I 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
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.
Background Photo at top of post by amarosy.
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