10 Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day at Home

Mother’s Day at home doesn’t mean that Mother’s Day is canceled. On May 10, there’s still lots to do and enjoy in your own neck of the woods to make Mom’s day the best she’s had. Here are a few of our favorites. 

Catch a concert.

Miss Jamie From the Farm is showing off her farm animals, her catchy songs and her fun during a Zoom concert on Mother’s Day morning. Join the fun at this pay-what-you-can event! 

Try a virtual event. 

From virtual races to virtual painting parties, there are nine great online classes and projects for moms and kids to try together. 

Make a special craft.

Are you still searching for that perfect gift? Try one of these six crafts, because you know these kids won’t be bringing home anything from school this year. 

Pick up an activity kit.

If you don’t want to search bare shelves for craft supplies, try picking up a pre-designed kit from a local small business with instructions that will teach your kids how to craft the perfect gift. 

Host a tea party.

If your family’s tradition is a Mother’s Day Tea, have no fear, you can do it yourself. With a little ingenuity – and some cookie cutters – the perfect tea is yours to host. 

Bake your own brunch.

Let Mom take the morning off – or help the kids learn a new skill – and make brunch with this amazing recipe for Raspberry S’mores French Toast from the chefs at Chicago’s Godfrey Hotel. 

Hang up the apron. 

Mom can choose what meal she’d enjoy most from this long list of area restaurants that are prepping brunch and dinner specials just for Mother’s Day. 

Take a walk.

Escape the house with a walk in the park. The IDNR has reopened select state parks, and here are a few of our favorites to try. Remember the social distancing rules! 

Hop on a bike.

Some bike paths have reopened, too. Try a leisurely ride through your favorite, or your neighborhood, to give the mom in your life a family outing she’ll treasure. 

Pay it forward. 

Eddy Arnold sang that the “H” in M-O-T-H-E-R is for her heart of pure gold. Show your heart and choose a project from the #KindKidChallenge, like making a birdf eeder or a rainbow.


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This story originally published on May 7, 2013. It has been updated with the most recent information. 

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