May dates are sure to bring lots of fun to classrooms. Calendar dates can help to make days special and opportunities to learn. Special days and observances can be everything from silly to serious and everything in between.
These special days don’t have to be only celebrated at home. Knowing the days can extend to homes and family activities too. Aren’t we all looking for ways to make learning at fun everywhere? After a year of being in the midst of a pandemic aren’t we all ready for some FUN?
I know I have NOT included every celebration in the list below. But the list below should get you started with some “hours of fun!” ENJOY! If you are ready for even more fun, check out the websites below that list additional holidays and celebrations. Along with basic information you will find classroom resources and lesson ideas. ALL FREE!
May Dates: Daily Celebrations
May 1 Kentucky Derby Day
May 1 Mother Goose Day
May 4 Brothers and Sisters Day
May 4 National Teachers Day
May 5 Cinco de Mayo
May 6 No Homework Day
May 9 Mother’s Day
May 12 National School Nurse Day
May 14 National Dance Like a Chicken Day
May 15 National Chocolate Chip Day
May 24 First Morse Code Message Sent
May 31 Memorial Day
May Weekly Observances
- National Bike Week – Third Week in May
- National Children’s Book Week – May 3-9, 2021
- Teacher Appreciation Week – May 3-7, 2021 (First Full Week in May)
May Monthly Observances
- Home Schooling Awareness Month
- American Bike Month
FREE Celebration Resources
Other posts related to this topic:
- March Dates for Classroom Fun
- April Dates for Classroom Fun
Learning occurs in day to day activities. So, look for and create learning opportunities throughout your day. Stay safe and be well.