What a variety of things to celebrate in May! Star Wars and shrimp, lemonade and limericks, paper planes and paperclips! Holidays are so much fun when you Celebrate Every Day!
When I started this series back in January, my intention was to provide some fun things to do, and celebrate the little things in life while waiting on our world to get back to normal. Well, it’s now May, and not a whole lot has changed. While I was making the list, I couldn’t help but chuckle that there’s a Twilight Zone day to celebrate this month. That one certainly won’t be hard to do! One thing I am excited about this month is finishing our school year. While it is not on the official list of days to celebrate, it is definitely a celebration! I usually find a fun surprise for us to do, then we sleep in big time the next day – we usually wrap things up on a Thursday, so Friday can be a day total laziness!
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Small celebrations last month
April started out upside down at our house! For April Fool’s Day, I turned every picture on the wall upside down, the stools, as well as our chalkboard with their assignments! I’ve probably done most every trick in the book, so this was something new that brought smiles to our morning. The fun continued to dinner, which was actually breakfast with some onlookers. We also celebrated Deep Dish Pizza Day, and I made Chicago Deep Dish Pizza for the first time! Other fun things included coloring quotes from Shakespeare, practicing story telling, and several poetry ideas. While I didn’t turn my kids into lovers of poetry, this year’s activities were a hit. The ending of April was a busy week for me, but it made me smile to see a sweet friend and her children celebrating Superhero Day and Bubble Tea Day last week.
Ideas for May
There are many days to celebrate in May on my little calendar, so I picked some that will provide plenty of variety for all. Go ahead and print out this month’s calendar from the free resource library, and decide which days would be fun for your family to celebrate. Perhaps you will go bird watching, or make your own bird feeders on Bird Day. Have you got a Star Wars fan? Check out this Abstract Darth Vader Tutorial led by Nana from You are An Artist. We made one last year that turned out awesome! May the Fourth be with you! Do you have a miniature golf course in your area? If not, you might could combine Miniature Golf Day with Road Trip Day and have some two-in-one fun! If you’re looking for a fun Unit Study, you should check out Exploring the U.S. Life Saving Service. It would fit nicely with Maritime Day, and could last all summer!
You can also gain ideas for fun while celebrating notable birthdays. Find some enjoyment in “fake news” by listening to War of the Worlds on Orson Welles’ birthday. One thing I’ve always wanted to do is something with Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire” – this may be my year, as we are trying to cram the last 50 years of history into four short weeks, and his birthday is this month. Maybe your little artist would like to recreate the artwork of Henri Rousseau,or take a look at the famous paintings of mothers and chiidren by Mary Cassatt this month. If art isn’t their thing, maybe random information is. A fun game of Jeopardy is a hit in our family, whether it’s on TV, or questions I make up to go with whatever we are studying at the time.
I enjoy sharing these quirky holidays with you each month, and I hope you do too! Be sure to keep an eye on my Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest pages as well as MeWe. I’d love to hear how you’re celebrating through May! Post a pic, and be sure to tag me @homeschoolfanatic, or use the hashtag #celebratesomething. If you are a blogger, and have a great post about activities that are a good match for these days to celebrate, I’d love to share share your post, so drop me a link! Happy MAY Celebrating!