Here is a list of some possible Mother’s Day object lessons. With all of these ideas you might want to speak of Mother’s or those who are in the role of a mother. (We have some kids coming to church who have a grandmother or looking after them)
"A Mother's Love"flower Bouque t: In this object lesson, you can teach your kids about the different types of love a mother has for her child, such as care, nurturing, and protection. Show them how to make a bouquet with different types of flowers that represent each of these types of love.
Handprint Art: This idea has been around for a while. Help kids create a unique keepsake for their mother by making handprint art. Ask them to trace their hand on a piece of paper, then have them decorate it with colors, stickers, or any craft materials they like.
"A Mother's Heart" Puzzle: This object lesson teaches kids about the different parts of a mother's heart. Create a puzzle where each piece represents a part of a mother's heart, such as patience, kindness, and forgiveness. Have your students put the the puzzle together and discuss each piece. Unless you know someone with a wood scroll saw, light cardboard should work well.
"Mother's Day love Jar": In this activity, kids can make a special jar filled with reasons why they love their mother. Provide small pieces of paper and a jar, and have the kids write down their reasons, then decorate the jar with stickers, ribbons, or other materials. Another option would be to fill the jar with ways your kids can return that love to their mother (ie helping with Laundry, dishes, cooking etc.)
"Super hero Mother Capes: This object lesson helps kids understand the importance of mothers in their lives. Provide plain capes (we used bed sheets) and fabric paint, and have the kids create a superhero cape for their mother. Encourage them to think of ways their mother is like a superhero in their lives.
"Growing seed Mother’s plant: This object lesson teaches kids about the sacrifices a mother makes for her child. Provide small pots, soil, and seeds, and have the kids plant the seeds. Talk about how the mother cares for the seedling as it grows, just as she cares for her child. Help the children explore the many ways there mother’s help them grow.
"Mother's Day Bookmarks": This activity involves making bookmarks for their mothers. Provide plain bookmarks, markers, and stickers, and have the kids decorate them. Encourage them to write a special message or a Bible verse for their mother.
"Mother's Day Poem": This one is a bit more challenging. Have the kids write a poem about their mother. Provide paper and pens, and encourage them to be creative. You can also share a few poems about mothers to inspire them. Poems don’t have to rhyme perfectly. Highlight the importance of what comes from the heart.
"Mother's Hug - Teddy Bear: This activity involves making a teddy bear that represents a mother's hug. You might want to work on this over a few Sundays leading up to Mother’s Day. Provide teddy bear templates, stuffing, and fabric, and have the kids sew the teddy bear. Talk about how a mother's hug brings comfort and love. Explore ways that they might return that “hug” and show their gratefulness.
"A Mother's Strength" Weightlifting: This object lesson teaches kids about the strength a mother possesses. Provide small weights or other objects, and have the kids lift them to represent the weight a mother carries. Talk about how a mother's strength helps her care for her family. You might want to explore how there are different types of “strength”, not just physical strength.
Basic lesson idea:
Short mother’s day object lesson: Bring hats / objects (representing various rol)es) i.e. Police hat, cook’s hat /stethoscope, nurses hat, hard hat, etc. Place them on various volunteers and explain what each does and how these are important roles /occupations. Then bring up a mother. Explain how mothers have a role that involves being skilled in all these areas! (You may have to make up some hats / items if you don’t have them around the house)
Full Children’s Sermon:
Good morning children! Look what I have with me this morning. Do you know what this is? (Hold up a chef’s hat and place it on someone’s head) That’s right! It’s a hat used by cooks. Cooks are important because they cook up nice healthy meals to eat. What about this? (Hold up a stethoscope) Who wears this? That’s right, a doctor or a nurse. They have a very important role. If we become sick they help us to get better. They have a very important job! What about this hat? (Hold up a police hat and place it on someone.) That’s right. It’s used by police officers. They are very important for keeping the peace and making sure everyone behaves and gets along. (Continue on. You get the idea! )
I am so thankful that we have people like this in our town. What would we do without them? However, do you know that there is someone who does all of those jobs? There is someone who is a police officer, a cook, a nurse, a taxi driver all in one! (Bring up a well-known mother and have her stand before the kids.) It is MOTHERS! Mothers keep the peace and break up fights when children aren’t getting along well. They cook meals to make us healthy. They are like a doctor or nurse when they help us get better or help put on a band aid. Mothers are amazing people!
Today is mother’s day. We want our mothers (or whoever looks after us) to know how much we appreciate them. So make sure you tell them how much you love them and are thankful for all they do. Also, let’s thank God too. He is the one who made mothers!
Children’s Prayer: Dear God, Thank you so much for giving us mothers (or whoever it is who looks after us). They are such wonderful people. Please bless them today and show us how we can show our love to them in return. In Jesus’ name. Amen!
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