Before my kiddos entered the crazy world of Spring sports, and end of school year concerts and projects – I used to LOVE doing May Day baskets – and my kids loved it too.
If your days are super full & nutty (like mine!) – please take a pass on this post. BUT if you want a simple, inexpensive way to bring some smiles to your day- ENJOY this repost from the archives…
Celebrate Spring with May Day!
I can still remember celebrating May Day, the 1st day of May, when I was a little girl. We made May Day baskets out of strawberry containers, left them on our neighbors’ doorstep, rang the doorbell, and quickly ran away!
Fast forward 30+ years, and I decided to make May Day memories with my family! Mostly the kids and I were bored one day, it happened to be May 1st, so we decided we’d celebrate May Day! It was so much fun it’s now an annual tradition!
How do we celebrate May Day??
Put the basket on your friend/neighbors’ porch, ring the doorbell, and run!! The trick is you don’t want the neighbor to see you! If you get caught, you are supposed to get a kiss (which we’ve never done…but it does make them run faster!).
The kids have such a blast watching their friends/neighbors/grandparents try to figure out how the basket was delivered!
We tried a Maypole one year (streamers on our basketball hoop), but it was a little too complicated for my gang. We mainly stick with the baskets, and an occasional word search (here) and/or word mining activity (here).
What about for you?? Do you celebrate May Day with your family and friends?? I’d love to hear from you!!!
Thanks for stopping by *She Sparkles*!! May your May 1st be filled with much love, joy, and celebration ~ whatever you decide to do!!