Free Printable Mother’s Day Coloring Pages: 4 Designs. The kids will love these cute coloring sheets that they can give Mom for Mother’s Day. Just print and color!
After having a baby myself, I have a new appreciation for Mother’s Day. In fact, I think we should celebrate mothers every day!
Printables seem to very popular and I needed a break from editing food pictures. If you look at the same food for 2 hours straight, you lose all perspective on what looks good and what doesn’t. All food starts to look like an alien substance at that point. Plus, with Mother’s Day coming up, I wanted to do something nice for those mother’s out there. So I designed some free printable mother’s day coloring pages!
Nothing fancy, just a little bit of fun for your young one. Teachers, feel free to print off a bunch and let your kids color them for their mothers! Moms, would grandma like one?
If you’re looking for cards for Mother’s Day, check out the “Free Printable Mother’s Day Cards” or “Free Printable Mother’s Day Cards & Gift Tags.” The first post includes cards you can color. The second includes gift tags to match the cards.
If you’re looking for gift ideas, check out:
History of Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day- as we know it today in the United States- started with activist Ann Jarvis. In 1868, she started a committee dedicated to “Mother’s Friendship Day” to foster friendship and community between mothers on both sides of the Civil War. Other sources say that Ann Jarvis called for “Mother’s Work Days” to improve the conditions of the soldiers on both sides of the war.
Ann’s daughter, Anna Reeves Jarvis, established a day of observation in 1908, the first “modern” Mother’s Day.
It became official in 1914 when Woodrow Wilson signed the second Sunday into May as official Mother’s Day.
Sadly, Anna Reeves Jarvis became unhappy with Mother’s Day as it became increasingly commercialized.
Other countries have their own versions of Mother’s Day, some much older than the United State’s version. The English version- Mothering Sunday– dates back to the 16th century!
Interesting Mother’s Day Facts
- More phone calls are made on Mother’s Day than any other day of the year.
- Those who aren’t making phone calls are taking their moms out to dinner! It’s the busiest day of the year for restaurants.
- A lot of families also go to church on Mother’s Day. Pastors rank Mother’s Day the third most attended day (behind Christmas & Easter).
- Over $28 billion was spent on Mother’s Day gifts (including all those dinners) in 2021.
- Despite all the money spent, the TRADITIONAL gift for Mother’s Day is a single carnation.
- Speaking of flowers, 25% of the total flower sales for the year take place around Mother’s Day.
- Mother’s Day takes place on the second Sunday in May, meaning it’s a different day each year.
- The ancient Greeks used to have a celebration in honor of the goddess Rhea, whom was the goddess of motherhood and fertility. (We don’t know if they gave thanks to their earthly mothers at the same time.)
- If stay-at-home moms were paid for all their work, they would be making 6 figures! In fact, Salary.com estimates it at a little over $162,000 (in 2018 dollars).
• Print options: regular paper works just fine.
• All of the files are in pdf below. Just hit the “download” button (or pink word “download,” depending upon browser).
• The default size of these is full-page. However, if you want smaller, simply reduce the print size!
Mother’s Day Coloring Pages
This is probably my favorite of the whole batch. Younger kids can color the whole flower. Older kids can get intricate and do the petals in different colors. The same with the words: there are little hearts and flourishes older kids can color, while younger ones can just color the whole letter.
Which do you like best?
Which of the free printable Mother’s Day coloring pages did you like best? Feel free to comment below and let me know. I’m thinking about doing more for next year? Is that something you would be interested in?
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