10 ideas of fabulous things to make, do and celebrate in May with your children!
Here is my monthly post, which I post at the beginning of every month. I am looking ahead at the month and suggesting 10 things you could do with your children. These things will focus on celebrating the season and special events in that month.
- Celebrate May day- hunt out for some old fashion fun! Any May pole dancing? If you are in London, these look great: Covent Garden May fayre and Puppet festival and Urban Village fete, Greenwich.
- Visit a Museum- 18th May is International Museum day, let’s celebrate the wonderful we are so lucky to visit here in the UK. What is your favourite museum to visit? We love the transport museum (click here for more information).
- Have a picnic Make the most of these sunny spring days, grabs some sandwiches and have some fun!
- Make some May day decorations We have been collecting sticks, we are going to decorate them with chalk pens and ribbons.
- Press flowers I bought our flower press in Tiger but you could press them between heavy books.
- Plant some flower seeds– we always plant sunflowers just because I love them!
- Beautiful colours everywhere- Go on a walk and spot as many colours in nature as you can? Can you spot every colour in the rainbow? You could make a Spring bracelet, click here for more information.
- Flowery art time We love these paper plate flowers, click here for more information.
- Daisy, Daisy………Make daisy chains!
- Walk, walk, walk….. it is “Walk to school week” 18th-22nd, so let’s get walking………. if you normally walk, think of another journey that you use a car for and walk instead.
Here are some suggestion of some fab picture books for May:
Picnic by John Burningham – This is a sweet story about a group of friends having a picnic. The story includes simple questions which encourages the reader to interact with the book.
A little guide to wild flowers by Charlotte
A first book of Nature by Nicola Davies
The big Alfie out of doors story book by Shirley Hughes All books by Shirley are super sweet and illustrated beautifully.
Jasper’s beanstalk by Nick Butterworth Lovely story about the growth of a seed.
The tiny seed by Eric Carle
Oliver’s vegetables by Vivian French This a simple story which encourages children to taste different vegetables.
Eddie’s garden by Sarah Garland
Let’s plan ahead:
We are very excited to by taking part in #30dayswild in June.
You can register now! Click here for more information
My favourite posts from March:
The crow’s tale by Naomi Howarth – Book share and craft ideas (click here)
Well I hope you found this post useful! If you have got suggestions of things we should be doing in May let me know! Happy May everyone! xx