May Day falls on May 1st, and there is more than one way to honor it. As reported at NBC Chicago, it's International Workers' Day or a day to recognize workers. Some worker related groups across the nation use the day to bring focus to their causes. However, as explained at Martha Stewart Living, it's also a day, originating in ancient times, to celebrate the onset of spring and warmer temperatures.
What are some fun ways to celebrate May Day with your kids?
Recycle and Decorate Bottles for May Day
There's a way to welcome spring and also honor the earth with your kids by recycling an old glass spaghetti jar, jelly jar or other jar that would normally get tossed. Your child can decorate it with enamel paint and use it as a vase. Kaboose gives instructions.
Daisy Crowns for May Day
A crown of daises is a fun thing to wear to a May Day party and a celebration of tradition, but they can be worn anytime to bring in the warmer weather. First-School explains how to make a daisy crown using construction paper and paint or crayons.
May Day Coloring
Kids love to color, and May Day coloring pages include lots of flowers and traditional scenes, such as dancing around the maypole. You can celebrate May Day with your kids by printing out coloring pages for your children. There are some examples at DLTK's.
May Day Party
There are birthday parties, Halloween parties, Christmas parties, and then there's May Day parties. As explained at LDS Splash, you'll want to dress the part. For example, girls will want to wear pretty pastel dresses. The centerpiece of your party will be the maypole. Tip Junkie shows you how to create one. At your party, you'll also include baskets full of flowers, crowns of daisies, and treats to eat.