Mother’s Day Thoughts and Songs

I know you shouldn’t use blurry photos, but this is one of my favorites.  My Mom & I giggling away. She was the best friend a girl could have.

Below you will find a couple of songs I have written to be used for Mother’s Day themed lesson plans or play time.

However, please keep in mind that, while Mother’s Day is a wonderful holiday, it can be hard for some. After losing my own mother I’m more aware of the fact that some children may have lost or never known one or both parents.  They may also not live with their parents at all.  Any of these situations can cause children to have many different feelings about Mother’s Day or Father’s Day.

Many teachers make the choice of whether to do themed songs or activities for these occasions.  Discussion is always a great idea and works wonders even with the littlest little.

Now, without further ado, here are some songs and activities to add to your Mother’s Day repertoire.  Lyrics, and props used, for the songs can be found here.


This song is really easy to do a cappella with clapping.  It also offers some action steps towards the end.  So be sure to stand up and move!



THE VIOLIN SONG – Sing about the violin, and different ways to play it, with this tune set to “Three Blind Mice.”

FOUR ON THE FLOOR – learn about the meaning of this term & the kick drum with this song based off of the Disco at the Disco picture book!

THE KICK DRUM VIDEO – Tap, stomp, clap, and jump to different tempos

I HAVE MANY TEETH – Name all of your teeth with this song

THE PURPLE SONG – some words that rhyme with purple and some things that are purple!  Sing along and see if you can think of more purple things.








music time
I absolutely love coming up with songs and dance moves.  Below are some of my favorite song creations.  Listen as often as you like and, if you find one that you really like, click the link to own your very own copy.  I hope you have as much fun listening and dancing to them as I had creating them.

MOZART’S CART – Mozart was such a great musician that he traveled all around as a child.  But, he did not travel by car, bus, plane, or train.  Listen to what life was like for little Mozart.

FOUR-ON-THE-FLOOR – the kick drum, the hi-hat, and the strings can be heard in a lot of disco music.  Sing along and make the sounds of the instruments as you stomp or clap the four-on-the-floor rhythm.

THE BEAN BAG WALK – have a bean bag, sock, or something else you can balance on your head & catch?  Try out the Bean Bag Walk song.

SPIDER WEBS (live) – spiders do a lot with their webs, so let’s sing about it?