Looking for a few good games for your Mother’s Day service? These three winners will keep kids busy—they are perfect for filling in empty spaces in your schedule. That could happen since many churches do have special recognition for mothers during service in the “big church.” It might be a good idea to print this sheet and keep it handy, in case other teachers need some suggestions, too.
#1 Mrs. Mumbles – Mother’s Day Game
This game is played by talking without showing your teeth. You can’t laugh and you can’t smile. Here’s how you start, pair up kids or have them sit in a circle. One child curls her lips tightly over her teeth and then turns to other child and says, “Excuse me, is Mrs. Mumbles home?” This child then replies, (using the same method), “I don’t know, let me ask my neighbor …” If he does this successfully, without showing his teeth, he then turns to the person to his right and asks, “Excuse me, is Mrs. Mumbles home?” This Q&A continues around the circle or back and forth between children until someone giggles. Gigglers are out. The game continues until one child is left.
#2 Mother, May I? – Game Idea for Kids
This game is a classic but just in case you aren’t familiar with it, it begins by one child serving as “Mother.” Line the remainder of kids up about 20 feet away from “Mother.” The Mother picks one of the kids and says “Amy, you may take four baby steps.” Amy then says, “Mother, May I?” The Mother says, “Yes, you may.”
The Mother then picks another child, and the game goes on until someone reaches her. It sounds easy enough but any child who forgets to say, “Mother, may I?” has to go back to the starting line. The Mother can make up all kinds of steps like hops, twirls, crab walks etc.
#3 Name That Mom – Quiz about Famous Mothers
Before this game, assemble a list of mothers from current culture and the bible. What you’ll do is quiz the children to see if they can guess who the moms are with as few clues as possible. We also posted a Moms in the Bible Quiz.
Here are some mothers who should be on your list:
- Hannah (Samuel’s mom)
- Wilma Flintstone (The Flintstones)
- Mrs. Potts (Beauty and the Beast)
- Jocheved (Moses’ mother)
- Mrs. Turner (Fairly Odd Parents)
- Mary (Jesus’ mother)
Have fun with these game ideas! Happy Mother’s Day!
Bonus Fun Ideas for Mother’s Day
Here are some games we found on other websites that looked awesome. Enjoy and have a blessed day with Mom! The following links are all offsite.