17 Printable Mother's Day Coloring Pages So Cute, They Totally Count as Gifts

by Bethany Ramos
Apr 20, 2018 at 12:50 a.m. ET
Mother watching her little daughter drawing at home
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The Mother Lode

Searching for the perfect Mother's Day gift can feel impossible. How the heck are you supposed to find something that conveys how much your mom, grandma, partner, etc., truly means? It's tough. But if you're not interested in roaming the aisles of department stores, a homemade gift can be just the thing. 

Our simple but sweet Mother’s Day coloring pages prove it really is the thought that counts — and younger kids who might not be ready for more difficult crafts can show their appreciation for Mom by expressing their creativity with these easy coloring printouts.

And let’s not forget: A cute coloring page is an activity that benefits kids just as much as the giftee. Coloring has been shown to promote relaxation in adults and kids alike. It's time to bust out the good crayons for this one.

A version of this article was originally published in April 2017.

1 /18: Bear Family

Hugging bears printable coloring page
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1/18 :Bear Family

How adorable are these hugging bears?

2 /18: Owl Family

Owl family coloring page
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2/18 :Owl Family

Parent owl reads a story to the baby owls.

3 /18: Create a Card

'You're a super mom!' printable Mother's Day card
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3/18 :Create a Card

Tell her exactly what she is: a supermom!

4 /18: Giraffe Card

Giraffe printable Mother's Day card
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4/18 :Giraffe Card

This giraffe mom and baby are too cute.

5 /18: 'Happy Mother's Day'

'Happy Mother's Day' printable card
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5/18 :'Happy Mother's Day'

This flowers-and-sunshine Mother's Day card says it all.

6 /18: Bear Holding Flowers

Bear holding flowers printable Mother's Day card
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6/18 :Bear Holding Flowers

Giving those giraffes some serious cuteness competition.

7 /18: Mother's Day Card

Vertical printable Mother's Day card
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7/18 :Mother's Day Card

Kids will love to use their imaginations to color in this Mother's Day card.

8 /18: '# 1 Mom' Ribbon

No. 1 mom printable Mother's Day card
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8/18 :'# 1 Mom' Ribbon

Of course your mom is your No. 1 — this card will ensure she knows it.

9 /18: Say, 'Thanks, Mom!'

'Thanks Mom!' printable Mother's Day card
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9/18 :Say, 'Thanks, Mom!'

Tell her what you're thankful for inside the card.

10 /18: Hugging Bear Family

printable coloring page with hugging bear family
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10/18 :Hugging Bear Family

Mom will want to post this one up on the fridge the second it's done.

11 /18: Rabbit Mamma & Baby

Rabbit Mom and baby printable coloring page
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11/18 :Rabbit Mamma & Baby

Don't forget to sign your name!

12 /18: Coupon Book

Printable Mother's Day coupon book
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12/18 :Coupon Book

Fill in the blanks with the fun stuff.

13 /18: Mother's Day Maze

Mother's Day printable coloring page maze
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13/18 :Mother's Day Maze

Find your way to the heart.

14 /18: Hot-Air Balloon

Hot air balloon printable coloring page
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14/18 :Hot-Air Balloon

Color it in and float on.

15 /18: Mother's Day 'Flowers'

Mason jar Mother's Day printable coloring page
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15/18 :Mother's Day 'Flowers'

Not your traditional bouquet of flowers, but it still works.

16 /18: A Bookmark for Mom

Mother's Day printable coloring page bookmark
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16/18 :A Bookmark for Mom

This printable coloring page bookmark is fun and functional. Win-win!

17 /18: Word Search

Mother's Day word search
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17/18 :Word Search

We spotted "happy" already; circle all the words you see.

18 /18: Pin It!

Mother's Day coloring pages Pinterest image
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18/18 :Pin It!

Save this for — let's be real — the day before Mother's Day.