I’m having so much fun with this homeschool through the year series! I hope you are, too. I know that many of you have left comments telling me how much you enjoy learning about these silly holidays and ways you can celebrate them in your homeschool. It’s a good way to have fun while using things like a math word search to teach your kids without them even realizing!
Here we are at the beginning of April, and I’m already looking ahead to May. I know some of you are, too. So, I went ahead and pulled together a list of things you can celebrate in your home or homeschool during May. Be sure to scroll down and grab May’s printable pack full of learning activities to go with the holidays below.
Homeschool Through the Year: May
May 1 is Mother Goose Day. I loved reading and reciting Mother Goose’s nursery rhymes to my kids when they were little.
May 4 is Star Wars Day. I have to admit that I’m not a Star Wars fan, but I know plenty of people who are. So, I’ve included a fun Star Wars word search in this month’s printable! Looking for more Star Wars fun for today? Check out my Star Wars Fun board on Pinterest!
May 5 is Cinco de Mayo. I never pass up a reason to eat chips and salsa! However, if you want to learn more about the history of Cinco de Mayo, look for one or more of these books in your local library.
May 6 is National Nurse’s Day. My sister and my dad are nurses. They have committed their lives to helping others. Do you have a nurse in your family? Do you have a favorite nurse at the doctor’s office? Take a moment today to thank them for all they do! Be sure to check out the nurse coloring page in the printable pack below.
May 8 is Mother’s Day. Emma loves to celebrate Mother’s Day. She takes a great deal of time thinking about something sweet to do for me. She loves to show her love with handmade gifts. Your kids may enjoy reading these books about mommies. Or, they may prefer to fill out the questionnaire included in this month’s printable pack.
May 12 is Limerick Day. A limerick is a quirky 5-line poem that kids are sure to enjoy. Use the anchor chart and writing page in this month’s printable pack to let kids create their own limericks.
May 15 is National Chocolate Chip Day. This is a holiday Emma would celebrate every day if I’d let her. She’s got quite the sweet tooth. She loves chocolate chip pancakes, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate chip muffins, and just chocolate chips by the handful! Here are some yummy recipes you and your kids could whip up today to celebrate National Chocolate Chip Day! There’s also a fun chocolate chip cookie fraction worksheet in the printable at the bottom of this post.
- Chocolate Chip Mug Cake | Kirbie’s Cravings
- Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies | The Girl Who Ate Everything
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip | Just a Taste
- Chocolate Chip Loaf | Love From the Oven
- Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Muffins | Little Sweet Baker
May 25 is Tap Dance Day! This is one we definitely celebrate in my house. Emma is our resident tapper. It’s her passion. She would love to be a tap teacher as a side job one day. In honor of this day, I’m sharing a video of Emma’s tap solo from a few years ago. This was the last time she competed with her Texas dance team before we moved to Ohio, and she ended up winning 1st overall with it!
May 30 is Memorial Day. Time for Kids has an article about the meaning of Memorial Day that is easy for kids to understand. Take time today to thank a member of the military for their service.
Now that you’ve got your celebrations all planned out, take a look at this free printable pack I created to help you out. Your kids can use these activity pages as a brain break or to add a little learning fun to one of these special days.
May ‘Homeschool Through the Year’ Printable
In this month’s printable, you’ll find the following activity pages:
- May holiday chart
- Star Wars word search
- Nurse color page
- Mother’s Day questionnaire
- Limerick anchor chart and writing page
- Chocolate chip cookie fraction worksheet
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