Mother Dear is a simple, short, yet sweet song to sing for Mother’s Day! Jazz up the simplicity of the song by using handbells on the alto!
Use this lesson plan only in singing time, or use it as a musical number in sacrament meeting. The handbells are completely optional. If you are unfamiliar with the bells, check out my post HERE (which includes where to purchase them).
This activity will also work with ANY Mother’s Day song if you omit the bells. Before primary, write the words to the song on the board.
If using handbells, pass them out to every other child. So some children will be ringing and some will be singing.
Each time you sing the song (all 3 verses), have teachers from each class pick a good singer to come and erase a word and then draw a picture of their mom’s smiling face in its place.
Repeat, switching ringers with singers until every child has had a turn to erase a word and draw a picture and everyone has had a turn with the bells.
Hopefully the entire song will be erased by the end and lots of smiling mothers 🙂
Mother Dear Bell Chart
Access my bell chart for Mother Dear at my Resource Library. Instructions for accessing my Resource Library are found at the bottom of this post.
- What 2 words describe Mother’s face? [happy, smiling]
- Mother’s happy, smiling face makes home what kind of place? [lovely]
- What 2 words describe mother’s eyes? [lovely, shining]
- What are mother’s eyes like? [stars that twinkle]
- What will I try all day to do? [please our Heavenly Father]
- Why will I try to please Heavenly Father? [to show him that I’m so glad he gave me you]
Check out this quick tutorial video for accessing the Resource Library:
These printables are filed on my Resource Library page under Song Title > Mother Dear.