May signals summer and the end of the school year. Therefore, you need to provide lots of fun and engaging activities for your preschoolers. As you plan your May activity calendar for your preschoolers, you should consider these 31 amazing activities.
We have gathered a terrific list for you, so all you have to do is choose the ones you believe will bring the best learning experiences for your little ones!
1. Paper Plate Watermelon
This paper plate watermelon craft combines fractions, color mixing, scissor cutting skills, and hand strength. Grab the needed art materials. You will need paper plates, paint, green construction paper, black construction paper, a paintbrush, scissors, and glue to create this cute craft.
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2. Pom Pom Caterpillar Craft
This cute pom caterpillar craft is one of our favorite craft ideas! These are so easy to make, and they are so adorable! Preschoolers love this craft! Add this craft to your list of May activity ideas.
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3. Colorful Popsicle Craft
Popsicles are always a terrific treat when it's hot outside! This is also a wonderful fine motor activity. You will need a few basic craft supplies such as card stock, crayons, craft sticks, colored tissue paper, glue, and a paintbrush.
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4. Fingerprint Caterpillar Counting
This activity is one of the cutest math games that include finger painting for preschoolers! It is great to combine math with finger painting. Preschoolers will love making caterpillars that are shorter and longer while they practice county skills.
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5. My Mom Rocks!
Add this adorable craft to your fabulous list of Mother's Day creations. Preschoolers will have so much fun finding their own rocks for this craft. The link also provides a free printable. Gather the rocks and some used picture frames from your local thrift store to create this adorable craft.
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6. Bee Finger Puppet
Preschoolers will use their fine motor skills to make this adorable bee finger puppet. There are numerous ways to use these bee finger puppets in your classroom. Find some great songs and fingerplays that focus on bees. Add this craft to your bee activities today!
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7. Duck Pond Math
Read Little Quack's New Friend before completing this duck pond math activity. Your preschoolers will have a blast as they match the numbers on the bottom of the little duckies to the numbers on the pond. Add this activity to your duck theme lessons.
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8. Color Matching Butterflies
This butterfly theme color matching activity is a terrific activity to implement into your preschool activity planner. Use a variety of colored foam butterflies or make your own and encourage your little one to match different colored items to the appropriately colored butterfly.
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9. Stringing Cheerios on Spaghetti
Preschoolers will love this stringing cheerio on spaghetti activity. It is an excellent way to increase fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. You will need some cheerios, play dough, and spaghetti pieces to complete this activity. The best part is that your preschooler can eat the cheerios at the end!
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10. Bird Sensory Bin
A bird sensory bin is the next best thing for birds in nature. Your preschoolers will have a blast with this sensory bin as they learn more about birds and their environment. Add a terrific bird-themed book or craft with this activity.
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11. Nature Sun Catcher
Add this sun catcher to your nature-inspired preschool themes. To complete this cute craft, take your preschooler on a nature walk and gather leaves, twigs, clover, and a flower petal or two.
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12. Mother's Day Flowers
Little ones love giving their moms flowers for Mother's Day. This particular activity also includes a science lesson. Challenge children to plant flowers and watch their love grow into a gift for their mothers.
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13. Sand Foam Construction Sensory Play
Preschoolers will have lots of fun with this engaging sand foam construction sensory play activity. They will enjoy exploring the texture and driving their construction toys through the sand foam mixture. Add this activity to your construction theme preschool activities.
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14. Butterfly Clothespin Craft
This beautiful butterfly craft is super simple for preschoolers to make. These cute butterflies can be made with cupcake liners, clothes pens, googly eyes, and pipe cleaners. You definitely need to add this cute craft to your collection of crafts for preschoolers. They make sweet gifts for Mother's Day too!
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15. Popsicle Stick American Flag
Your preschoolers will enjoy this terrific popsicle stick American flag craft for Memorial Day. Provide your little ones with craft sticks, glue, and paint to create these patriotic flags that make terrific keepsakes.
