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10 Mother’s Day Activities

10 Mother’s Day Activities

By Jeff Bogle

May 05, 2022

Mother’s Day is early this year! Check out these 10 Mother’s Day activities that will give you and mom hours of quality time together on May 8th!

Not sure when is Mother’s Day 2022? It’s early this year, and it is coming up fast! May 8th is Mother’s Day in 2022, so get your gifts ready now and finalize your plans for how to celebrate mothers day. Need some help? You’re in luck! Here are 10 Mother’s Day activities that will give you and mom hours of quality time together, and at the same time, will show her how loved she is.

1. Boating

As you think about what to do for mothers day, consider the mothers day activities that will get you, mom and the whole family out on the water, beneath a blue sky, enjoying a pleasant breeze, with music playing, drinks and food to share, and memories being made. Whether you have your own boat or rent a pontoon boat, going boating on Mother’s Day could make mom extremely happy this spring!

2. Camping

Spring is a beautiful time of year to go camping. If mom has the urge to get out of the house, away from the laundry, dishes, and her laptop, one of the best Mother’s Day activities for her could be a weekend of camping. The crisp fresh air, peaceful sounds of nature, s’mores over a campfire, and ghost stories beneath the stars might be best way how to celebrate mothers day this year, and exactly what mom needs to recharge her batteries. Consult our spring camping checklist and make a plan to take mom camping!

3. Fishing

If you and mom head to the water without grand expectations, fishing can be an extremely relaxing way to spend quality time together. In a hectic life with roles and responsibilities to manage, and worries and work to be done, spending a few serene hours spring fishing on Mother’s Day with lines in the water might just be the tonic for all that ails you and mom.

4. Hiking

You don’t have to visit one of the best spring hiking spots in the U.S. to enjoy this outdoor mothers day activity. Every town and city has a hiking trail or walking path. As you think about how to celebrate mothers day, get her a new pair of hiking boots and break them in with a few fresh air hours outside hiking together, catching up, reminiscing, and making plans for the future.

5. Biking

Not all mothers day activities need to test mom physically, so your Mother’s Day bike ride can be a leisurely spin around the neighborhood or an adventurous trek down the side of a mountain. So pump up her tires, fill up her water bottle, put a few flowers in her basket, strap on your helmets, and take a bike ride this Mother’s Day!

6. Visit a Zoo

What are mom’s favorite animals? Chances are, unless the answer is a house cat and/or a dog, she hasn’t gotten to spend time with them recently. When thinking about what to do for mothers day, consider a fun outing at the zoo to see penguins, bears, owls, tigers, giraffes, elephants, and more!

7. Gardening

Whether it’s building a raised bed, working in an existing garden, or simply planting a few colorful annuals in a pot, gar-dening together is how to show mom appreciation this Mother’s Day. A garden is one of the mothers day activities that produces a gift she’ll enjoy all spring and summer long, because every time mom heads outside or looks into the yard, she’ll see the flowers you planted together and feel loved. And there’s no better Mother’s Day gift than that!

8. Picnic

Pack up mom’s favorite foods this Mother’s Day and celebrate with a picnic! You can head into the backyard, a local park, or even just sit together in the trunk of your SUV, but when it comes to how to show mom appreciation, a thought-ful picnic where mom doesn’t need to worry about prepping, making, or cleaning up, is going to be a big hit! Check out these tips on how to pack a perfect picnic this Mother’s Day.

9. Outdoor Movie Night

Movie projectors that easily hook up to a phone or laptop, plus a portable outdoor movie screen, are so inexpensive now that you can buy them as a great Mother’s Day gift, then set up a relaxing outdoor movie night in your yard. Cele-brating mothers day with freshly popped popcorn, boxes of candy, a bottle of wine, and either her go-to comfort film or a new release she’s been eager to see is one of the most memorable mothers day activities.

10. Baking

You can bake for her or with her, but either way, producing some tasty treats from your own kitchen is one delicious way how to show mom appreciation this Mother’s Day. Use a trusted family recipe or try something new, crack a few eggs, get your aprons covered in flour, laugh, and have a memorable Mother’s Day baking with or for the mom who does so much for you throughout the year.

Looking to take mom away on a vacation for Mother’s Day? Check out these spring trip ideas for adventurous families!

Jeff Bogle
Jeff Bogle
Jeff is a dad of teen daughters, avid traveler, photographer, and freelance writer. He’s penned stories on family travel, outdoor recreation, the environment, parenting, and more for Fodor’s, Reader’s Digest, Parents Magazine, Good Housekeeping, PBS, and Esquire, among other publications. Find him on his blog, and on Instagram @OWTK. Jeff is also the publisher of the quarterly literary zine, Stanchion