May Activities for Kids After School {Free Activity Calendar}

Looking for ideas for May? Explore this month a collection of May Activities for Kids to enjoy after school as the school year comes to an end. Plus we’ve included a free May activity calendar just for you!

May Activity Calendar for Kids
May Activities for Kids

May Activities for Kids

May each year seems to become a very busy time of year when you have kids in school. Do you agree?

The month kicks off with Mother’s day and Teacher appreciation. Then as it comes to an end you’ve start wanting to plan out end of school year parties, gifts for teachers and classmates, and Memorial day plan. We’ve put together a complete guide to activity ideas to do with your child after school or if you’re volunteering at school ideas to do in the classroom.

Handmade Painted Paper Mother's Day Flower Arrangement
Paint with image of MOM using Paint Resist for Mother's Day Craft
Printable Mothers Day Poem for Kids

Mother’s Day Crafts

As the month of May begins it’s a very special time to create gifts and crafts for Mother’s Day.

Teacher Gift Ideas for teacher appreciation week
Super Hero Teacher Appreciation Week Ideas for Planning
Teacher Themed Globe, pencils and flowers for Teacher Appreciation Day

Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

Each first week of May is Teacher appreciation week. The official day is the first Tuesday of May. Here are a few ways to help your child show their teacher how much they appreciate them.


End of School Year Projects

One special thing we recommend is planning an activity for the end of the school year with your child. Here are a few idea that even include keepsake ideas and party ideas.

4th of July Snack for Kids with Fruit
Patriotic Activities for Kids featuring Red, White and Blue Pinwhell
Child blowing bubbles near flag in honor of Memorial Day

Memorial Day Activities for Kids

It’s important to honor those we’ve lost for Memorial day, even with our younger children. We have a few age-appropriate suggestions to do with your child.

Butterfly Books for Kids
Butterfly Balloon STEM Challenge for Kids
Monarch Butterfly learning activities for Kids

Butterfly Activities

As the flowers come to life in May, so do the butterflies. Bring your outdoor learning into your home with these fun butterfly activities and crafts.

Read a butterfly book.

DIY bee math counters

Honey Bee Activities

Learn about the importance of bees during this growing season with your child.

Read a book about Honey Bees

Best herds to grow in garden
Painting with Herbs art project for kids
Growing Peas with Kids Includes Printable Garden Journal from The Educators' Spin On It

Garden with Kids

Growing season happens all the time around us, especially in your backyard garden. Here are our top picks for gardening with kids this month as the weather warms up.

Read a book about Gardening for Kids

Ready to Blend Blueberry Smoothie Packs for the Freezer
Blueberry picking
Blueberry Recipes for Kids to make

Blueberry Picking Activities

As the weather begins to warm, it’s time for blueberry season. Here are a few ways to enjoy blueberries together.

Solar Science Experiments
50 STEM Activities for Kids. Explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math with your child with hands on fun.
Newspaper structure built with kids

STEM Activities for Kids

May Books for Kids

Did you download our free activity calendar for kids?

You might also enjoy our calendar for April Activities for Kids OR March Activities for Kids

May Activity Calendar for Kids

Be sure to download our free monthly activity guide for May. We’ve done all the planning so you can have fun with your child with these activity ideas.

Get the latest free monthly activity guides from The Educator’s Spin On It. You can sign up here to have our calendar sent to you each month.

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