Memorial Day

Memorial Day was created to honor the servicemen and women who have died for our freedom and country. Click here to learn more about this holiday.

Below are some of the activities I found to celebrate this day:

(Use at your own discretion.)

Memorial Day Activities and Games – Apples 4 the Teacher

Memorial Day Crafts for Kids – DLTK-Kids

9 Memorial Day Activities for Kids – Care.com Community

Education World: Memorial Day Lesson Plans and Activities

Memorial Day Activities for Kids | Highlights for Children

Celebrating Memorial Day at The Holiday Zone

Memorial Day Worksheets (USA) – Super Teacher Worksheets

Memorial Day Printables and Worksheets – Apples4theteacher.com

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Sally Ride Day

Sally Ride Day was created to honor the first American woman, Sally Ride, to go into outer space. Click here to learn more about this holiday.

Below are some of the activities I found to celebrate this day:

(Use at your own discretion.)

Biography: Sally Ride for Kids – Ducksters

Lesson Plan – SALLY RIDE – TeacherLINK

Sally Ride, First Woman on Space Shuttle – TeacherVision

Sally Ride – Raz-Kids

Sally Ride EarthKAM | Activities

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National Missing Children’s Day

National Missing Children’s Day was created to help find missing and exploited children. Click here to learn more about this holiday.

Below are some of the activities I found to celebrate this day:

(Use at your own discretion.)

Keeping Hope Alive on National Missing Children’s Day

National Missing Children’s Day

Safety-Kids! Crafts – DLTK-Kids

Stranger Danger Lesson Plans for Children – Officer Phil

Stranger Danger – Free For Kids

Stranger Danger Worksheets and Colouring Pages – Free For Kids

Strangers: Grades K – 1 — National Crime Prevention Council

Fun Activities That Teach Children About Strangers | LIVESTRONG.COM

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Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day was created to honor the men and women in our military. Click here to learn more about this holiday.

Below are some of the activities I found to celebrate this day:

(Use at your own discretion.)

National Armed Forces Day | TheHomeSchoolMom

Armed Forces Day – crafts for kids, word searches, short stories & poems

Armed Forces Day | United States | Miliary | Army | Navy | Air Force

Armed Forces Day Activities: worksheets, games and quizzes

Armed Forces’ Day-May Unit Activities and D-Day Lessons-June 6

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Chocolate Chip Day

Chocolate Chip Day was created to celebrate the delicious chocolate chip. Click here to learn more about this holiday.

Below are some of the activities I found to celebrate this day:

(Use at your own discretion.)

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Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day was created to honor our mothers. Click here to learn more about this holiday.

Below are some of the activities I found to celebrate this day:

(Use at your own discretion.)

Printable Mother’s Day Card

Mother’s Day Crafts and Children’s Activities – DLTK-Holidays

Mother’s Day – Activity Village

Mothers Day Activities Theme for Preschool – Preschool Plan It

Mother’s Day Activities for Kids | Education.com

Mother’s Day Crafts, Cards, Activities, and Worksheets

FUN ACTIVITIES FOR MOTHER’S DAY

PRESCHOOL MOTHER’S DAY CRAFTS, ACTIVITIES, GAMES, AND RHYMES

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Limerick Day

Limerick Day was created to celebrate the limerick and honors the birth of Edward Lear. Click here to learn more about this holiday.

Below are some of the activities I found to celebrate this day:

(Use at your own discretion.)

KidZone Poetry – Limericks

Fun Things to Do | Limerick.ie

Clean Limericks For & By Kids from Brownielocks.

Twisted: Limericks for kids! | limericks | Pinterest | Kid and For kids

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Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo was created to celebrate the victory at the Battle of Puebla. Click here to learn more about this holiday.

Below are some of the activities I found to celebrate this day:

(Use at your own discretion.)

Cinco de Mayo and General Mexican Crafts – DLTK-Kids

Cinco de Mayo | A Mexican Festival | Preschool Activities and Crafts

Cinco de Mayo Preschool Theme – Preschool Plan It

All About Cinco De Mayo

Cinco De Mayo Facts and Activities For Kids and Teachers

Cinco de Mayo Activities, Printables, Lessons, and Teaching Ideas

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Star Wars Day

Star Wars Day was created by a mistake in translation of ‘May the force be with you’. Click here to learn more about this holiday.

Below are some of the activities I found to celebrate this day:

(Use at your own discretion.)

30 Star Wars Crafts & Activities – Red Ted Art’s Blog

Welcome to Star Wars in the Classroom

Star Wars STEM Learning Activities for Kids – Left Brain Craft Brain

Star Wars Day: May the 4th Be With You | StarWars.com

Star Wars Day: May Fourth Activities, Events, And How To Celebrate

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May Holidays

I will try to update this list with some fun activities as well. Feel free to click the links to find out more about the origins and meanings behind these special days. I plan to incorporate a few of these into our normal homeschool routine to add a little fun and excitement to our days. Have fun and maybe make up your own personal family holiday or tradition for the month!

This month is also know as:

  • Foster Care Month
  • Gifts from the Garden Month
  • Lupus Awareness Month
  • National Barbecue Month
  • National Bike Month
  • National Blood Pressure Month
  • National Hamburger Month
  • National Photograph Month
  • National Salad Month
  • Older Americans Month

The weeks are known as:

  • Nurse’s Week – first full week of month
  • Wildflower Week – week two
  • National Bike Week – third week
  • National Police Week – third week of month
  • Emergency Medical Services Week – fourth week of month

(Links will be updated closer to the dates of each holiday.)

I found this list and more here:

May Day (1st)

**see May Day for more activities

Mother Goose Day (1st)

Brothers and Sisters Day (3rd)

**see National Sibling Day for more activities

Star Wars Day/May the ‘4th’ Be With You Day (4th)

**see Star Wars Day for more activities

Cinco de Mayo (5th)

**see Cinco de Mayo for more activities

No Socks Day (8th)

National Train Day– Saturday closest to May 10th

National Windmill Day – the second Saturday in May

Limerick Day (12th)

** see Limerick Day for more activities

Mother’s Day – second Sunday

** see Mother’s Day for more activities

National Chocolate Chip Day (15th)

** see Chocolate Chip Day for more activities

Armed Forces Day -third Saturday

** see Armed Forces Day for more activities

Lucky Penny Day (23rd)

National Missing Children’s Day (25th)

** see National Missing Children’s Day for more activities

Sally Ride Day (26th)

** see Sally Ride Day for more activities

Memorial Day last Monday of month.

** see Memorial Day for more activities

National Macaroon Day (31st)

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