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Mother's Day Activity

Mother's Day Collage

My student will be making a Mother's Day activity book. We're going to do a page where she'll describe her mother using the letters of the word as a word starter. Then she'll do an alphabetized list of words that describe moms in general. She gets to choose one of the poems (also below) in the word document to braille...or create an original. If time permits, we'll add more pages based on her wishes.


Here are two of the large print pages we used for the activity book:

page with the letters M O T H E R as word starters





Describe mom using the letters of the word as a word starter.





Things to do with mom word bank activity





Things To Do With Mom activity page.






Mother's Day Poems:

My Dear Mother
To one who bears
the sweetest name,
and adds luster
to the same, 
long life to her,
for there’s no other,
who takes the place
of my dear mother.
You cared for me,
When I was small.
You did your best
And gave me your all.
Now that I am bigger
This is forever true, 
Dearest Mother, 
I love you!









Mother's Day collage

Core Standards


W.K.1  Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose opinion pieces in which they tell a reader the topic or the name of the book they are writing about and state an opinion or preference about the topic or book (e.g., My favorite book is...).
W.K.2  Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.



Posted by Candice

Where do you come up with these ideas? Is this something that will come with more experience? I hope you don't mind if I keep using yours?

Re: Question

Posted by Liz Eagan Satter

In answer to your question, I get my ideas from adapting preexisting ideas or something that comes to me in the middle of the night when I should be sleeping but can't. Yes, the more experience you get the more you will think of ways to adapt materials or creation of materials. Feel free to use the ideas you see on this website. It is truly a great place to go to get information.

Fun Times

Posted by Linda Brown

I will have to try this next year. I have copied this activity and put it in my idea file. Will you be planning on doing something for Father's Day? If so, can you give me a head's up? So hard to plan for some of these things while wrapping up the school year. I think I still don't know what I'm doing.

Re: Fun Times

Posted by Liz Eagan Satter

Father's Day is still a bit off and I haven't spoke to my students yet. That being said...I found these little journals on Oriental Trading ( that I thought might be fun to do. My student learning braille has issues with fine motor activities, I thought having to "sew" the binding together would be a good activity for her. The only question is do we fill the pages or leave them blank? Perhaps make one page a 'dedication page'? Decorate the cover with things that might interest Dad...but not make it girly. Then again, my student may decide this is a bad idea.

Madilyn shares her version of this!

Posted by Sensory Sun

Girl holds up her version of this

My daughter Madilyn tried this activity.  Her words were: