Mother's Day Sunday School LessonYou can download this FREE Mother's Day Sunday School Lesson at your church this Mother's Day or read the full lesson below.  If you're looking for coloring pages and additional activities then be sure to check out all of our FREE Mother's Day Children's Ministry resources.  Mother's Day is a great opportunity to teach your kids about the importance of mom's and why motherhood is so special.  Remember, some kids don't have mothers, but it is still important to teach kids about motherhood because chances are if they are a girl they will be a mother someday and if they are a boy, they will be married someday.  So, take advantage of this holiday to teach kids about mom's and to appreciate their own mothers.

Mother's Day Sunday School Lesson For Kids:


God wants us to love our Moms. 


Kids will choose something they will do to show love to their mom today.


Ruth 1:6-17, Ruth and Naomi


“Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.” Ephesians 6:1 (NIV)

“Children, obey your parents as believers in the Lord. Obey them because it’s the right thing to do.” Ephesians 6:1 (NIRV)


Naomi wasn’t Ruth’s real mom, but Ruth treated her like she was. Ruth loved Naomi very much, and she shows us how we can love our Moms. 



How many of you see one of these in your lunch almost every day? 

How many of you groan when you see that peanut butter and jelly sandwich because you see it EVERY day? 

When we eat the same thing every day, it gets old. We get bored of it, and we want something new. Its easy to lose sight of the fact that this peanut butter and jelly sandwich means something. It means that back home, theres a mom who loves you enough to make you this sandwich and feed you every day. 

Maybe you dont get peanut butter and jelly. Maybe you get bologna. Or even hot lunch. Whatever your lunch habit may be, its Mom who makes it happen.  

Moms do all kinds of things we take for granted. They kiss our boo boos, they read us stories, they sing songs to us, they drive us places we need to go and fun places we want to go. Moms are always putting your needs ahead of their own, not because they think youll pay them back, but just because they love you. 

Moms work hard, and they deserve as much thanks and love as we can give. Tomorrow morning, whatever Mom does for your lunch, tell her thank you. Then tell her you love her. 



How many of you, by show of hands, told your Mom you love her this morning? 

You better have said, I love youalready! Today of all days, you need to say it. Today is Mothers Day, and its a day we set aside to honor our Moms. 

Being a Mom is a full-time job. That doesnt mean 40 hours a week like most full-time jobs. It means 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Being a Mom means that you have to be flexible and be willing to change plans at a moments notice. That doesnt mean you cant have a full-time paid job, or even go out and have fun. But it does mean that if someone starts throwing up, you have to leave before the movie is over and race home because the babysitter doesnt want to clean up any more of your barf! 

Moms do so much for us, we simply dont have time to list it all. They teach us how to sit up, roll over, stand up, walk, talk, feed ourselves, and dress ourselves. They teach us to use manners and share with others. They provide us with food and clothing and medicine and toys, and sometimes most important of all - those reassuring hugs when we need it. 

Moms are also tasked with the most important job of all: teaching us to follow Christ. If youre here this morning, it means you have parents that take Gods commands to teach children to love God seriously. More than anything, they want you to become people who love God and love others so that one day, you can teach your own children the same. 

Moms do all this without collecting a paycheck. They rarely get time off, and even when they do get a moment or two alone, youre never far from their thoughts. They dont parent because they get something in return. They parent because they love. God wants us to love them in return. 

Theres a beautiful story about a mother and child in the Old Testament. The child wasnt even the mothers child; she was her daughter-in-law. But Ruth still set an example for us to follow; learning to love our mothers the way God wants us to. 

READ RUTH 1:6-17


Naomi had lost everything, her husband and her two boys. She had no choice but to go home and hope that someone in her family would take pity on her. She didnt want Ruth to suffer with her, and she selflessly told Ruth to go home. 

Ruth refused. Ruth loved Naomi like a mother. She vowed to take care of Naomi. She would provide for them both, and she would worship God with her adopted mother. Ruth showed Naomi the same selfless love Naomi had shown her. She followed Gods command, to love and honor her mother. 


When you think about all that your Moms do for you every day, one day seems hardly enough to say thank you. Mom is always going the extra mile. How many times has Mom raced you to a birthday party? Or given up her own plans to take care of you when youre sick? How hard does she work every day just to keep you healthy, well-fed, and strong? 

If you said, I love youto your Mom this morning, thats great. You should say it again this afternoon. Say it tomorrow when you head off to school, and say it tomorrow night as well. Say it every day, several times a day. Mom is a special lady, and you can never say you love her enough. 

Heres another way to tell Mom you love her: take action. Do something to show her how much you appreciate her. I dont mean buy her gifts and cards and flowers. Do something around the house! Do one of her jobs so she can have a break. Let her watch one of her shows instead of forcing her to watch Frozen for the 900th time. Moms sacrifice for their kids all the time! All of us can sacrifice a little time and a little hard work for Mom, right? 

Moms are special ladies. They are a gift from God, and they will always be there for us. Let Mom know you love her every day. In words and in actions, lets all remember to say I love youevery day of the year! 


Dear God, 

Thank you for our Moms.  

In Jesus’ name, 



“Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.” Ephesians 6:1 (NIV)

“Children, obey your parents as believers in the Lord. Obey them because it’s the right thing to do.” Ephesians 6:1 (NIRV)


Divide the room in half. Pick one side to start and have them all shout the first word, then the other side shouts the second word, and so on until they finish the verse.


Read the memory verse aloud for each kid. Each time you do, leave out one word. See if the kids can tell you what word you left out.


Have the kids make a card for Mom out of construction paper.




Two buzzers (if available) 


This is a quiz game for two kids. The kids will be given nine Mom phrases with one word missing. The first kid who buzzes in gets to try to guess the missing word first. If they miss, the second kid can try to steal the point. The kid with the most points after nine rounds wins. 

Suggested phrases to use in this game include: 

Im telling you for the _____ time! (LAST)

Dont _____ me come up there! (MAKE)

______ with your mouth closed! (CHEW) 

Wait until your ______ gets home! (FATHER)


You can also pick out kids at random from the crowd and let each one guess the answer to one question for a smaller prize.  



What did you do for your Mom today? 


Ruth 1:6-17

How were Ruth and Naomi related? 

What did Naomi tell Ruth to do? 

What did Ruth say she would do instead? 

Why does God say we should love our Moms? 

What is one action you can take to show Mom you love her?  


Dear God, 

Help us to show our Moms how much we love them. 

In Jesusname, 




What did you do for your Mom today? 


Ruth 1:6-17

What did Naomi tell Ruth to do? 

Why did Ruth say she would go with Naomi instead? 

What job has God given your Mom to do? 

What are some things you appreciate about your Mom? 

What is one action you can take to show Mom you love her?  


Dear God, 

Help us to show our Moms how much we love them.

In Jesusname, 


For your convenience, you can also download the entire PDF version of this Mother's Day Children's Church Lesson (just click the link).

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You can also find additional Mother's Day Sunday School Lesson Ideas from these websites:

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