Mommy Loves You

May is all about a Mother’s Heart! As we prepare for Mother’s Day next Sunday- let’s learn all about a Mother’s heart and love for her child- God’s feminine aspect.


Educational Framework: Heart for Others

“Mommy Loves You” Unit: A Mother’s Heart

LESSON PURPOSE: Learning about a Mother’s beautiful love.

MATERIALS: Picture Book, learning toys, craft supplies

BOOKS: Mama Do You Love Me? Me and My Mom, Thank You God for Mommy

SONG IDEAS: You Are My Sunshine, Song of the Garden


  • Baby dolls- Have children take care of baby dolls, dress them, feed them, bathe them.

  • Gardening- Have children make a pretend garden of flowers, fruits or vegetables. Watering cans, fake flowers, shovels etc.

  • Cleaning Station- Have children clean the classroom with (baby) wipes, brooms etc. Or place pretend plastic plates & food in a tub of warm soapy water and have children scrub them clean with brushes and sponges.

  • Clothing Line- Hang up a string. Provide children clothespins and children’s clothes to hang up on the line to “dry”.

SCRIPTURE: Display the weekly scripture reading, have an older child read it or use it in the lesson as you like.

“Train up a child in the way they should go, and they will not turn from it.” -Proverbs 22:6

“Her children rise up and call her blessed;  her husband also, and he praises her.” -Proverbs 31:28

“When a mother gives such loving care to her children there is no beginning and no end in terms of value. It keeps going on and on. The reason we live for the sake of others is because it is the way of True Love.” -Sun Myung Moon

INTRODUCE the Lesson:


SONG IDEAS: He’s Got the Whole World, Song of the Spring Breeze


During the month of April we learned all about Growth! (Resurrection, Seasons, Nutrients for Growth, Dominion over Creation, Stages of Growth) God’s creation is so beautiful and we are so grateful for Springtime. We are not entering a new unit for the month of May. Does anyone know what special holiday happens in May? (Mother’s Day!) That’s right! During the month of May we will be learning all about the feminine aspect of God our Heavenly Parent- A Mother’s Love.


  • Purse: show children a purse with a variety of items inside it. Ask children whose purse they think it is. Is it Daddy’s? (It’s Mommy’s!) (Chapstick, tissues, snacks, sunscreen, diapers, sanitizer, water, bandaids...) Discuss the items found in the purse or diaper bag and how mom could use the items to take care of her children.


Today we are going to learn all about a Mother’s heart and love for her children. (Note- if a child in your class doesn’t have a mommy at home- refer to a special Aunt, Grandma or female role model).

CHOOSE 1 OR 2: READ A STORY, SING A SONG OR POEM, WATCH A VIDEO: *Use this before OR with your teaching point.

  • VIDEOS: click on the link for educational, sing along or dance videos

    FOR FUN:



    • Oh Mother Dear  Oh Christmas Tree

      Oh Mother Dear, Oh Mother Dear. Oh how I love you Mother Dear.

      Oh Mother Dear, Oh Mother Dear. Oh how I love you Mother Dear.

      You care for me. I care for you. Not just today but all year through.

      Oh Mother Dear, Oh Mother Dear. Oh how I love you Mother Dear.

    • Planting Seeds Poem

      When a mommy hugs her children, She plants a seed of love.                                                             

      And all her wonderful kisses, Come from God above.

      When a mommy laughs and giggles, She plants a seed of joy                                                                             

      Like when she tickles your funny bone, Or plays with your favorite toy.

      When a mommy tucks you in at night, She plants a seed of peace                                                           

      She prays for God to bless you, With a sweet and restful sleep.

*TEACH the Lesson:

Discuss the following points together, asking children questions, drawing pictures, using anchor charts or post it notes.

TEACHING POINT 1: A Mother’s Love

(Note- if there is a child in the class that does not have a Mommy- refer to their special caregiver- Auntie, Grandma- whoever God has placed in their lives to be the nurturer.)

