April showers bring May flowers, right? May is a wonderful month full of so many fantastic events, activities and hopefully loads of sunshine. From Cinco de Mayo to Mother’s Day, there’s a whole pile of things to enjoy and celebrate during the month of May. Many of the specialty observances for May focus on health and getting outdoors. So grab some sunscreen and some excitement to get out of the house and play!

May activities for preschoolers

Favorite May events and occasions for preschoolers:

May is…

  • National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
  • National BBQ Month
  • National Bike Month
  • National Photo Month
  • National Salad Month
  • National Egg Month
  • Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Week long events and observances:

1st full week of May:

  • Be kind to animals week
  • National pet week
  • National postcard week
  • Week of the classroom teacher

2nd week of May:

  • National nurses week
  • National travel and tourism week
  • Herb week

3rd week of May:

  • National bike week
  • National police week

International holidays:

  • May 8th – World Red Cross Day
  • May 12th – International Nurses Day
  • May 15th – International Day of Families
  • May 18th – International Museum Day
  • May 23rd – World Turtle Day

US specific observances:

  • May 1st – May Day and Save the Rhino Day
  • May 2nd – Brothers and Sisters Day
  • May 5th – Cinco de Mayo
  • May 15th – Peace Officer Memorial Day
  • May 25th – National Tap Dance Day
  • Mother’s Day – exact date varies from year to year

More March theme suggestions:

  • Gardening and growing
  • Number 5
  • Shapes Triangle
  • Safety
  • Health
  • Letters M, F, G

More May holiday and event information can be found on the Earth Calendar.

More activities by month.

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