Mother’s Day!
Sunday is Mother’s Day! Today is a great day to think about how your mom or special caregiver takes care of you and helps you. What have you learned from them?What do you like to do together? How can you show them you care?

Today’s Activities


Listen to “Just a Mess” by Mercer Mayer. In the story, Little Critter learns about responsibility. How does Little Critter feel at the beginning of the story? What is Little Critter’s problem in the story? How did he solve his problem? Do you think he did a good job of cleaning his room? Why or why not? How does Little Critter feel at the end of the story? Why?


Practice your 10 fact fluency with a fun “Sums of 10” card game.


Animals have mothers, too. In this Mystery Science lesson, you will learn how animal mothers take care of their young. Work with an adult or older sibling to read, think, and discuss this lesson. Make sure to watch the optional videos.

virtual field trip

Visit an animal shelter and see an animal doctor, veterinarian, at work. Learn how to care for a puppy like a mother would.

let's Move!

Do a fun workout designed for adults and kids to do together.


Everyone loves homemade cards. Make a flower card and craft for your mom, grandma, or someone special. Under each petal, write one reason you love that person.

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