  • Ask children “What made your mom a mom?” You did! Your mom was not a mom until God gave her children. You make your mom a very special Mommy!

  • You began inside your mommy’s belly. Mother’s take great care of their children, even when they are inside their bellies! Mommies eat healthy and watch their baby grow inside of her belly. Mommy’s even feed their baby milk by nursing or with a bottle. (Mommies who adopt also prepare for their child by making a beautiful nursery, praying for baby and getting things ready.)

  • Mommy’s have a special heart for their children. Mothers are nurturing. Moms are loving. Mommies give kisses for boo boos, pack lunchbox, cook, clean the home. Sometimes mommies worry. Mommies are busy taking care of everyone, organizing and multi tasking. Every mommy is different. Some mommies work. Some mommies stay at home with you. (Some daddies work or some daddies stay at home.)

  • Next Sunday is Mother’s Day! And we are going to be thinking about your Mommy & making special crafts for her over these next 2 Sundays. This week we want you to think about all the things you love and appreciate about your Mommy.

  • Mommies aren’t always perfect. Sometimes Mommies even make mistakes, maybe they get upset, or emotional. Mommies are still learning and growing how to be the best Mommy they can be. Just like you’re learning to be the best child you can be! But Mommy always loves you.

  • As God is our Heavenly Parent- he has a feminine Motherly heart too and also loves us unconditionally and sees us as his little children in the same way that Mommies do.


Discuss Proverbs 22:6 together: “Train up a child in the way they should “GROW”, and they will not turn from it.”

  • Thanks for the good roots mom! Patience, Strength, Joy, Faith, Kindness Read, act out and discuss the full poem “Planting Seeds” together found above.


  • Draw a flower with roots. Have children help you label the roots with post it notes or pictures or words of what their mom teaches them. Ex: patience, love. Our parents give us deep roots that anchor us in life and help us grow into beautiful sons and daughter of God our Heavenly Parent!


We are so grateful for a Mother’s love. Mommies are loving, nurturing, sacrificial. They try their best to take care of everyone. God is our Heavenly Parent and loves us unconditionally in the same way our Mothers do. This week let’s prepare our hearts for Mother’s Day. Let’s think about all the things Mommies do for us and next Sunday on Mother’s Day we’ll make her feel extra special!


Dear Heavenly Parent, Thank you for a Mommy’s love! Thank you for showing us kindness, joy, patience, love and peace through our Mothers. We are grateful for your parental heart and we want to be good children for our Mommies and Daddies. Amen. Aju!

APPLY the Lesson:


  • Getting Ready Relay Race or Role Play: Being Mommy in the morning! Wake up, make coffee, make breakfast, Pack lunches, change the baby doll’s diaper, put shoes on the baby, put on a coat, don’t forget the keys & cell phone. Carry the bag, while holding a baby dolly...etc.

  • Mother May I Game

CRAFTS: choose 1

  • Photo Booth: Set up a cute photobooth with a sign that says “I Love Mommy Because”. Take a photo of each child holding up a sign that reads why they love their mommy. Print photo to give to moms next Sunday! Children can make a frame next week.

  • Video: Or take short video clips of children saying what they love about their mommy. Put it together to send to their moms or show at church next Sunday for Mother’s Day!

  • Flower Magnets: Have children decorate flowers and glue them together with doilies and popsicle sticks and a magnet strip on the back. Add in their photo in the center of the flower to pass out next Sunday.

  • Draw Mommy or Paint Flowers: Have children draw a picture of their Mommy or paint flowers with handprints. Then next week you can have children tell you what they love about Mommy- and add their words to the drawing for Mother’s Day.

  • PINTEREST < < Click for lots of fun Mother’s day crafts and activities!


  • Fruit flowers: Mommies give us deep roots. They love flowers and eating healthy! Provide fruit and children can shape them in to flowers.

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