Tomorrow is the first of May already. It is also May Day. What is May Day? It is an ancient northern hemisphere spring festival and also a national holiday. Celebrations include dancing, singing, and eating cake. Here are some ideas for celebrating May Day with your class.
Play Day, May Day: Celebrating May Day with Your Class.
May Day Basket-Baskets and flowers are pretty popular on this day. Here is how you can make one in four easy steps.
May Pole Dancing-If your daycare has an indoor gym with support beams in it, tape crepe paper ribbons at the top and let it stream down, almost touching the floor. Then let your kids dance around the May Pole.
Read some May Day Poetry-Read this poem with your class for May Day.
Take a nature walk- Since May Day is all about spring and nature ‘coming alive’ again, take the kids out to look at trees, flowers, birds, and (finally) a blue sky.
More Ideas for Celebrating.
Grow Flowers the Garden-If your center has a garden, consider planting flowers in it in honor of the holiday. If you don’t have a garden, let each child plant their own flower in their own pot and let them grow on the windowsill.
Sing some songs-Traditional celebrations have singing so here are some songs to sing with your class.
Eat some Cake-Ask one of your parents to bring in cupcakes and the rest to bring in some healthy snacks (apple slices, seedless grapes, bananas, etc.), string cheese, pretzels, etc. for your celebration.
May Day Coloring Sheets– Download these sheets for your kids to color.
Get ready to have a happy, fun filled day. Celebrate everything new and awake your kids spirits and curiosity from a long, bleak winter.