10 Ways to Help Children Prepare for Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day is on the second Sunday of May. A day to honor and show appreciation to all mothers and women.

It was an important day in my family growing up. I want to pass on this tradition to my kids and help them understand the importance of motherhood.

In this blog post, there are 10 ways to help your child prepare for Mother’s Day through fun and simple activities. Also, there are beautiful low prep Chinese Mother’s Day Printables below.

10 ways to help children prepare for Mother's Day
My mother is a humble, hard-working, self-disciplined, and amazing woman.

She didn’t graduate from high school or have a prestigious career. But, she did work hard as a private tutor to pay for our schooling.

She worked non-stop never taking a break for herself. She even took care of me when I had my 3rd and 4th child.

When I was over-tired and stress, she took care of my children so that I could re-charge and have a break.

After work, she cooked and cleaned for us, and even read Chinese books and taught my children.

She is an amazing mother, grandmother, and my example and model of my life. I strive to be like her every day and the best mother for my children.

How about you?

 

 

 

How would you like to spend Mother’s Day?

I guess most of us would like to sleep-in, and not worry or stress about our kids for a day.

It sounds selfish, right?

Yet, all moms deserve a break for themselves.

I love my children and family, nothing could ever replace. But a day with my friends makes me feel recharged and better able to care for my family.

Let me know the comments, how you would like to spend Mother’s Day!

 

 

 

We should celebrate Mother’s Day with all women

Besides my mother, I am fortunate to have other amazing, selfless, and talented women in my life.

Even though some women have no children we should celebrate their sacrifice, service, and love. They may be your child’s teachers, neighbor, the cashier from the store, etc.

During the time we spent living in Hong Kong, we met so many amazing women who treated my children like their own. For example, my husband’s coworkers, my high-school friends, a worker from McDonald, a security guard in our building, an old lady we met at the local park, and more.  I will always thankful for them.

 

 

 

 

To All Mothers, you are Doing Better than You Think You are

I would like to share my favorite quote. It’s from Elder Jeffrey R. Holland Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles about motherhood.  This always gives me hope to move forward.

 

“Thank you for your crucial role in fulfilling the purposes of eternity.” To all mothers in every circumstance, including those who struggle—and all will—I say, “Be peaceful. Believe in God and yourself. You are doing better than you think you are. In fact, you are saviors on Mount Zion, and like the Master you follow, your love ‘never faileth.”

(Behold Thy Mother, Oct 2015 General Conference)

 

And I know it. It’s why you’re spending personal time finding Children’s Chinese learning activities right now. 

 

 

 

 

10 Ways to Help Children Prepare for Mother’s Day

Our daughters will become mothers. Our sons will marry future mothers. It’s our responsibility to help our children prepare for Mother’s Day. To teach them respect and how to honor Motherhood.

Below are ten ways to start. Let me know which one(s) is your favorite.

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1. Show your Child How you celebrate with your mother

 Involve you, child, in planning, preparing, and hosting a celebration for their grandmother.  This is a great way to show how and why motherhood is important.

2. Share Pregnancy and Birth Photos

Children often don’t realize that their mother wasn’t born a mother. That they grew up and learned like them. So, Share pregnancy photos, birth photos, newborn photos, and so on.  Your children will learn about themselves and how you take care of them.

3. Share stories of their grandmothers 

Share stories about their grandmothers.  Help your child learn more about their family. Share different stories of how they raised their families and about their lives.

4. Teach skills to help with chores 

One of the easiest ways for your child to learn and prepare to be a future parent is to teach them a life skill. Things such as chores, cooking, and cleaning.

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5. Make Homemade Mother’s Day Gifts 

Children love making gifts for everyone, especially for their own families. Create some great memories by making Mother’s Day gifts together.

6. Plan and prepare for Mother’s Day dinner 

Having good food is important for any celebration. Involve children in planning and preparing the Mother’s Day feast. It is a great way to help them get involved and to be ready.

7. Learn and sing a song about Mother’s Day 

Young children may not able to take part in preparing dinner and creating gifts. But they can learn and sing a song for their mothers with their little sweet voice.

8. Read and learn stories about Mothers 

It is the perfect time to read and learn about mothers from the past. Include stories from different countries, cultures, periods, and beliefs.

9. Try babysitting 

Allow your older children to babysit their siblings or for other families. They learn a little about what it takes to be a mother and can develop compassion and love toward little kids.

10. Document what a mother does in a day

 Ask your child to get a paper and write about what mothers do in a day. It helps them to realize how many things mothers do in families.

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Free Printables: Chinese & English Mother’s Day Activity Booklet

10 ways to help children prepare for Mother's Day

Let Take a look inside the Mother’s Day Activity Booklet

There is a total of 6 pages with an area to draw the picture and a simple sentence about mothers.

Mother's Day booklet
Mother's Day booklet

In the back, I included a well-known Tang poem “Song of the Wanderer”, written from 孟郊 Mèng Jiāo. It’s a perfect Chinese poem that reflects on love from a mother.

You can teach your kids and host a Chinese tea party to read and learn this Tang poem together.

 

 

 

Language Versions that You Can Get

  • English with Traditional Chinese
  • English with Simplified Chinese
  • Traditional Chinese
  • Traditional Chinese with Jyutping
  • Traditional Chinese with Pinyin
  • Traditional Chinese Zhuyin
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Simplified Chinese with Pinyin

 

 

 

Materials that You Need to make a Mother’s Day Activity Booklet

  • FREE Mother’s Day Activity Booklet
  • Printer and printing paper
  • Any type of coloring utensil: markers, coloring pencil, crayon, dot-a-dot

 

 

 

 

How to prepare the Mother’s Day Activity Booklet

  1.  Print the printable out double-sided
  1. Fold and cut the printable in half
  1. Fold each page and put it in the right order
  1. Staple the middle and make it a booklet 

Even my 9 years old is in the US right now, and it’ll be my first Mother’s Day without her, but I’m glad she can still use this printable to make a little distance Mother’s Day gift for me.

It’ll be a memorable Mother’s Day for both of us. Can’t wait to give her a big hug and kiss.

10 ways to help children prepare for Mother's Day

If you enjoy this freebie, please let us know! I’d love to know if it’s a good resource. Don’t forget to leave a comment and tag @fortunecookiemom on Instagram and Facebook! 

>> If you are a subscriber already, go to the Chinese Resource Library to download this freebie.  

Videos of “Song of the Wanderer”

《遊子吟》

 

 

 

Videos in Mandarin

Video in Cantonese

Extra Resources to Teach about Mother’s Day

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All women and mothers deserve honor and respect, especially during Mother’s Day. Let’s celebrate the amazing women in our lives! A mother’s sacrifice and effort are beyond anything. I strive to be better every day.

Let’s show our children we embrace our divine role as a mother. Let’s show our children we may not be perfect but we are trying our best. Finally. let’s express our love and respect for all women.

May you have a wonderful Mother’s Day. Remember you are full of value, talents, gifts, power, and love. Even if it may not feel it.

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两个小孩的职业妈妈

This is the second 5-Day Challenge that we have done with Fortune Cookie Mom. Both have been very beneficial to our family. I am a homeschool mom of three little kids. We are not Chinese and do not speak any Chinese. With the help of Fortune Cookie Mom, we are slowly learning! The challenges have given me fun activities to do at home with the kids. Each one has reignited my kid's interest in learning. It has been a fun experience for everybody!

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