sometimes forget to talk about with their children, but it is a very important subject.
“A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.” Psalms 68:5
Talk about being grateful for your parents and pray for those who are less fortunate.
You might even look up the closest orphanage to you and find out if there are any special needs that you could help meet.
You may want to memorize James 1:27 “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world”
Mothers of America
Taking the month of May to talk about the wives of the founding fathers of our country would be a very interesting historical study which would be beneficial to all ages.
This is a very interesting website and excellent source of information on that subject: The Founding Mothers
You can find all kinds of additional coloring pages online for your kids to color while learning about their founding mothers and you can also plan lots fun, supplemental activities such as:
- Cooking cornmeal mush when talking about Abigail Adams because that is what she served to feed the soldiers of the Revolutionary Army as they passed her house in the morning.
- Making a Betsy Ross flag from construction paper (Or if you have older children, this might be the perfect time to learn how to sew).
- Marking on a map of the first 13 colonies where each of these Mothers of America lived.
If you are not from the United States, you might want to research out some of the founding mothers of your country and do some similar type of activities based on the country where you live.
A Creative Writing Assignment
If you feel like you can, you might want to take a break with what you are currently doing in grammar in order to focus on creative writing.
Most curriculum do this at some point during the year.
Based on their age, have your child choose 2-4 favorite memories they have of you and do a project called “My Favorite Mommy Memories”
A great exercise to help them learn how to organize their thoughts is to draw a mind map.
For each of the areas of the mind map they will need to answer the following questions: Who, When, Where, Why and How.
It is always best when doing creative writing to allow your child to write their first draft DOUBLE SPACED without thinking of the proper grammar rules or punctuation. Just let them write. They can go back and correct themselves.
Give them a red pen and let them play the teacher.
Having to rewrite is sometimes hard and frustrating, but it is good exercise.
If your child has a learning disability such as dyslexia, you may feel like rewriting is too much right now.
You may want to give your child a tablet or computer and let them write that way.
They can still play the teacher and go back, find their own mistakes, and correct them.
Here is set of fun Mother’s Day notebooking worksheet for you to download.
You can use them to copy inspirational quotes about mothers or in any of these other fun activities.
I Love My Mommy
I Love My Mommy is an absolutely precious book about mothers that your young child will love. It is also a good book for moderate beginner readers.
For those with learning disabilities such as Merld or Dyslexia reading along with a recording can be very beneficial. Here is a video of the book being read on YouTube.
There is even an I Love My Mommy coloring book to go with it- which is awesome for reinforcing what they’ve read.
The stickers that come with it are simply an added plus!
Reading this book is an excellent way to also reinforce what you are learning about adoption and it can also be used as a book report book.
Math is usually a hard subject to adapt to a theme, but Teachers Pay Teachers has a wonderful selection of Mother’s Day math worksheets that are definitely worth looking into.
Gestation and Childbirth
Mother’s Day is the perfect time to talk about childbirth and taking care of babies.
If you have any videos or pictures of your children being born, this is the perfect time to pull those out!
Here are a few really cute books for young children
Older children may want to go online to research information about gestation, vaginal birth versus C- Section.
Here is a safe YouTube video on how vaginal birth takes place:
Here is one on C- Sections
Or you may already have books on hand about childbirth from which you prefer to teach your child.
If your child is just beginning to play an instrument the song BINGO is an easy song for them to learn and in the YouTube link down below the song BINGO has been adapted especially for Mother’s Day.
If your child isn’t learning to play an instrument but you like to teach them musical appreciation, it may be the perfect time to learn a bit about Antonin Dvorak and his musical piece: “Songs My Mother Taught Me.”
And learn a little bit about it and read the English translation of the song.
A Book Cover
There is so much you can do for art for Mother’s Day, and there are a host of ideas on Pinterest.
Whether you creatively frame a photo or make tulips from handprints or dandelion wish makers from fingerprints…
They would all make a wonderful book cover for the creative writing assignment your child has been working on.
You could even cover it in clear contact paper and have them prepare it as a Mother’s Day gift. (You can act surprised when you receive it!)
Being a mother is the most rewarding job there is.
Even if you are stressed out, tired of homeschooling by now, and oh so ready for this school year to be over.
Try to take a little step back, enjoy this unit with your children, and may they “arise and call you blessed”!
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