Celebrate the special love and care from Mom with these Mothers' Day themed activity worksheets.

These free worksheets contain a number of different activities using a dedicated set of vocabulary words related to the Mothers' Day celebration, including word search, fill in the blanks, scrambled words, word wall flash cards, acrostic poems, crossword puzzles, and more. The collection also includes six different packs of Bingo cards, which can be used during discussions of the topics. Last but not least, a KWHL (know, what, how, learn) diagram is included to help students pick a topic to explore in more depth. Mom always works so hard, it's only right that we take some time to recognize this. At last look, Mother's Day accounted for one-quarter of all the floral purchases annually. Just over 150 million phones calls are made on this event. Also fourteen billion dollars changes hands over the week leading to Mom's Day.

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History of Mother's Day Reading Worksheet

History of Mother's Day Passage

The earliest known celebrations were festivals in honor of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele, held by the ancient Greeks and Romans.

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History Questions Worksheet

History Questions

The first American Mother's Day celebration was held in May 1908 at a Methodist church in Grafton, West Virginia.

The Creators Reading Worksheet

The Creators

The first occasion was such a great success that Jarvis became determined to see it added to the national calendar. She started a grassroots letter-writing campaign to contact newspapers and prominent politicians, arguing that women were under-represented in American holidays, and urging them to declare a special date to honor motherhood.

The People Question Worksheet

The People

Match each person's name to their contribution to this holiday. You will have learned this from reading the previous reading worksheet.

My Mother Worksheet

My Mother

Something nice I can do for my mother is: _________? Tell us what you feel.

Word Scramble Worksheet

Word Scramble

Words up in arms. Unscramble the letters given to form words that relate to this theme.

My Mother Writing Worksheet

My Mother

Writing all about her for the reader.

Paragraphs Abound Worksheet

Paragraphs Abound

How we clear each rep up. This will give you some editing and proofreading practice.

How I Will Celebrate Worksheet

How I Will Celebrate

Tell us how you intend to celebrate this coming year. Give us your whole big plan.

Make a Card Worksheet

This Card Cares

A special card for your mother that you will hand craft for her.

Word Ladder Worksheet

Word Ladder Worksheet

What can you give your mom this Mother's Day?

Coloring Worksheet

Color Everything

Color the pronouns blue. Color the articles green. Color the adjectives yellow. Color the verbs orange. Color the nouns red. Color the adverbs brown.

Acrostic Poem Worksheet

Acrostic Poem

Write an acrostic poem about your mother. Then draw a picture to go along with it.

Haiku Worksheet

Write a Haiku

Brainstorm ideas that remind you of your mother.

Word Ladder Worksheet 2

Word Ladder

A bit of letters for you to work with.

Trivia Worksheet


A holiday in England that was a precursor to event as we know it. It took place on the 4th Sunday of Lent

Sonnet Worksheet

Sonnets are Full of Love

Sonnets are full of love, and this my tome Has many sonnets: so here now shall be One sonnet more, a love sonnet, from me To her whose heart is my heart's quiet home.

Sonnet Question Worksheet

Sonnet Questions

A lodestar is a star that is used to guide the course of a ship. Why do you think that Rossetti used this imagery to describe her mother?

Word Search Worksheet

Word Search

Vocabulary words include: Cuddle, Birth, Snuggle, Family, Devote, Caring, Protect, Daughter, Baby, Nurture, Grandmother, Brunch

Visual Crossword Worksheet

Visual Crossword

This is a very emotional puzzle. Use the image to help you discover the words we are looking for.

Alphabetic Order Worksheet

Alphabetic Order

You can add extra credit for reverse alphabetizing the words.

Spelling Worksheet

Spelling Activity

All words are missing at least two letters. Go get it.

Visual Subtraction Worksheet

Visual Subtraction

The seals have a little love for you.

Visual Subtraction Worksheet 2

Visual Subtraction Worksheet 2

Even bears have lots of love for their moms.

Word Chop Worksheet

Word Chop

The middle tiles are the hardest to work with on this worksheet.

Word Scramble Worksheet

Word Scramble

The largest word is the hardest to work with.

Maze Worksheet

Maze Worksheet

Help Mom find her slippers by making your way through the maze.

Bingo Worksheet #1


Find the words that aren't near that Free Space first.

Bingo Worksheet #2


birth hug memory cook family

Bingo Worksheet #3

Bingo Card # 3

son baby laugh share caring

Bingo Worksheet #4

Bingo Card #4

love daughter Free Space protect kiss

Bingo Worksheet #5

Bingo Card #5

children mother brunch help devote

Bingo Worksheet #6

Bingo Card #6

grandmother nurture cuddle warmth bake

Family Poem Worksheet

Family Poem

The nuclear family unit isn't what it was 30 years ago.

