71 Delightful Mother’s Day Writing Prompts

Celebrate the mothers and mother figures in your life with these delightful and heartwarming Mother’s Day writing prompts.

This assortment of Mother’s Day writing prompts offers students a framework from which to express appreciation plus gratitude to the women in their lives who support and love them.

What’s more, these writing prompts for Mother’s Day help students express their thoughts, sharpen their writing skills, and motivate even the most reluctant of writers.

So include a few of these fun Mother’s Day writing prompts in your writer’s workshop lesson plans this week. 

What is a Good Topic For Mother’s Day?

A good topic for Mother’s Day is one that focuses on appreciation, love, support, and gratitude for moms.

Ideas include desired gifts, special activities, favorite memories, lessons she taught you, sweet poems, special Mother’s Day dinners, surprises, vacation ideas, and a letter of thanks.

Mother’s Day Writing Prompts

1. To me, Mother’s Day means…

2. Would you rather cook your mom a special meal or take her out to eat for Mother’s Day?

3. Describe which traits of your mother you would like to have as an adult.

4. My mom helps me with…

5. Write about the three best things about your mom.

6. When I think of my mom, I feel…

7. What do you think is the hardest part about being a mom? The easiest? Explain your thinking.

8. Plan a day for mom! What special activities will the family do?

9. What would be some effects of not listening to your mom?

10. Brainstorm a social media hashtag for Mother’s Day. What ideas will it represent?

11. What’s the worst gift you could give your mom on Mother’s Day?

12. Describe your mother’s personality.

13. How does your mom help you to be the best person that you can be?

14. My mom is special because…

15. Write about all the responsibilities your mom has to do in a week’s time.

16. I can thank my mom by…

17. Create any story you’d like about your mom. Your writing piece can be a comedy, mystery, fantasy, tall tale, poetry, comic, persuasive, informative, etc.

18. Mother’s Day is important because…

19. Draft a beautiful Mother’s Day poem.

20. Write similes and metaphors to describe your mom in paragraph form.

21. The perfect gift to give mom for Mother’s Day is _____ because _____.

22. Describe what you think would make the perfect Mother’s Day for your mom.

23. Here’s a special message to my mom…

24. Provide non-examples and examples of showing respect to your mom/

25. Summarize a fun day that you spent with your mom.

26. The most important lesson my mom ever taught me…

27. Write a letter convincing your mother to let you stay overnight at a friend’s house.

28. Using all 5 senses, describe your mom.

29. Provide five facts and five opinions about your mother.

30. Explain why you’re thankful for your mom.

31. My favorite Mother’s Day writing idea is _____ because _____.

32. Write three math word problems with a mother as the main character.

33. Share one or two things that you really admire about your mom.

34. Write a story about a mom and child taking an adventure on a flying carpet.

35. Compare and contrast your mother and your grandmother.

36. Design a Mother’s Day greeting card with a heartwarming message.

37. Write the characteristics of your mom.

38. If I had a choice, my mom and I would do these activities together on Mother’s Day…

39. Explain Mother’s Day to someone who may not be familiar with the holiday.

40. The best thing about my mom is…

41. Create an acrostic poem using the word mother.

42. What are some things that you’d like to do with your mother when you’re older?

43. In your opinion, what qualities make a great mom?

44. Tell about a time when your mom gave you sound advice or taught you an important lesson.

45. Why do you think Mother’s Day is celebrated annually?

46. Write a fictional story about your mom’s childhood.

47. Plan a special Mother’s Day dinner, lunch, or breakfast. What’s on the menu? Who will be invited? What gifts and/or activities will be included?

48. The perfect Mother’s Day would be like…

49. Tell about one thing your mom is really good at solving or doing.

50. If your mom were a superhero, what superpowers would she have? How would she use those powers for good?

51. My favorite Mother’s Day memory is _____ because _____.

52. Do you have a favorite aunt or other mother figure? Share why you love this person.

53. What is your mom’s superpower? Why do you think so?

54. Describe the earliest memory you have of your mother.

55. What is one memory that you have of your mom that makes you laugh?

56. On Mother’s Day, I want my mom to know…

57. Tell about any traditions you and your family participate in on Mother’s Day.

58. Describe an art project that you created for your mom in the past.

59. In your opinion, which is better to give mom on Mother’s Day: a homemade gift or a store-bought gift? Explain your thinking.

60. Describe the relationship with your grandmother.

Letters to My Mom Prompts

61. Write a letter to your mother sharing how much you appreciate everything she does for you.

62. Dear mom, I was looking at this picture of you. What I love about it is…

63. Write a letter to your mom telling her how much you love her.

64. Dear mom, Here’s how much you mean to me…

65. Write a letter convincing your mom to do a new fun activity on Mother’s Day.

66. Dear mom, I am so thankful for you because…

67. Mom, I have always wanted to tell you that…

68. Dear mom, My favorite memory of us having fun together is when…

69. Mom, You teaching me how to _____ has impacted my life so much because…

70. Dear mom, When I am older, here are some things I want us to do together…

71. Mom, I always think of you when I am…

72. Dear mom, You are absolutely incredible because…

Final Thoughts

Encourage students to keep moms close to their hearts using these delightful Mother’s Day writing prompts that celebrate mothers from all walks of life.

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