Top 10 Mother's Day Games for English Class

May 2, 2024

This Mother's Day, let's take a hilarious dive into celebrating moms while sneakily boosting our English skills. Baamboozle presents you with games that blend fun, education, and a ton of mom appreciation. So, gear up for an adventure that's more delightful than having Mom say yes to pizza for dinner two nights in a row. 

Let's explore, laugh, and maybe, just maybe, learn something new along the way.

1. Famous Moms

By asarnes

Match famous moms from movies and TV shows to their titles in this pop culture extravaganza. It's a fun way to explore maternal figures in the media, from the nurturing Mrs. Potts in "Beauty and the Beast" to the wise and loving Sarabi from "The Lion King." 

And if any student mentions their mom is like Helen Parr from "The Incredibles," you know they’re implying she’s pretty much a superhero (without, hopefully, the need to save the world every other weekend).

Helps with: Pop culture knowledge and understanding the diverse representations of motherhood in media.

Best for: Grades 3 to 7

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2. Help Your Mom

By Keagan

This game challenges you to identify and articulate household chores through engaging photos and prompts. For instance, students might see a picture of an unmade bed and need to say "Make the bed," or a cluttered room and say "Tidy up." It turns the everyday into an interactive learning journey, somehow making tasks seem a bit less daunting and a lot more fun. 

And who knows? By the end, your students might find themselves volunteering for chores—just remember, in real life, there’s no option to click "next level" to skip the boring ones.

Helps with: Vocabulary building and recognizing everyday activities.

Best for: Grades 3 to 6

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3. Mom and I

By Teacher Shera

This heart-melting game invites you to name baby animals and their moms, sparking adorable conversations and learning moments. 

From a mama cat and her kitten to a chicken and her chicks, it's a cuteness overload that teaches about animal vocabulary, while subtly hinting at the universal awesomeness of moms.

Get ready for lots of "Awws," "So cute!" exclamations, and googly-eyed moments. 

Helps with: Animal vocabulary and brain breaks.

Best for: Grades 1 to 4

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4. Mother's Day Around the World

By bob5001

Take a virtual trip around the globe to discover how Mother's Day is celebrated in different cultures. Did Spain traditionally celebrate Mother's Day in March, May, August, or December? And is it true that the woman who led the campaign for Mother's Day in the US eventually wanted it abolished? What's your take?

Remember, if the idea of canceling Mother's Day sounds alarming, imagine your students explaining to their moms why there are no gifts this year because "the founder changed her mind." Good luck with that!

Helps with: Cultural awareness and understanding global perspectives on motherhood.

Best for: Grades 5 to 8

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5. Mother's Day Mayhem

By Miya

Unscramble the jumbled letters to reveal words that every mom loves to hear, like "respect," "love," and "I did the dishes without being asked." 

It’s a fast-paced challenge that not only sharpens your students’ word skills but also reminds them of the simple things that bring joy to their moms.

Helps with: Vocabulary expansion and critical thinking.

Best for: Grades 4 to 7

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6. Mother's Day Mistakes

By Khaleesi

Dive into sentences filled with common grammatical errors and heroically correct them to celebrate moms properly. Let’s give it a try. Can you spot the error here? "She teached me how to bake a cake."

Just think, mastering these corrections could finally make your students the grammar heroes their moms always pretend they are at their book club meetings.

Helps with: Grammar, vocabulary, and sentence structure.

Best for: Grades 3 to 6

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7. Mother's Day Trivia

By softhebest

Who was the mastermind behind Mother's Day? What's the most common flower given on this day? 

Use this game to engage your students with interesting Mother's Day trivia. It's great for boosting their knowledge and could help them impress at family gatherings with new facts. Imagine the surprise when they start sharing what they've learned—it might just make them the star of the dinner table!

Helps with: General knowledge, trivia skills, and fun facts about Mother's Day.

Best for: Grades 5 to 8

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8. My Mum is Fantastic!

By Veronika

Celebrate your mom's unique talents and quirks in this creative expression game. Examples like "My mum can dance" or "My mum can't paint" help students practice using "can" and "can't" while constructing sentences. 

It’s about recognizing and appreciating the little things that make our moms special, whether it’s their ability to groove to the music or their challenges with a paintbrush. Just remember, embracing these quirks might make Mother's Day gifts easier this year—dance lessons or paint-by-numbers, anyone?

Helps with: Creative thinking and appreciation for the superhuman abilities of moms.

Best for: Grades 1 to 4

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9. Talk About Your Mom

By Eleanor

This game opens up the floor for you to gush about your mom. What does she cook that makes your taste buds sing? What little things does she do that make your day? 

It's a celebration of the everyday heroes we call Mom, through the powerful medium of English vocabulary. And remember, as you praise her culinary skills, it might just ensure that your favorite dish is on the menu more often. Who knew flattery could be so delicious?

Helps with: Enhancing descriptive language and emotional expression.

Best for: Grades 2 to 5

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10. Mother’s Day Mish Mash

By Betti

Dive into a delightful exploration of all things Mom with this interactive game. It features a variety of Mother's Day questions to spark creativity and discussion among your students. 

Questions like, "If you could give your mom one present for Mother’s Day, what would it be?" invite learners to express their appreciation in unique ways. Just remember, if a student says their mom would be a dragon, maybe don’t send that answer home on a card.

Helps with: Creative expression, general vocabulary, and sentence structure.

Best for: Grades 3 to 6

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Top 10 Mother's Day Games for English Class: Final Thoughts

As we wrap up our curated list of Mother's Day games, remember that every game is an opportunity to reflect on the countless reasons we appreciate our moms. Dive into these games, celebrate your mom in English, and maybe sneak in a learning moment or two. After all, isn't that what moms are all about? Education, fun, and a whole lot of love.

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