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16. Sun Print Art
This experiment is super simple for preschoolers to complete, and they will learn a great lesson about how strong the sun’s rays actually are. They will also learn how colors can fade under the sun. Add this to your science curriculum themes.
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17. Pollen Transfer
The pollen transfer activity is the perfect activity for toddlers and preschoolers. Teach your little ones about pollination and allow them to practice fine motor skills in the process. Add this to your list of fun kids' activities!
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18. Exploring Seeds
Keep your kids busy by exploring seeds. This hands-on activity provides lots of fun for preschoolers as they dig into different vegetables and fruits for seed observation. They will compare the sizes and quantities of the seeds as well as the color and texture.
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19. STEM Gardening- Paper Plate Greenhous
STEM gardening activities such as this paper plate greenhouse are excellent activities for introducing gardening to preschoolers. The ultimate goal of this activity is for the seeds to grow into healthy bean plants.
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20. Handprint Crayon Boxes
This handprint crayon box is super cute, and your preschoolers will have a blast making them. They are a little messy to create, but the fun outweighs the mess. They also make great keepsakes for Mother's Day! This activity pairs really well with the book The Crayon Box That Talked by Shane DeRolf.
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21. Paper Plate Rainbow Craft
Littles ones are fascinated by rainbows, and they are mesmerized by their bright colors. This paper plate rainbow craft is one of the cutest activities for spring. Bring out the paper plates, paint, cotton balls, glue, and scissors to complete this cute rainbow craft.
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22. Fork Painted Flower Cards
This spring themed craft makes the perfect card for Mother's Day! It is super simple to make, and the link provides a free printable. Grab your paint, plastic forks, and card stock or construction paper and let the creativity begin!
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23. Octopus Craft
What a cute octopus craft! Preschoolers will have so much fun creating this adorable octopus craft. Gather a few supplies and then let your little ones express their creativity. This is definitively one of the most fun kids' activities for learning about creatures found in the ocean.
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24. "G" is for Giraffe
Giraffes are one of our favorite animals to share with preschoolers. They are also perfect for introducing the letter "G." Your preschoolers will trace their hands and forearms to create this cute giraffe craft. They will also add its spots and eyes. This craft is an excellent keepsake.
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25. Pom Pom American Flag Painting
Celebrate Memorial Day with this Pom Pom American flag painting. Your preschoolers can use pom-poms and clothespins to paint their own flag. Use the red, white, and blue color theme and provide a brief lesson about the importance of Memorial Day.
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26. Handprint Flower
Mother's Day is celebrated in May, and mothers love anything their little ones make. Therefore, help your preschoolers make these precious Mother's Day cards by using their handprints and fingerprints. These are absolutely perfect!
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27. Fizzing Ice Cream Cones
It gets warmer outside in May, and we often celebrate the warmer weather with ice cream. This fizzing ice cream cones activity will teach your preschoolers a little about science and keep them engaged and mesmerized!
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28. Tornado in a Jar
With warmer weather, some areas are more at risk for tornado-type weather. Your preschoolers will love the Tornado in a Jar experiment. It is also a wonderful and engaging way for them to learn about the science behind stormy weather.
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29. Mother's Day Craft Bracelet
These Mother's Day craft bracelets make the best gifts, and they are super simple and inexpensive to make. Use recycled toilet paper or paper towel cardboard rolls, stickers, gems, glue, markers, and crayons to create this one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry made for mom with lots of love and creativity!
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30. How a Leaf Breathes
This activity will teach your preschoolers how leaves and trees breathe. During this activity, your little ones will actually see photosynthesis take place. Read A Tree is a Plant before beginning this activity.
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31. Sink or Float with Oranges
Most little ones love the taste of a good orange. However, this experiment allows them to see if oranges sink or float. They also get to see if taking off the orange's peel makes a difference as to whether it sinks or floats. When they complete the activity, they get to sink their teeth into the orange and enjoy its sweetness.
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