Celebrate Mother’s Day with Writing Prompts, Word Play, Picture Books

Posted on May 3rd, 2011 by Carolyn Hart in Outstanding Picture Books to Enjoy at Home or at School

Storytime Standouts shares wordplay activities, writing prompts, printables and picture books for celebrating mom’s special day.

Mother's Day Picture Books recommended by Storytime Standouts

 

Here are some lovely picture books that celebrate mom. They would be perfect for a Mother’s Day storytime.

Bearcub and Mama is recommended for Mother's Day storytime by Storytime Standouts


Bearcub and Mama written by Sharon Jennings and illustrated by Melanie Watt
A picture book about the relationship between mother and child, published by Kids Can Press


Rich, warm, luminous illustrations enhance the story of a young cub and his mama. As the cub grows, he gains independence and gets separated from his loving, supportive and encouraging mother. Thankfully, he remembers the lessons she taught him and returns, through a snowstorm, to their cave. When he awakens in the morning, she is right there beside him. A lovely and reassuring story, best suited for preschool children.

Bearcub and Mama at Amazon.com

Bearcub and Mama at Amazon.ca

Bright Red Kisses is recommended for Mother's Day storytime by Storytime Standouts

Bright Red Kisses written by Teresa Toten and illustrated by Deirdre Betteridge
A picture book about Mommy getting ready for an evening out, published by Annick Press

“The air is full of tickles” and Mommy is rushing to be ready for seven o’clock. Fortunately, she has enlisted the help of her young daughter. Lotions, creams, powders, sprays and polishes help to prepare Mommy for a special night out. Beautiful language, captures the excitement and anticipation perfectly; “In the back of Mommy’s closet the fancy dresses sleep. I wake them up and shake them up. I love to watch them leap.” A delightful story to share with young children, this might be a perfect antidote for those who plead, “Please don’t go.”

Bright Red Kisses at Amazon.com

Bright Red Kisses at Amazon.ca


 

Quick Mother’s Day writing and language arts activities for kindergarten and early primary grades

Mother’s Day Wordplay

See how many words you can spell with the letters in “Mother” –

mother – he, hem, her, hot, me, moth, rot, the, them, Tom, to, tore

See how many synonyms you can discover for Mother

ma, mama, mom, mommy, mum

Make a list of words that rhyme
with mom

bomb, calm, come, handsome, some

with mother

another, brother, other, smother

Try one of these Mother’s Day writing prompts

We decided to cook a special breakfast for mom….
My mom never expected…
The best thing about my mom…
I remember when my mom tried…
When I was very small, my mom…

Free Mother’s Day Printables for Children – perfect for homeschool, kindergarten and classroom

As an extension activity, children will enjoy our free printable “Things You Can Learn From Mom” Wordsearch

image of PDF icon  Things You Can Learn From Mom

Wordsearch

Free printables Mother's Day Writing Paper for Kids from Storytime Standouts

Interlined paper for Mother’s Day

image of PDF icon  Writing paper for kids - Mother's Day

Mother's Day theme interlined paper for beginning writers.

image of PDF icon  Writing Paper for Kids - Happy Mothers Day

Mother's Day-theme interlined writing paper for penmanship practise and story writing.




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