Mother’s Day Left Right Story

Left Right stories and games are always a hit, no matter the size or age of the group!

I created this story for you to use at your next Mother’s Day Women’s Ministry event.

With very little tweaking, it could be used for really any Women’s Ministry event, fellowship, Bible study, or Small group.

However you choose to use it – your women will laugh as they scramble to keep up with your emcee!

Mother's Day Left Right Story - Free Printable

Mother’s Day Left Right Story

Group size: 8 or more

Time needed: 15-20 minutes

Supplies: Printed copy of story, microphone, and wrapped gift(s)


If your group is not seated at tables or in a circle, you will want to have them stand and form a circle.

Randomly distribute the gifts around the circle or table(s). If each attendee has brought their own gift, they will start the game with their gift in their hands.

Say, “We have a story to share with you all today. When you hear the word “right” please pass the gift you are holding one person to the right. When you hear the word “left”, please pass the gift you are holding one person to the left. The person/people holding a gift at the end of the story is/are the winner(s).”

The Emcee, using a microphone, will read the story very slowly, emphasizing each “left” or “right” as noted in bold print.

Four Ways to Play:

  1. Purchase and wrap 1 small gift per table.
  2. Purchase and wrap 2 (or more) small gifts per table.
  3. Ask every attendee to bring a $5 gift (have extras on hand for any who may have forgotten).
  4. Purchase and wrap 1 small gift for every 8 women in attendance (approximately).


  • Select an Emcee prior to the event and supply them with a copy of the story.
  • Wrapping paper is not necessary, use small gift bags and tissue paper if that is easier.
  • Gifts could be handmade or homemade (bread, printed Bible verse in a frame, etc.).
  • This story has been created specifically for use at a Mother’s Day event; however you could easily substitute “Women’s Ministry fellowship”, “Women’s Ministry Breakfast”, etc..
  • It’s always more fun to have lots of winners, rather than one or two big winners.

You can print out a free PDF version of this story by clicking the link below:

Mother’s Day Left Right Story

Mama WRIGHT and Suzie WRIGHT were running late for the big Mother’s Day Luncheon at church.

Mama WRIGHT had LEFT her favorite skirt in the washing machine and she couldn’t find another skirt that looked RIGHT with her new sweater.

Suzie tried in vain to convince Mama WRIGHT that her new sweater looked alRIGHT with her black dress pants, but Mama WRIGHT not convinced. Skirts and pants were strewn LEFT and RIGHT all over the bedroom floor.

There was no way they’d be on time, even though the church was just RIGHT around the corner from their home. Suzie tried to keep calm, knowing they should have LEFT 10 minutes earlier.

Suzie begged Mama WRIGHT to hurry and pick something as there wouldn’t be any seats LEFT by the time they got to the church.

Mama WRIGHT, with no other options LEFT, slipped into her dress pants and LEFT her wet skirt behind, still sitting in the washing machine.

Suzie dashed out the door, got the car started RIGHT up, and waited for Mama WRIGHT outside.

As they began to back down the driveway Mama WRIGHT realized she had LEFT her famous lemon pound cake sitting on the counter. Suzie, not wanting to waste any more time, jumped RIGHT out of the car and LEFT Mama WRIGHT sitting there stunned, as she ran (as best as she could in her heels) up the driveway and RIGHT back into the house to retrieve the pound cake that had been LEFT behind.

With the pound cake resting on Mama WRIGHT’s lap, Suzie kicked the car into reverse and headed RIGHT around the corner to the church.

Thankfully there was one parking spot LEFT near the kitchen door. Suzie parked the car, grabbed the cake, and passed it RIGHT into the waiting hands of the luncheon coordinator, Debbie. Debbie quickly and quietly ushered them RIGHT through the kitchen and toward two empty chairs on the LEFT side of the room as they were just about to pray.

Suzie sighed deeply and breathed a quiet, “Thank you Lord”, for she and Mama WRIGHT had made it to the luncheon at just the RIGHT time.

You may also want to check out:

Mother’s Day Tea Ideas

Mother’s Day Game: Pass the Package

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  1. Edith, thank you for your sweet comments and encouragement! You are a dear!! So glad the ideas you’ve used have been a hit!

    The church we attend now does not host a Mother’s Day event so I haven’t been actively brainstorming any Mother’s Day ideas…

    I recently reviewed a Bible study titled “Crowned” – that might give you some ideas if you need them for your devotional/speaker. Here’s the link:

    I would be you could find some crown/tiara games on Pinterest that you could adapt for your event. Hope that helps!

  2. Hi Cyndee-thank you for all these great ideas! I love your website and it is my prayer that the Lord continue to bless you with knowledge and wisdom to share!
    I was wondering if you had more ideas for mothers day. Like I was thinking of giving a tiara to all moms and crown then on that day, we already did the tea cup which was a hit by the way and the left/right game. Was looking for new ideas to do at Mother’s day breakfast. Any thoughts on what to go along with the tiara idea?

  3. Thanks! 🙂

  4. How fun! Good job!

  5. Super!! I hope they love it!

  6. Yep. Going to use this for a Secret Sisters get together. Thanks for coming up with it.

  7. You are welcome! 🙂

  8. Thankyou for the wonderful idea for the mother’s day.

  9. Janis, you are so welcome! I am glad you’ve found some ideas to use and pray God will continue to equip you and strengthen you as you lead!

  10. Janis Freeman says:

    Thank you for all these wonderful ideas for women ministry. I enjoy your encouragement to women. My desire is to be a strong women’s ministry leader.

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