The poem and pictures on this page will help you remember some of the things your mother does for you. You can make a card and recite this Mother’s Day poem (showing different hats) before dinner or during a family home evening.
Hats Off to Mother
Fold 8 1/2″ x 11″ (22 cm. x 28 cm.) piece of colored paper in half the long way. Open paper and fold up to make 2 1/2″ (6 cm.) pocket inside (see illustration). Glue or tape ends together. Color and cut out all pieces, including verse. On inside of card, glue mother cutout on right side and verse on left. Cut slot in mother’s hair. Place hats in pocket. Print HATS OFF TO MOTHER on front of card, then sign your name inside. When you present card to your mother, put correct hat in place as you read appropriate part of verse.
Sharing Time Ideas
Make copies for each child to color and cut out. Sing Mother’s Day songs while making cards. Older children could list additional things that their mothers do that they appreciate.
Prepare program by enlarging cutouts. Mount mother on large poster board, then place on easel. Assign children to memorize verses and put appropriate hat in place before they say their part, or children could wear real hats.
Discuss other mothers (grandmothers, great-grandmothers) and responsibilities they might have had in their day or what the children remember about them.