Guide students in celebrating the mothers and mother-figures in their lives using these delightful Mother’s Day writing activities.
Not only will these Mother’s Day writing activities improve writing skills, but they will prompt students to reflect upon all of the wonderful things their mothers do for them.
Even reluctant writers will be motivated to push their pens!
So make these writing ideas and activities part of your Writers Workshop lesson plans this week.
Mother’s Day Writing Activities
1. Describe Mom Using Figurative Language.
This Mother’s Day writing activity encourages students to use figurative language.
First, review types of figurative language such as similes, metaphors, personification, etc.
Then students will place vertically a 8.5 X 11 inch sheet of paper. At the top half of the paper, they will sketch a picture of their moms.
On the bottom, they will write a series of figurative language sentences that describe her.
- Her lips are as red as a rose.
- Her skin is as brown and deep as the beautiful earth.
- She’s as gentle as a flower.
- Her eyes are blue like the ocean.
Before students venture out to do their own work, it might be helpful to first do this activity as a whole group using a female-figure with whom all students are familiar.
2. Create a Book of Mother’s Day Poems.
For this activity, students will create a book of five poems.
The poems will use lots of figurative and descriptive language such as similies, metaphors, idioms, and personification.
Poems must convey a strong emotion or feeling.
Once they have drafted, edited, and written final copies of the poems, students will create a nice cover page for their books.
Use this Mother’s Day writing paper to publish book of poems.
3. Make a Mother’s Day Greeting Card.
Ask students to create a Mother’s Day greeting card that includes a message that tells how much the child loves and appreciates his or her mother.
A simple way to do this activity is to give students an 8.5 X 11 inches sheet of white paper.
Have them fold it in half vertically in order to create the greeting card.
After brainstorming, drafting, and writing the message inside, students will decorate the greeting card.
4. Compare and Contrast Mom and a Flower.
This Mother’s Day activity promotes critical thinking because students will be comparing two things not normally grouped together.
Provide students with a Venn Diagram graphic organizer. They will use it to compare and contrast their mom to a flower.
They will stretch their brainpower to analyze how these two things are the same and of course different.
5. Draft a Love Letter.
A heartfelt writing activity, students will write a love letter to their mom telling her how much they love her.
Download a Mother’s Day writing template to use for the letter.
6. Write Mother’s Day Quotes.
For this unique, critical thinking activity, give students Mother’s Day quotes to interpret.
They will write a summary of what they think each quote means.
- “Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.” – Unknown
- “A mother’s hug lasts long after she lets go.” – Unknown
- “If love is as sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.” – Stevie Wonder
7. Answer Mother’s Day Writing Prompts.
One of the simplest Mother’s Day writing activities you can do in your classroom is to have students respond to Mother’s Day writing prompts.
Writing prompts motivate students to reflect upon personal experiences with their mom. They also encourage students to write for different purposes.
No matter what type of writing genre you want to teach students as it relates to Mother’s Day, there’s a writing prompt to fit the objective.
8. Do Flower Bouquet Writing Activity.
This is arguably one of the cutest Mother’s Day writing activities.
It’s a Mother’s Day craft and writing activity in the shape of a flower bouquet.
Written on each flower is a message that tells mom how much her child appreciates and loves her.
Unlike real flowers, this bouquet of flowers will last forever!
9. List the Top 10 Things You Love About Your Mom.
For this Mother’s Day writing activity, students will make a top 10 list of all the things they love about their mom.
Afterward, they may share their list with a classmate.
Students will enjoy celebrating the mother-figures in their lives using these fun and educational Mother’s Day writing activities.