Kindergarten students LOVE read-aloud books! I mean, don’t we all? That’s why we have compiled a list of some of the best Mother’s Day Books that you can read to your class this year. We’ve made sure to include books to celebrate ALL the different moms in your students’ lives. Keep reading to find out more!
Celebrating Mother’s Day can be difficult for some students if they don’t have that person in their lives. That’s why we wanted to make sure we have lots of books to meet the needs of EVERY student. All of these books are age-appropriate for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade, and your students are sure to love them!
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Mother’s Day Books
The Night Before Mother’s Day is a fun book about a Dad and his kids trying to do lots of things to show Mom how much they love her. Students will love getting ideas about all the ways to celebrate Mom! Get it here on Amazon:
Kindergarteners LOVE What NOT to Give Your Mom on Mother’s Day because it’s hilarious and so cute. You’ll love listening to their giggles throughout the story. Get it here:
Me & Mama is a gorgeous picture book and a Caldecott winner! This sweet book is about a strong mother and daughter bond as they play on a rainy day! Check it out here:
A great book that could encompass any mom is, I Love My Bonus Mom! It’s perfect for a stepmother or another woman in a child’s life that acts as a Mother. Get it by clicking here!
All Kinds of Grandmas is a wonderful book that celebrates everyone’s differences, and shows how special and unique every Grandma is! This is great for students who live with Grandma or have a close relationship with her! Get it on Amazon here:
A touching book that shows all the ways a mother will help her son grow, Why a Son Needs a Mom is perfect for all the sons in your classroom! Click below to get it:
My Silly Aunt Tilly is another book that’s perfect for different families! If a student has a close relationship with their Aunt, they will love and relate to this one! Find out more here:
Mother’s Day Book Read Aloud Videos
Prefer showing videos of read-aloud books? We understand that! Sometimes it’s great for you to have a little break or get some paperwork done. Here are a few Mother’s Day books that you can watch in a video:
This book, Mother’s Day Surprise, is a cute animal book where different animals work on presents for their moms. We like it because it teaches them some fun facts about what animals like in addition to the Mother’s Day element!
The Best Mother will help your students appreciate the exact mother THEY have, as this girl explores the idea that a new mother might be better than the one she has. She realizes that’s not the case though!
What’s great about this book is that it talks about ALL structures of families: mom & dad, siblings, and only children, stepparents, grandparents, adoption, two moms, etc. All Families are Special is read by a child so it is a little long at 12 minutes, but it is the perfect pace for your students! Check it out:
Related Mother’s Day Activity
Looking for another great activity to encompass all families? Check out this great Mother’s Day Flyer FREE printable! It’s editable and can be personalized to fit any “Mother” figure! Plus, it can be differentiated for writing or drawing, making it great for diverse learners. Click here to read more and get printable!
Have any other great book ideas for Mother’s Day! Please share in the Simply Kinder Teachers Facebook Group or tag #Simplykinder on Instagram! We hope you have a great time celebrating all the different families!
This post was written by Johanna, an experienced early elementary teacher who loves learning about new teaching ideas for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade!