Mother's Day

Mother's day

Time to show our love and affection to these admirable people!

 

Mother’s Day is a day to show gratitude towards mothers and mother figures. Mother figures may include step-mothers, mothers-in-law, guardians (e.g. foster parents), and family friends. It is celebrated across 46 countries (though on different dates) and is a hugely popular affair. Millions of people across the globe take the day as an opportunity to honor their mothers, thank them for their efforts in giving them life, raising them and being their constant support and well-wisher.

 

Check out the activities for celebrating this date:

 

VERY YOUNG LEARNERS

Create a gift

  • Refer students to the slide.
  • Tell students they will create a gift for their mothers.
  • Click on the link to open website.
  • Provide students with the materials.
  • Guide the students throughout the process.

Make a face

  • Tell students they will make a mom’s face.
  • Open the link and elicit from students the face’s features (hairstyle, eyes, ears, nose and mouth)
  • Have students click on each feature to change it. When he or she is happy with image, he or she lets another student play.
  • Alternatively, you can photograph each face and then have students choose the most beautiful, the most similar to their mothers, etc.
     

YOUNG LEARNERS

Slide 2

  • Tell students they will describe their mother’s appearance. You may elicit the words they already know to describe people’s appearance.
  • ‘My mom is’ will appear.
  • Click to reveal a picture and elicit ‘tall’. Click to reveal answer. Another picture will appear, elicit ‘short’.
  • Next, ‘She has’ will appear.  Pictures will illustrate ‘dark’ and ‘fair’ skin. Click to reveal answer.
  • Then, elicit the color to describe hair. Click to show color ‘yellow’ and elicit ‘blonde’.
  • Repeat procedure.
  • At the end, help students form a full sentence, for instance: ‘My mom is tall. She has dark skin and brown eyes.’
  • Have students tell their partners about their mom’s appearance.

Slide 3

  • Refer students to the slide.
  • Provide each student with a sheet of paper and some colored pencils or crayons.
  • Tell students they will draw their mother.  
  • Collect all the drawings and glue them to the wall.
  • Have students go around the room and guess whose mother is on each drawing.
  • After some time collect the drawings back and elicit from the group whose mother is in your hands.
  • Give a point to the students who answers correctly.

Game – I love my mom because…

  • Tell students they will play a game called ‘I love my mom because…’
  • Arrange students in large circle.
  • Toss a ball to a student.
  • This student must state one way in which he or she can show love for his or her mother. (i.e. I love my mom because she’s intelligent)
  • Upon completion of sentence, student tosses ball to another student.
  • Now this student must state a way in which he or she can demonstrate love for his or her mother.
  • Any student who repeats a suggestion previously made or who fails to think of an idea within fifteen seconds is out.
  • Encourage students to act on their ideas!
     

TEENS

Slides 2 and 3
Divide students into groups of 3-4. Refer them to the questions and ask them answer them in groups. Allow 4-5 minutes per slide. At the end of each slide, ask students to share their opinions with the whole group.

Slide 4
Ask students to work in pairs and find things in common between their mothers.

Slide 5
Ask students to share their findings with the whole class. Give feedback on language as appropriate.