21 Fun Ways to Celebrate May Day with Kids!

21 Fun Ways to Celebrate May Day with Kids

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Planning on celebrating May Day with the kids this year and looking for some fun activities? We gotchu! Our list of 21 ways to celebrate May Day with your family will keep everyone happy and enjoying the gorgeous May weather together!

Now, before we get to the list, one way we celebrate May Day, and every other national day throughout the year during our homeschool day, is to do a quick writing prompt! Depending on the day, a quick National Day writing prompt will take my boys no more than 10 minutes to do and serves as a fun way to chat about the national day theme for the day! Whether you’re homeschooling your kids, or just looking for a fun way to get them writing, you should totally check out our National Day writing prompts for May and every month of the year!

Ok, ready for some fun ways to celebrate May Day with kids this year? We’ve got plenty of ideas for you! Since May is typically know for being a month of flowers and sunshine, and May Day celebrates the arrival of Spring, you’ll notice that many of the ideas go along with that general theme.

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21 Fun Ways to Celebrate May Day with Kids!

  1. Make a flower crown! Be sure to leave plenty for the pollinators, though!
  2. Plant some flowers in the garden. Ask around – your local farm may be open and selling flats of flowers!
  3. Color in some floral coloring pages.
  4. Enjoy a picnic meal outside.
  5. Use face paint to paint flowers on your faces.
  6. Take a walk and complete a Spring Scavenger Hunt!
  7. Research the difference between annual and perennial plants.
  8. Celebrate May Day by setting up a fire pit or bonfire and enjoy some s’mores after dinner!
  9. Look to the sky for shapes, animals, etc. in the clouds!
  10. Set up a telescope to gaze into the night sky. We love using this free app to see star names and such!
  11. Write down your Spring Bucket List.
  12. Visit your local ice cream shop and enjoy a treat outdoors! Make this option even more fun (and more educational!) by making your own ice cream at home! You could use an ice cream machine, toss around an ice cream ball, or even make your own in minutes with zip baggies!
  13. Read some books about Spring together! Better yet? WRITE your own book about Spring together.
  14. Play your favorite outdoor sport together.
  15. Celebrate May Day by writing a poem about Spring.
  16. Walk in the grass barefoot. There’s nothing like it!
  17. Dance around a Maypole. This YouTube video shows an easy way to make a Maypole with household items.
  18. Plant a vegetable garden! We plant a vegetable garden every year and it’s always so rewarding! Some of our favorite vegetables to grow are:
    • tomatoes of multiple varieties
    • cucumber
    • zucchini
    • yellow squash
    • asparagus
    • eggplant
    • green beans
    • bell peppers
    • BONUS: not a vegetable, but still one of our favorites: raspberries!
  19. Visit your local florist and make a gorgeous floral arrangement to display at home! Better yet? Make a floral arrangement for a loved one!
  20. Make a list of songs that mention flowers…and then listen to them! This list can help get you started.
  21. Visit a local restaurant and enjoy a meal al fresco!

I bet there are SO many more fun ways you and your kids could celebrate May Day, but….really…do you want to be reading an article all day or do you want to be having fun with your kiddos?!

That’s what I thought!

I hope you have a blast celebrating May Day with the kids! As always, feel free to share any photos or tag That Homeschool Family on Instagram or Facebook. We’d love to see how your family was able to celebrate May Day together!

- Elizabeth (and the kids. and the husband. even the dog.)

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