1. Decide. Figure out which mothers to spotlight. Pick 5-8 depending on how much time you have. I try to pick moms of kids I feel would appreciate being more involved. Maybe the child who only comes once a month, or the one who doesn't seem to have many friends.
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3. Supplies. I use a sheet across the doorway for the mom to stand behind while I read her clues from the spotlight form. One idea is to have her stand on a chair so everyone can see her shoes as a visual clue. Another idea is to have her wear a Venetian Mask and hat so everyone can see her eyes, but not her face or hair. (You can buy these at a party or costume store. PartyOasis.com has the one above on sale right now.)
4. Shine the Spotlight. On Sunday meet the mothers outside the Primary Room at the prearranged time and explain that you will read the spotlight of one mother at a time while she stands behind the sheet. (Ask some teachers/leaders to hold up the sheet.) Make sure the mothers know the order you will go in. (I write it on the spotlight paper so I don't get confused.) When the children guess the mother, she comes into the Primary Room to stand with her child(ren) while everyone sings her favorite song. The mother is then invited to stay if she wants and you're on to the next mother.
5. Thank you. This is totally optional, but I like to give the mothers a little pack of M&M's to tell them thank you for helping out. I have them in a little box outside the room and tell them to take one when they are done.