- Baby Animals
In this Mother's Day game
idea, Children or Youth will
look at mothers in the
animal kingdom as an
illustration of the caring
mother and child.
As we celebrate mother’s
day we are reminded that
God created us through
mothers and that mothers
are all around us in creation.
Every mother knows her baby—but do
you? Take the quiz!
• A mother horse gallops with her
• The mother cow gives milk for her
• A baby tiger hunts food for her
• The mother hen looks for worms
for her _____________.
• The mother dog plays with her
• The mother duck swims with her
• The mother cat catches a mouse
for her ______________.
• The mother goat nibbles grass
with her __________.
• The mother pig is busy caring for
• The mother sheep calls her
• The mother fox hunts for her
• The mother kangaroo keeps her
____________ in her pouch.
• The mother deer lies with her
• A mother frog takes swims with
• The mother bear takes care of
• The mother donkey runs with
• A mother eagle brings back a
worm for it ________.
• A mother Ferret takes care of
• A mother goose swims with its
pony, calf, cub, chick, puppy,
duckling, kitten, kid, piglet, lamb,
pup, joey, fawn, tadpole, cub, colt,
eaglet, kit, gosling
Write the names of the animals
and baby animals on cards and
place them on the backs of the
children. Then they must ask “yes”
or “no” questions and try to find
the baby that matches with the
You can place the cards on a table
and play a concentration style card
game. Kids turn over two cards. If a
mother is matched with the baby
animal they can go again. If not they
turn the cards back over and the
next child turns over two cards. The
child with the most cards at the end
wins. As a variation you can get
photos of parents and children and
paste them to cards or photocopy
them on cards. Then they must also
match mother and child.
“Battle” also known as “slap”– Add
animal cards (see website below for
more animals and babies) as well as
duplicates. Shuffle and deal the cards
into two equal piles. Divide the class
into two teams. Each team chooses a
person to turn over cards. Each team
turns over a card at the same time as
the other team. When the two cards
go together the first person to slap
the top of the discards in the center
gets all those cards.
If they slap the stack and the cards
do not match, the other team gets
all the cards. The team can shout
directions for its player and help
them to determine when to slap
the deck. Once the deck has been
slapped, the next person from each
team turns over the cards. The
game is over when one team
obtains all the cards in this manner.
Have each child bring a stuffed
animal. Put them all put in a pile.
Then one by one mothers are
blindfolded and they have to find
their child’s stuffed animal without
“Name That Animal”- This is a fun
game for small children just
beginning to learn their animals. Pass
out animal stickers or small stuffed
animals, and have the kids imitate
the animal they receive. You might
write the names of a baby and a
mother. Then by imitating the animal
they have been given they most find
the mother of that animal.
Each animal has a special name for
its baby. Your mother gave each of
you a special name as well. And
God knows each one of you by
name. Just as mother animals take
care of their babies, your mother
takes care of you. Take some time
to thank your mom for taking care
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