Here is a Christian Mother’s Day poem for your children. I call it “Planting Seeds.”
Hip, hip, hooray! It’s Mother’s Day! What a perfect chance to teach your little ones about all the MANY wonderful things that mommies and grandmas do to keep them happy and healthy. In fact, it’s almost as if with each act of love a mom gives, she is planting a little seed into each child God has placed within her garden. As you read through this Christian poem for kids you will see that each “seed” relates to one of the fruit of the Spirit for that is what every mom plants in her children’s hearts with each act of devotion.
What You Need for this Christian Mother’s Day poem: For this presentation, you will need 10 – letter size envelopes (approx. 9.5in. x 4in.) and you will need a package of pumpkin seeds. You will also need find 10 different pictures of flowers or purchase 10 different flower seed packets. If you buy the seed packets, empty the seeds out. Also, you will need to write out each stanza of the poem on a separate card. Please laminate all of the cards for longterm use. You will also need some kind of place to display all of your flowers. I use a pocket chart as seen in the pictures down below, but you could also stand them up on a table or against a wall.
Preparation: Take each envelope and seal it. Then cut off 3 in. off of the long end of each envelope. Now attach one card of
the poem to one side of the envelope and attach a flower card to the other side. Once all the envelopes have been assembled, place them in numeric order. Have a bowl of pumpkin seeds sitting nearby. You are now ready to share the poem.
Presentation: Have the children sit in front of you. Say the following: “Who knows what special holiday we are celebrating today? (Wait for response.) That’s right! Mother’s Day! And today we are going to hear a special poem about mommies and about all the many wonderful things they do for their children. For example, raise your hand if your mom or grandma or aunt ever hug you. (Wait for response.) Super! Now raise your hand if your mommy ever cleans your clothes.
(Wait for response.) Isn’t that nice of her? Now raise your hand if your mommy ever makes you yummy things to eat? (Wait for response.) I am so glad your moms do so many great things for you. Did you know that each time your mommy does something nice for you it’s like she is planting a seed in your life. (Hold up a pumpkin seed.) What happens when we plant a seed in the ground? (Wait for responses like “something grows”.) That’s right! Beautiful things grow like this beautiful flower. (Show them the first flower.) Well, God can make beautiful things grow in your life when you have a loving mommy or grandma or someone special to watch over you.”
“Alright, boys and girls, let’s listen quietly to this special poem about mommies.”
You will read each card showing the poem side first. Before turning the card around to reveal the flower, ask one child to pick a pumpkin seed out of the bowl and drop it into the envelope. Then say, “Thank you, (Cole), for dropping that seed in. Let’s see what pretty flower grows from it.” Ask the child to sit down, then go to the next card.
After you present the poem, you can have the children make the Mother’s Day card I have provided at the end. Print the inside and outside of the card, one for each child. Have the children color in the flower and sign their names on the inside of the card. You also might consider giving each child a packet of flower seeds to attach to the card. I think you can buy 5 to 10 packs for a dollar at your local “Dollar” store.
Tips: I would not call the pumpkin seed by it’s real name – pumpkin. I would just call it a seed. You also might want to color the seeds to make them match the colors of the flowers. You can also point out the names of each of the flowers if you’d like. Also, always be sensitive to any children who do not have a mother. You can say how this poem also talks about aunts and grandmas or other caretakers.
When a mommy hugs her children
She plants a seed of love
And all her wonderful kisses
Come from God above.
When a mommy laughs and giggles
She plants a seed of joy
Like when she tickles your funny bone
Or plays with your favorite toy
When a mommy tucks you in at night
She plants a seed of peace
She prays for God to bless you
With a sweet and restful sleep
When a mommy asks you to wait for things
A seed of patience is what she sows
For all the really good things in life
Take some time to grow
When a mommy makes your favorite food
She plants a seed so kind
She knows when chicken soup is good for you
Or when you have cookies on your mind
When a mommy washes all your clothes
Seeds of goodness she plants
She works so hard to scrub and scrub
So you will have clean shirts and pants
When a mommy takes care of you all day
Faithfullness is the seed she sows
She makes sure you have all you need
Like lots of good food and shoes on your toes
When a mommy rocks you in her arms
A gentle seed is planted deep
Sometimes she’ll sing you a little song
While in her arms you cry or sleep
When a mommy tells you, “No, no, no.”
She plants a seed of self-control
For she knows not all things are good for you
So make sure you listen to what you are told
But the greatest seed that a mommy plants
Is the seed of God’s great love
She wants you to know him just like she does
So that one day you both will live in Heaven above.
Just in case you’re interested, you might want to check out this book with even more Holiday ideas for your kids: Just Mom and Me Having Tea: A Fun Bible Study for Mothers and Daughters
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