Mother Goose Day
Hawaiian Lei Day
Cinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo ("The Fifth of May" in Spanish) is a national holiday in Mexico which is also widely celebrated in the United States. It commemorates the victory of Mexican forces led by General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguin over the French occupational forces in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Source: Wikipedia.com ▼
CINCO DE MAYO CRAFTS
Celebrate this day by creating multicultural arts and crafts. [read more]
Children's Day (Japan)
Try This: ► Teaching Primary School Children about Japan through Art
Explorer Robert Peary's Birthday, 1856
Tchaikovsky's Birthday (1840)
Victory Day in Europe, 1945
No Socks Day
Try This: ► Make a Crafty Gift
Red Cross Day
Child Care Provider Day
Try This: ► Visit KinderArt Littles for ECE ideas
Clean Up Your Room Day
The Mother's Day holiday, celebrates motherhood generally and the contributions of mothers to society. It falls on the second Sunday of each May. It is the result of a campaign by Anna Marie Jarvis (1864-1948), who, following the death of her mother on May 9, 1905, devoted her life to establishing Mother's Day as a national, and later an international, holiday. Source: Wikipedia ▼
MOTHER'S DAY CRAFTS
Find lots of fun things to do to celebrate Mother's Day and find great gift ideas for mom too. [read more]
Dance Like a Chicken Day
The Lewis and Clark Expedition began on this day in 1804
Artist Jasper Johns' Birthday (1930)
Try This: ► Create Artistic Numbers!
Chocolate Chip Day
Try This: ► Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies
Armed Forces Day
Amusement Ride Day
Try This: ► Make a mini amusement park
Bike to Work Day
Children and Police Day
Mount St. Helens Erupted on this day in 1980
International Museum Day
Try This: ► Visit a museum with your kids!
Visit Your Relatives Day
Try This: ► Clown Around Drawing Lesson
Victoria Day (Canada)
Victoria Day (French: Fête de la Reine) is a Canadian statutory holiday celebrated on the last Monday before or on May 24 in honour of both Queen Victoria's birthday and the current reigning Canadian sovereign's birthday. While Victoria Day is often thought of as a purely Canadian event, it is also celebrated in some parts of Scotland, particularly in Edinburgh and Dundee, as well as in the Cayman Islands, where it is also a public holiday. Source: Wikipedia ▼
Artist Henri Rousseau's Birthday (1844)
Try This: ► Make artwork in the style of Henri Rousseau
The first atlas was published on this day in 1570
World Turtle Day
Ben Franklin invented bifocals on this day in 1784
The Brooklyn Bridge opened on this day in 1883
Missing Children's Day
Try This: ► National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (external link)
Tap Dance Day
Memorial Day (USA)
Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday that is observed on the last Monday of May. It was formerly known as Decoration Day. This holiday commemorates U.S. men and women who have died in military service to their country. It began first to honor Union soldiers who died during the American Civil War. After World War I, it was expanded to include those who died in any war or military action. Source: Wikipedia ▼
Color the US Flag
The Golden Gate Bridge opened on this day in 1937
No Tobacco Day
American Bike Month
Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month
Try This: ► Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America (external link)
Better Speech and Hearing Month
Try This: ► American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (external link)
Try This: ► Paint an Egg!
Try This: ► Flower Power Art Lessons
Try This: ► Paper Batik Flowers
Try This: ►Magnificent Flowers
Try This: ► Vincent's Flowers
Try This: ► Mother's Day Flowers
Try This: ► Flowers Galore!
Try This: ► Spring Showers, Spring Flowers
Try This: ► Muffin Flowers
Try This: ► How do Flowers Grow?
Try This: ► Tissue Paper Carnations
Try This: ► Coffee Filter Flowers
Try This: ► Abstract Flowers
Try This: ► Van Gogh's Sunflowers Bulletin Board
Mental Health Month
Try This: ► National Mental Health Association (external link)
Physical Fitness and Sports Month
Try This: ► Strawberry Scented Paint
Older Americans Month
Social Science Month
Try This: ► Social Studies Lessons
Try This: ► Transportation Activities
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Backyard Games Week
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