Mother’s Day Unit for Special Education print and digital

Total Pages: 70 pages plus 22 google slides
File Size: 13 MB




This Mother’s Day Unit covers the history of Mother’s Day and how Mother’s Day is celebrated around the world.


This is a different look at this holiday, looking at how Mother’s Day became a holiday as well as common traditions around the world.


These activities looking at the history of Mother’s Day were created specifically for students in a special education setting and use pictures for support throughout the unit.


There are also suggestions for differentiation and different options for presentation included.


*****This unit also includes digital versions of the activities and a movie version of the book. There are 22 google slides (includes a differentiated set).



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Suggestions for differentiation and presentation options are included.


Mother’s Day Unit Includes:


⭐ This unit comes in 2 complete files. One is in color and one is in black and white.


In the zipped folder you will find:

  • Mother’s Day activities in color
  • Mother’s Day activities in black and white
  • Voice-recorded PowerPoint show
  • Mother’s Day book (PowerPoint) to use with activities
  • Links and directions to digital activities


Mother’s Day Activities:

  • 29 page book on the History of Mother’s Day (includes movie version)
  • Vocabulary board with 10 suggested activities
  • Circle map reviewing facts from the book (includes digital version)
  • Differentiated spelling activity with 5 different “names” for Mom (includes digital version)
  • Errorless writing prompt (includes digital version)
  • Around the world coloring booklet with cut and paste images (includes digital version)


Much of what I have learned about curriculum development is incorporated in these units. For example, do not be afraid of repetition. It is critical that students with significant disabilities get to experience material via several different presentations to be able to fully assimilate what is being taught. Also, adding visual supports to your printables and class activities helps students be able to pay more attention to the content you are presenting rather than the mechanics of what is expected. Finally, ask questions. Good questions!! Even when learning about a specific letter, we can ask students questions that will push them to think more deeply than before.