Grandma Poem Worksheet

Grandma Poem

She has a lot of Mother's Days, so you need to make it a little more special for her.

Mom Poem Worksheet

Mom Poem

What does Mom mean to you?

KWHL Worksheet


Do we all know this celebration is all about?

Mother's Day Word Wall

Word Wall

Thirteen pages to print and set up on your classroom walls.

What is Mother's Day?

We celebrate this date every year, but do we know what the day is really about? Let's take a look! It is a celebration to honor mothers around the globe. Just like we have other dates specially marked for honoring fathers and grandparents, one of the most important dates around the year is this date. The traditions of celebrating this holiday began in the United States in the early 1900s. It is a special time specified to mark the importance of mothers and their influence in society. It is a date to celebrate the bonds children with their mothers and motherhood itself.

Fun Facts About Mother's Day

Here are some facts you didn't know about Mother's Day! The first-ever observance was celebrated by Anna Jarvis in 1908. She honored her mother, Ann Jarvis, with a memorial. Ann Jarvis had established a committee for reuniting families after the Civil War. But she passed away before Mother's Day became a holiday.It is the third most popular holiday after Christmas and Easter. On Mother's Day, about a quarter of the entire world's flowers are bought. The first thing that a baby can vocalize is the word "ma." So, in the majority of the languages, the word mother begins with the letter "m." There isn't a specific calendar date for Mother's Day. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May. Aren't these fun!

Mother’s Day is one of the more important and widely celebrated date on the calendar. In fact, it's the second-most popular event to go out to brunch, just behind New Year’s Eve! Yet, despite its status as an important holiday, you might be surprised to learn that there are many fun facts about Mother’s Day that even the most dedicated parent might not know!

Here are five fun facts about Mother’s Day you never knew until now.

1. In 1923, Anna Jarvis Organized Mother's Day Work Clubs

Anna Jarvis began her career as a businesswoman in 1908 when she started selling hosiery door-to-door in Philadelphia. She founded Mother's Day Work Clubs in 1923, encouraging families to engage in activities and games together. The clubs also included knitting circles, literary clubs, and quilting clubs.

The first celebration was in Fairmont, West Virginia, was organized by Anne Reeves. The meeting was for mothers who had lost sons or daughters during World War I. In honor of those mothers whose children had died fighting for their country, she organized a day of recognition for all mothers.

2. The US Congress Designated the Second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day on May 11, 1914

In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson approved a congressional resolution to establish Mother’s Day. The law made it official. On June 4, 1914, a proclamation by Wilson officially established the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day. In 1916, 24 states were observing some form of Mother’s Day; two years later, that number had grown to 27. By 1935 all 48 states were celebrating a version of Mother’s Day.

The very first celebration of Mother’s Day took place at the Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church in West Virginia on May 10, 1908. Anna Jarvis was instrumental in making sure her mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis (who founded Mothers Day), was honored with a national holiday.

3. In 1938 Hallmark Cards Started Making Cards for Mother’s Day

For most of its history, Hallmark Cards have been synonymous with Mother’s Day. In fact, each year, they mail more than 5 million Mother’s Day cards to people all over the country, and their profit margin on these cards is higher than on any other card they make. It’s estimated that around 10% of all greeting cards are purchased for Mother’s Day.

And while there are still some countries in which it isn't officially celebrated, it's estimated that 80% of Americans give cards to their mothers every year in honor of the holiday.

4. It Is Among the Most Popular Days to Eat Out

Whether you prefer to call it Mother's Day or a Mom's special, celebrating Mom with a great meal out is one of our favorite ways to show her how much we love her. As such, this event is consistently one of the busiest restaurant days in recent years. In fact, according to OpenTable data from 2015, it is among the top 10 most popular days for people to dine out at restaurants.

If you’re planning on eating out on May 14th, be sure to check these restaurants' hours before making your reservation!

5. Carnations Are Mostly Preferred

Carnations are a popular choice for the bouquets crafted for this time of year. According to florists, they sell more carnations on Mother's Day than any other kind of flower. Red is a favorite color of many mothers, and it makes sense that most flowers available at your local florist will be red. This includes roses, which can cost quite a bit more than carnations.

But if you want to save money, go with carnations-they make up 85 percent of all flowers sold on this date.

Wrapping Up!

No matter how you spend Mother’s Day, remember to show gratitude for your mother—and other mothers—in your life. You can also share these fun facts with them as a little talk makes them happy. They deserve it! After all, they do so much for us; it’s about time we return their efforts.