Mother’s Day is coming up and we have some activities for how you can show these special women in your lives you appreciate them while learning some Tagalog and Filipino culture.
Plus, at the bottom of this post are 10 Tagalog Words/Phrases kids can learn to say to their moms. 🙂 Learn for yourself or have your kids learn them to say to you, if you’re a mama.
Read the Filipino Children’s Book, “Cora Cooks Pancit.”
“Cora Cooks Pancit” is an adorable story about Cora, a young girl, who wants to cook Filipino foods with her Mama, but is usually sitting on the sidelines. She finally gets the opportunity and not only feels like such a grown up cooking alongside her Mama, but she learns more about her family roots, making her Lolo’s pancit recipe. Learn more about the book and author, Dorina Gilmore, in our Filipino Children’s Book Corner post.
A fun activity to do with your mom or lola is to cook pancit with her or for her (if you learn to do it with another family member).
If cooking isn’t possible at this time, enjoy a plate of pancit from a local restaurant or from a family or friend who can make a delicious pancit dish.
Fil-Am Learners Printable Activities
Show your mom (ina) and grandma (lola) how you feel in English and Tagalog with the following printable activities.
Tagalog/English Mother’s Day Cards
Mother’s Day Writing & Craft Activity
Below is a Tagalog/English Mother’s Day Writing Prompt and Craft to learn Tagalog vocabulary to describe your mom or grandma. There is an accompanying writing activity and a paper craft, which would go well as a thoughtful gift.
Learn Tagalog Phrases To Say to Mom
In honor of Mother’s Day, I thought it would be fun for my kids to learn some phrases that I would want to hear as a mom. The kids practiced with their Daddy this past week, and we recorded their audio, which we included below. With time and practice, it will sound more fluid, but we are proud of their attempts and efforts to continue learning new words and phrases.
If any of these phrases resonate with you, feel free to learn them to tell your Mom or Mother figure, and have your kids try some that you would like to hear from them. 🙂