Mother’s Day Activities for Kids of All Ages

Mother's Day

Make Mother’s Day magical with a day’s worth of parent-child activities! What can you do with your child on this very special day? Check out these fun-filled family ideas for kids in all age groups.


Your infant might not be ready to hold a conversation just yet, but the two of you can:

  • Go for a stroll (literally, with the stroller) in the park.
  • Snuggle on a soft blanket under a tree in the backyard.
  • Rock and roll. Or, at least you can rock your baby as you groove (or soothe) to soft music.


Now that she’s up and walking, you and your tot can:

  • Play follow the leader in the family room or outside in the yard.
  • Go for a nature walk in the park.
  • Dance together.


Your 3- to 5-year-old is all about pretend play and is getting more social every day. You can:

  • Read a book together.
  • Play act a favorite story.
  • Have a mini spa day. Mix up your own homemade facial with sugar, cocoa and cream!

Older Kids

Your elementary or middle schooler spends most of her time with her friends. But, today’s your day. You can:

  • Go to the theater or the ballet together.
  • Make a meal, sharing the prep and cooking duties.
  • Create crafts (such as a holiday picture collage, a poster-sized portrait drawing or hand-sewn mini pillows).


Just because your high schooler is overly independent doesn’t mean she doesn’t want to spend the day with you. You can:

  • Have an actual conversation – and, you get to pick the topic!
  • See a movie together.
  • Volunteer at a local food bank, animal shelter, hospital or elder-care home together.