Mother’s Day Coloring Sheets (with Diversity)

African American Mother's Day coloring page

Directions: To download this coloring sheet, simply click on the image above to download the picture as a printable PDF file. We’ve also uploaded a higher resolution jpeg image for advanced editing.

There is a little bit of background behind this coloring sheet. It was only last mother’s day we posted our first free coloring pages on this website. They were a logical next step to better serve you as you minister to kids. We now have well over 60 free Bible coloring pages including that first set of Mother’s Day coloring pages. You might also enjoy our printable Mother’s Day Sunday School crafts.

Update: We’ve created a new version of this picture that says “Mum” instead of “Mother” to account for regional variations. Click here to download it as a jpeg.

Since then, I’ve heard from many readers asking us to include more people of color in our printables. This is not always easy with cartoon characters. We did not want to exaggerate physical features and create anything offensive. At the same time, we believe that God makes all different types of beautiful people.

So here is our attempt at a mother’s day African-American coloring page.  Please leave a comment below for Mandy if you appreciate her work. We would like to know what you think and be more inclusive in future efforts.


  1. Dianna says

    Thank you, Mandy, for your sensitivity in offering this page for children of other ethnicity than is typically offered. I am preparing lessons for the month of May and had just printed off the coloring page with the white mom and child before I noticed the one you offered. I had just drawn texture onto the hair of both mother and child because a large number of our Childrens church kids are of African American descent…..thanks for this option. Grace and peace to you. Dianna

  2. Alice says

    May GOD Bless you for your dedication and hard work. I love the coloring pages for my children’s church. Our church is diverse in many ways and you have provided the materials needed to reach each of my children. Thank you.

  3. Charlene says

    Fantastic!! I teach Sunday school and it is wonderful to have a racial diversity in the coloring pages the children use. BRAVO and God bless you!

  4. Ligaya S. Resultay says

    Greetings from the Philippines!
    Thank you so much for your articles about Mother’s day and the drawings by Mandy Groce.
    I have now materials for our Kids-In-Christ ministry in our church for tomorrow as we also celebrate Mother’s day.

  5. Cassie L. Phillips says

    So happy to hear that you are attempting to include more diversity in your coloring pages. Praise God! I love your website and use it more often than not. Keep up the good work.

  6. says

    Good. I am using both pictures here in South Africa this mothersday. Then the children can get a picture that looks like their mom. Didn’t think of it. Just looking for the ethnic one with the boy and his mother

  7. gwendolyn thomas says

    Thank you for reflecting all God’s children and letting our children see themselves too. I pray that you will continue with your efforts. I use your pages regularly in my Sunday School class. I especially like your alphabets and the creation pages. God has gifted you mightyly.

  8. Audrey says

    What a quick response! Thank you for being sensitive to the diversity in our world.

    Audrey Hankinson

  9. Bonita White says

    I thank you for being sensitive to the needs of the african-american community. I use you coloring pages quite often and I am so glad that they now will reflect the diversity of our country. I know that it might still pose some challenges, but I pray that it will be worked out.

  10. Renae Thompson says

    Hi, I have really enjoyed your site. I usually work with the kids during our Home Bible Study. I do appreciate the African American Coloring pages for Mother’s Day. Could you also design a little boy and do something a little different with the mother’s hair? Just a suggestion.

  11. Elizabeth O. Anusie says

    Thank God for dis resources. i am so grateful. i will register once cash comes handy. meanwhile dis is just to say well done.

    i am a children minister in my Church here in Nigeria. With D Living Faith Church – Goshen . in d 2yr Class.

    I am so interested in finding Chd resource materials.

    Thank u for this Website.

    Elizabeth Anusie.

  12. Cherrie says

    Thanks for this beautiful coloring sheet Mandy. The little girl playing dress up reminds me of myself at that age. We have a lot of African-American and multi-racial kids in my class and my family. We appreciate your efforts!

  13. Mary S. Magee says

    Thank You so much for your originality. Looking forward to more. Be Blessed.

  14. Sarah says

    Thank this page and bless everyone that is here with us and thank you for that comment that was really nice of you to say that . mother’s day is one of my favorite Holidays and i hope it is one of your favorite Holidays too and everyone have a fantastic sleep …

  15. Lisa Jackson says

    Thanks for such a beautiful work of art. I look forward to seeing more of you work. I feel proud to offer the children in my class a picture that reflects who they are. Thank you so much!

  16. Marita says

    Thank you so much for creating this! it’s a beautiful picture. God Bless you

  17. Molly says

    As a mom of multi-ethnic children, thank you for the work of creating this coloring. I will use it in the Sunday School class I teach. Its refreshing to see a depiction that is more “general” (as funny as that might sound) instead of a “typical” Caucasian look.

  18. Briana says

    I think the page is wonderful and bless your heart and ministry for wanting to provide another beautiful example of Godly mother’s.

  19. Carmen Henderson says

    This is great! Do you have a coloring page for the sons of color as well? That would be really great!

  20. Heidi Headcock says

    Yes, thank you! I enjoyed the Thanksgiving coloring page with an African-American family and this one is wonderful as well! The children will enjoy seeing their reflection in this image. Thank you.

  21. Amity Alicea says

    Thank you! I think the children will appreciate this.

  22. Dee Mitchell says

    I like this new coloring page. We are in Brazil and this will be nice. I also like the fact that the writing is all in one corner – that way we can translate it and put the Portuguese in it’s place. Thanks for your hard work.

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