Montessori-Inspired May Day Activities

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Montessori-Inspired May Day ActivitiesI never experienced dancing around a Maypole, but I have great memories of preparing May baskets as a child. May Day isn’t a very popular holiday in the United States today, but it is more popular in some parts of the world.

May Day provides schools and homeschools a great opportunity to study other cultures, create crafts, celebrate spring, celebrate friendships, and maybe even experience dance. Your child can also be taught the fun tradition of surprising a neighbor or loved one by hanging a May basket on his or her doorknob.

Since it’s almost May 1, I want to share some Montessori-inspired ideas for celebrating May Day from around the blogosphere.

Montessori-Inspired May Day Activities

May Day Curriculum Activities for the Montessori Classroom from North American Montessori Center

Ways to Celebrate May Day! from Montessori Mama

My Time: Montessori International Children’s House celebrates May Day from Capital Gazette

May Day at Montessori School of Rome from Rome-News Tribune

May Day Luau Celebration at Hawai’i Montessori Schools (to celebrate both May Day and Lei Day on May 1 … see May Themed Activities for Kids)

Maypole Dancing from How to Run a Home Daycare (great tutorial from a Waldorf-inspired home childcare/preschool)

May Day Crafts That Can Be Made into Montessori-Inspired Activities

Turning Valentine Crafts into Montessori-Oriented Activities has ideas that can be used to turn most May Day crafts for kids into Montessori-inspired activities. I have a Kids’ May Day Activities Pinterest Board with lots of May Day baskets and other May Day activities.

Have a Happy May Day! :)

Background Photo at top of post by amarosy.

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