Celebrate this special day with Mother’s Day activities for the whole family! Whether you’re looking for relaxation or energizing fun (or a little of both), our list of fun and thoughtful things to do on Mother’s Day will help you make precious memories. Consider starting a new tradition that you can enjoy every year—and maybe include a grandmother, sister-in-law, or aunt too! Our list is full of kid-friendly activities that has your holiday itinerary planned out. Make the day relaxed and care-free with these perfect ways to spend quality time together.
Surprise mom with a personalized gift.
Show mom how much you care with a thoughtful Mother’s Day gift that will make her smile! A personalized book like Super Mom! reminds mom just how strong, caring and creative she is. You can include mom’s name, photo and the names of her kids too. Surprise a mom, sister or sister-in-law with this sweet keepsake that goes beyond a card to say, “I love you!”
Plan family game night.
If mom loves friendly competition, challenge her to a night of board games, video games and puzzles! Surprise her with a personalized photo puzzle that features her favorite family picture. She’ll be amazed seeing the surprise picture take shape as she pieces it all together. If you’re looking for another way to celebrate the whole family, My Family Tree puzzle displays up to 10 family names on every beautiful branch. Personalized puzzles are the best Mother’s Day activity to create memories for a lifetime!
Visit an aquarium or museum.
Enjoy a family outing to see a new exhibit. Visit your local aquarium to enjoy a relaxing day watching tropical fish. Aquariums also have learning exhibits for kids, to explore the wonders of water. You can also spend the day at a museum. In addition to featuring new exhibits for spring, science and art museums sometimes offer a Mother’s Day brunch.
Bake a sweet treat together.
What’s better than treating yourself to chocolate brownies? Getting silly in the kitchen and baking them with family! Kids will love putting their little chef hats on and helping mom or grandma measure the ingredients, lick the spoon and decorate with lots of sprinkles.
Plan a family barbeque.
Host a backyard barbeque, either for just your family or for your extended relatives too! Invite a grandma, aunt, sister or sister-in-law to enjoy the party. Mom will love partying with all her loved ones on this special day.
At the event, your kids can also surprise a grandma or aunt with a gift that’s made just for them! Super-Bestest Grandma or Super-Bestest Aunt celebrates the ways child and adult spend time together, and includes the child’s and adult’s names and a photo. There won’t be a dry eye at the party when grandma sees her personalized book!
Enjoy the day in pajamas.
Take relaxation to the next level and stay in your pajamas the entire day. Eat breakfast in bed and watch mom’s favorite movie. Take a long nap—because every mom could use some extra rest! And for dinner, bake heart-shaped pizzas from scratch. Kids will love decorating their own mini pizzas and dining with mom in their favorite PJs.
Head to the beach or a national park.
Take the family on a beach or hiking excursion. At the beach, mom can soak in the sun, waves and a good book while the kids make sandcastles. For the mom who loves exercise in the outdoors, pick a local park and go hiking. Take a break with a midday picnic, watch the sunset and take lots of family pictures to remember this special day.