Mother's Day is a wonderful opportunity to teach children in church about the importance of mothers and the role they play in our lives. One great way to do this is through object lessons. Here are 10 object lessons you can use in your children's church on Mother's Day:
Hold up a mirror. Explain to the children that just as they can see themselves in the mirror, they can also see their mother's love for them reflected in the things she does for them. Ask the children to brainstorm different ways their mothers show them love.
Bring in a bouquet of flowers. Explain to the children that just as the flowers need water and sunlight to grow, children need their mothers' love and care to grow. Ask the children to think of ways they can show their mothers love and care.
Have the children trace their handprints on a piece of paper. Explain that just as their handprints are unique to them, their relationship with their mother is also unique. Ask the children to share something special about their relationship with their mother.
Bring in a caterpillar and a butterfly. Explain to the children that just as the caterpillar transforms into a beautiful butterfly, mothers help their children transform into the best version of themselves. Ask the children to think of ways their mothers have helped them grow and change.
Bring in a recipe card. Explain to the children that just as a recipe has different ingredients that work together to make something delicious, mothers have different qualities that work together to make them great caregivers. Ask the children to name some of the qualities they appreciate in their mothers.
Bring in a cozy blanket. Explain to the children that just as the blanket provides warmth and comfort, mothers provide warmth and comfort to their children. Ask the children to share a time when their mother provided comfort to them.
Bring in a photo album. Explain to the children that just as the photos capture special memories, mothers help create special memories for their children. Ask the children to share a special memory they have with their mother.
Bring in a plant with roots. Explain to the children that just as the roots provide stability and support for the plant, mothers provide stability and support for their children. Ask the children to share a time when their mother provided support for them.
Bring in a heart-shaped object. Explain to the children that just as the heart pumps blood to the body, mothers have a special love in their hearts for their children. Ask the children to share something they love about their mother.
Bring in a small gift. Explain to the children that Mother's Day is a special day to show our mothers how much we love and appreciate them. Encourage the children to make a special gift for their mother.