Any Mother’s Day song will work for this activity. Sing one or a few, it doesn’t matter.
Bring a basket full of “mom” items (see the list in the link above).
The activity will run similar to “hot potato.”
Pick a “mom.” Either a primary child (boy or girl), or you could honor your primary president, or find someone’s mom to come in. I suppose you could have yourself be the “mom.” Make it as simple or as extravagant as you like.
Pick a primary child to come get an item from the basket and have them go sit back down with the it.
Start your song with everyone singing and have the item passed along to each child. Have the pianist randomly stop. Whoever has the item has to tell you the next word. If they can do it, they can come “dress mom” with the item. If they can’t tell you the next word, the item continues to get passed around until the pianist stops again and someone else can do it (I’ll be real lenient with Jr. Primary, maybe have everyone tell me the next word).
Repeat until your “mom” is “dressed” and your song(s) are well learned.
You may want to have a practice round before you actually do the activity and have words posted. That way if they are singing an unfamiliar song, they have a little help beforehand.
You could also do this as teams – Sr. Primary may like that. Boys vs. girls, January-June birthdays vs. July -December birthdays, etc. Each team picks a mom, each team gets an item to pass and when the music stops, the first kid on the team who has the item and gets the next word correctly gets to dress their mom. The mom with the most items at the end wins.
If you can think of more items, please post them in the comments! I’d love more items that can be worn and not have to be held. Makes for a funnier dressed mom!
Happy Mother’s Day!