Here, I’ve gathered TONS of fun activities to help you prepare your song pick. There’s more than 20 Mother’s Day Singing Time Ideas to help you teach a specific Primary Mother’s Day song or your choice of song with a fun themed activity focused on moms!
40+ Mother’s Day Primary Songs
If you’re looking for the PERFECT song to teach your Primary kiddos this year, head over to this master list with tons of different ideas and options – both in the Children’s Songbook and other song picks from LDS composers.
10 Mother’s Day Singing Time Ideas
This post will help you find all of my Mother’s Day songs teaching ideas around this blog. Plus, I’m also sharing additional favorite lesson plans from other Primary music leaders at the end of this post!
Mother’s Day Ideas for ANY Song:
1. Flowers for Mom
Print out these gorgeous flowers to make a custom bouquet of flowers for Mother’s Day right in your Primary room. You can then send the Junior primary children home with a flower to gift to their mom with something they love about her written on the back.
2. Make a Mom Paper Doll
Bring in this cute paper doll mom and mix and match her clothes, hair, and accessories to make a mom to sing your Mother’s Day song to! Then, mix it up again and sing to the next mom. The younger primary children will love to recreate their mom!
3. Women in the Scriptures
There’s so much we can learn from the amazing women in the scriptures! You can incorporate this meaningful lesson plan into teaching your choice of Mother’s Day song to skip games and teach about strong women from the scriptures!
4. Mother’s Day in Her Shoes
Bring in a bunch of different shoes from your closet and let the kiddos lead the music while trying on one of your pairs of shoes! Or, use the singing style that matches the shoes they pick from the basket.
5. Would Mom Rather?
Let the children share about their mom’s favorites with this really fun game to divide your Primary room into two groups! Ask them which would their mom rather from a choice between two different options.
Teaching Ideas by Mother’s Day Song:
6. Love is Spoken Here – Teaching Ideas
Love is Spoken Here is a wonderful song to pick as one of your Mother’s Day songs. It’s not include in any of the Come Follow Me Primary Song Lists from the 4-year rotation. It’s a shame to not teach this song at some point – and Mother’s day is a perfect time! Here’s a couple teaching ideas to get you started:
7. Grandmother – Teaching Ideas
Have you ever considered teaching the Grandmother song in Primary? It’s SO cute and it can easily be adapted to change the word Grandmother to Mother or Father if you’d like. I taught it for Father’s Day one year and it was a big hit! Here’s a few teaching ideas to get you started:
- Grandmother – Can You Sing It Solo?
- Grandmother – Fill in the Blank
- Grandmother – Hot Potato
- Grandmother – Primary Song Pictures
8. Mother, I Love You – Teaching Ideas
Mother, I Love You is a great choice that’s easy to teach and learn when you’re short on time. This was the first Mother’s Day song I picked to teach as a new Primary music leader. Get started with these 2 teaching activities:
9. Mother, Tell Me the Story – Teaching Ideas
Mother, Tell Me the Story is a wonderful song choice for Mother’s Day that also incorporates Jesus Christ! It’s a wonderful song pick and these teaching ideas will make it fun and easy to teach!
10. The Dearest Names – Teaching Ideas
Another beautiful song that will work for either Mother’s Day OR Father’s Day is this sweet song, The Dearest Names. It’s a quick and easy fun song to learn and you can use either of these activities to have easily teach your verse of choice!
10 More Primary Mother’s Day Ideas!
If you’re looking for even more inspiration, I’ve sourced some of my favorite ideas for other Primary Music Leaders to help you teach this song in fun and varied ways.
1. Mother’s Purse
How cute is this adorable Mother’s Purse activity over on The Primary Pad? You’ll fill up a purse with a variety of random items sometimes found in her purse and then connect it with a silly way to sing out your song choice.
2. What’s Different?
Come into the Primary room overdressed with lots of accessories and embellishments. Then, remove a thing or two and see if the Primary kids can spot what’s missing. Head over to see all the details in this Mother’s Day What’s Different idea on i heart primary music.
3. Mother’s Day Memory Match
This darling activity you’ll seek for matches of a mother animal and her baby animal. When you find a match, then sing through your song pick! Head over to this Mother’s Day Memory Match activity post to grab her printable.
4. Necklace Songs (Facebook Group)
5. Moms Favorite Primary Songs (Facebook Group)
6. Recipe for a Happy Mom (Facebook Group)
7. Mom in a Bag (Facebook Group)
8. Mom’s Happy Tears (Facebook Group)
9. Mother, I Love You Wand Actions (Facebook Group)
10. Mom Tools (Facebook Group)
Next, you won’t want to miss all of these fun Father’s Day singing time ideas including activities to help you teach a variety of different Father’s day songs!
What other fun singing time ideas have you tried? We’d love to see your fun ideas! Share them in the comments to add to this list.