How many families would love the recipe for a happy mother? This Mother’s Day singing time lesson contains such a recipe! Every mother in your ward will love and appreciate this Mother’s Day singing time lesson plan, especially when they receive a unique Mother’s Day gift that ties right in!
Access the full document at my Resource Library. Instructions for accessing my Resource Library are found at the bottom of this post. The printable consists of 9 pages:
- 4 pages of baking ingredient images
- 4 pages of happy mother recipe ingredients
- 1 large singing time oven
I suggest printing two-sided with the exception of the last page. It will save you paper and also save you cutting! But no matter how you print, you want the words on the back side of the images.
For easy use in singing time, put magnetic tape on the back (more details HERE)! This stuff is magic!
But magnets or tape will work just fine too!
Now, if you decide not to print, put together baking ingredients (either bring the entire boxes or pour some into small sandwich baggies). Then make sure to attach the corresponding happy mother recipe ingredients somehow. Then bring a large mixing bowl.
Songs To Sing
Sing any song(s) with this activity! Review for singing in sacrament meeting, your upcoming primary presentation, or my preference, sing all the Mother’s Day songs in the songbook! Those include:
- Mother, Tell Me the Story p. 204
- Grandmother p. 200
- I Often Go Walking p. 202
- My Mother Dear p. 203
- Mother Dear p. 206a
- Dearest Mother, I Love You p. 206b
- Mother, I Love You p. 207
If you want a big list of other songs that aren’t necessarily geared toward Mother’s Day but still totally appropriate, check out this list HERE from Primary Singing.
Make sure to post the words to your songs if they may be unfamiliar like I do HERE.
Mother's Day Activity
Explain to the primary that you have a recipe for a happy mother! What family doesn’t want a happy mother? If you really want to go all out, wear an apron and chef’s hat. Then lead the singing using a rubber spatula! If you don’t have a chef’s hat, make a simple one like this here:
Sing the first song and as you sing, walk around looking for good
singers bakers. Choose about 3 good singers bakers (or enough so every child will eventually get a turn) to pick an ingredient off the board. When you are finished singing, have the children read the back of their card then place in the bowl.
Repeat until all the ingredients are in the bowl and all the songs have been sung. Once your recipe for a happy mother is finished, give the bowl a good stir and place it in the “oven” (behind the podium):
Exchange the bowl for a finished tray of cookies (homemade or store bought), wrapped up and attached to this poem. A perfect Mother’s day gift from their primary child! They can take the gift to their mom to share with her ;).
In my Resource Library are full or half or fourth sheet printing options. I attached the poem to chocolate chip cookies from Costco’s bakery. Placed them in little gift bags and VOILA – an easy Mother’s Day gift from the primary!
Want more Mother’s Day singing time ideas? Make sure to scroll through all of them HERE.
These printables are filed on my Resource Library page under Category Title > Mother’s Day.