There are some fun days coming up in June! Here is a calendar with a bunch of cool and crazy holidays to celebrate with your kids and family. Just right click on the image to save it to your desktop!
The goal: print this off NOW, choose the holidays that will be fun for my family, and prepare ahead for the celebratory activities… then sit back and bask in the glory of being a fun mom!
Reality: I will be staying up late the night before to throw something together for the day. 🙂
Some crazy May holidays are coming up-
May 25: National Tap Dance Day
May 26: Blueberry Cheesecake Day
May 28: Memorial Day (Observed)
May 29: Paper Clip Day
May 30: Hole in my Bucket Day (Just the thought of hearing the song “There’s a hole in the bucket, dear Liza” is giving me a headache!)
Here is just a quick look into some of the fun holidays in May (thanks to about.com!) Click on the calendar to enlarge- sorry the text is small! Enjoy!!
My daughter is really into horses right now, and I thought it would be fun to use blank horses to teach her the days of the week! I found these for a buck at Michaels- but if you have a die cutting machine, you can make your own!!
As you can see, we named each of the horses one of the days of the week. They also have their own unique color. My daughter started coloring the black horse but as I have said earlier- she is not into coloring (but lucky for her Momma loves it!).
We have the horses line up like a parade, then we say their names together. Afterwards we will talk about the special things we do on each day, like Sunday is the day we go to church, etc. My goal is to have my daughter know not only the day names but the order as well.
My daughter loves to have the horses gallop and be “wild and free”, so I make sure that they have conversations like “Monday, have you seen Tuesday galloping anywhere?”, “Sunday you are SO lucky you get to be the leader of the horse parade”, and “Which horse is after Thursday in the parade?” They are a HUGE hit with my little girl!
We have used these horses to review colors in Spanish as well. Have fun creating lessons for your child centered around those things they love most. It really helps them get excited for learning!!!