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A Fill-in-the-Blank Questionnaire Makes for a Great Mother’s Day Card Alternative

Ditch the traditional card this Mother’s Day and engage your child in a fun fill-in-the-blank activity instead.
by Deborah Song

One of my most cherished gifts from preschool continues to be a fill-in-the-blank questionnaire I’ve received every mother’s day and that my husband has received every father’s day. The answers are as insightful as they are hilarious and heart-warming. I love that my daughter thinks that I’m 16, for instance, that my height is 10 feet tall, and that the one thing I always tell her is “pat-pat” (she has eczema so we encourage her to pat instead of scratch). Kids don’t always know how to express themselves when given a blank canvas so this fill-in the-blank questionnaire has a much more effective way of getting kids to reveal their perspective and affections for their moms and mother figures in their lives. Here are 30 fill in the blanks to choose from. 

  1. Mom is good at __________.
  2. She is _____ years old.
  3. Mom’s hair is ______ and her eyes are ______.
  4. Mom likes to wear _______.
  5. She loves to eat ________.
  6. Mom is smart because she knows ________.
  7. She works hard at ________.
  8. Mommy always tells me _________.
  9. If mom could go anywhere, she would go to ______ and she would take _________.
  10. I really love it when my mom _________.
  11. If I could give my mommy a picture anything, it would be ______
  12. My favorite thing about my mom is ___________.
  13. Mommy loves to drink _______.
  14. If I had $100, I would buy my mom _________.
  15. My mommy smells like __________.
  16. My mommy’s good at ___________.
  17. Her job is to ____________.
  18. Mommy’s favorite thing to do is __________.
  19. She is happiest when ________.
  20. My mommy is ___________ tall.
  21. Mommy’s favorite food is ____________.
  22. She loves it when I _________.
  23. Mom’s favorite show is _________.
  24. I wish I had my mommy’s ___________.
  25. Mommy is strong because she can ______.
  26. If I could go anywhere with mom, I would go to __________.
  27. Mom loves to ________.
  28. She loves me because _________.
  29. I have never seen my mom _________.
  30. Mommy laughs the loudest when ____________.


Deborah Song is the founder of, a cruelty-free company committed to creating travel accessories that help travelers journey with ease, efficiency and elegance. She loves to travel the globe in pursuit of good food, wider life perspectives and great adventure stories with her kids. Deborah is a Canadian-born, mompreneur and Los Angeles-based writer, who obtained her master’s in journalism from New York University. You can find her travel stories at

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