May is such a fun time for preschoolers! The flowers are in bloom and we are starting to see better weather (after all of those April showers),! The month of May offers a time where preschoolers can continue to get outside and explore while learning at the same time with fun and exciting themes!
This month is a great time to learn about flowers and bees, growing a garden,insects, and it's a time to celebrate Moms! These different themes allow for hands-on exploration and a ton of learning for your preschooler students.
Flowers and Bees
Do your preschoolers love to pick flowers? Who can resist? They're so pretty and colorful. A flower theme engages so many senses but also offers hands-on exploration when the flowers are right at our fingertips. Speaking of fingertips,painting with flowers is a fun and unique process art experience for preschoolers. This theme allow us to dive deeper into teaching preschoolers about the importance of bees on our environment as well!
Color Changing Flowers
Rocks, Dirt, and Mud
If your preschoolers are big fans of the messier the better then a rocks, dirt, and mud theme is perfect for your classroom. Exploring mud, dirt, and rocks helps young learners develop tactile skills with a fun sensory experience. And, the best part is that most supplies can be found in nature! Invite your preschoolers to get a little dirty with mud painting, mud kitchens, and tons of rock play!
Painting with Rocks
Gardening and Growing Fruits and Vegetables
Taste some new Fruits!
Worms, Snails and Slugs
A worms, snails and slugs theme will engage even those preschoolers afraid of these wigglers and crawlers. I bet there will be some little learners begging to bring real worms into the classroom! Your students will have a great time learning more about creatures and you will love how your it is to prep all of your worm, snail, and slug centers using our activity pack.
Painting with Rubber Worms
Bugs are everywhere! And, even if most of your preschoolers are a tad scared of them, they still love learning about them. An insect theme is perfect for sparking curiosity and excitement while learning about a new bugs they didn't know existed. We have an entire Insect activity pack loaded with so much to learn!
Are you celebrating any birthdays this month? Or, maybe your preschoolers are curious about birthdays! Either way, this birthday activity set contains a variety balloon, candle, and cake themes activities, as well as editable Birthday gifts your preschoolers will love.
Teacher Appreciation Day
Teacher Appreciation Day is 5/3! This is a time to celebrate and honor the educators around the world. From cards and drawings, this is a great time to send teachers appreciate and love for all of their hardworking and dedication! We'll be celebrating Educators all week long, during our 2022 Anniversary celebration! Be sure to subscribe to our free Newsletter so that you can participate in daily giveaways and get access to exclusive offers.
Cinco De Mayo
Childcare Provider Appreciation Day
This special holiday is always celebrated the Friday before Mother's Day! This year it falls on 5/6. On this day we recognize, and show appreciation for child care providers, nannies, and other early educator professionals. Childcare providers are essential workers who are are committed to caring for young children while their parents are away. With many dual income families, working longer hours, and retiring later, the demands placed on this under recognized group of educators continues to grow. Childcare Providers deserve a huge thank you for all that they do! We'll be celebrating Educators-including Childcare Providers all week long, during our 2022 Anniversary celebration! Be sure to subscribe to our free Newsletter so that you can participate in daily giveaways and get access to exclusive offers.
Preschoolers worked hard all year and learned so much! Now, is the time to recognize and celebrate those accomplishments (And, can we all agree that preschool graduations are too cute?). Looking for some graduation inspiration? We've gathered some end of year graduation ideas your classroom celebration.
Mother's Day falls on 5/8 this year and this special Sunday we get to honor moms, grandmas, aunts, and all the special women in our lives. Mom's look forward to those special hand-made gifts and celebrations with their kids. Hand prints, memory books, or a beautiful drawing will definitely put a smile on mom's face. Here are afew more Mother's Day ideas that you can try with your preschoolers this year!
National Peace Officers Memorial Day
On May 15th we honor those individuals who have sacrificed their lives in the line of duty as police officers. Police officers are important helpers in the community. This day offers an opportunity to teach young children about police officers and the sacrifices they make each day. Our police activity pack includes police themed learning opportunities.
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