Your kids will be busy all month long with these 31 fabulous May activities for kids! There are clever ideas featuring bees, ladybugs, butterflies, gardening, and more for kids of all ages!
May Activities for Kids
This fabulous list of May activities for kids includes sensory play, learning activities, small world play, music activities, science and STEM activities, and simple recipes you can make with your kids. There are lots of butterfly and bee activities, as well as some ladybugs and gardening activities, plus lots more activities to celebrate the warmer weather.
There are 31 activities on this list, enough for you to try something new every day in May!
Plus, don’t miss these 31 May Crafts for Kids ideas too!
- Butterfly life cycle activities for kids from Natural Beach Living. This article has lots of ideas and information as well as some fabulous free printables.
- Rainbows and butterflies sensory bin from Fun With Mama. This is a bright and colorful sensory play idea, and there are instructions for coloring the oats used in the sensory bin too.
- Easy butterfly cupcakes from Gluesticks. These would be so fun to make, and so good to eat!
- Butterfly world from Fun At Home With Kids. This is such an inviting small world set up.
- Static electricity butterfly experiment from I Heart Crafty Things. This is such a fun and clever way to learn about static electricity.
May Activities for Preschoolers
- Ladybug playdough activity from The Art Kit. This is a gorgeous play dough set up with lots of opportunities for counting and number learning.
- Ladybug clear slime from Natural Beach Living. I love the look of this stretchy, squishy red slime.
- Pretzel ladybug and bumblebees from One Little Project. These are so cute and so much fun to make with the kids.
- Ladybug alphabet matching from I Heart Crafty Things.This is a gorgeous upper and lowercase letter matching printable.
- Ladybug math game from Fantastic Fun and Learning. This activity cleverly combines a sensory bin with number learning, and ties it all to a great book.
May Activities for Elementary Students
- Busy bee scissor skills worksheets from Look We’re Learning. Practice using scissors with this cute free printable.
- Gold glitter honey bee slime recipe from Daily Dish Magazine. This slime looks so good you could almost eat it!
- Bee pollen counting activity from Modern Preschool. This is an easy to set up counting activity.
- Bumble bee game from NurtureStore. You can use this activity idea to practice spelling or math.
- Bumble bees and flower snacks from A Mom’s Impression. A great bee themed snack to make with the kids.
More Insect Activities
- Learning snail facts by snail racing from Kids’ Craft Room. This is such a fun activity to try!
- How to make a wormery out of a plastic bottle from Rainy Day Mum. This is a great way to learn more about worms and find out what happens beneath the soil.
- Beautiful bugs play dough mats from Picklebums. Make some funny insects with these free printable play dough mats.
- Bug scavenger hunt from Messy Little Monsters. Get outside looking for bugs with this free printable scavenger hunt.
- Playdough bug fossils from No Time for Flash Cards. This looks like so much fun!
May Activities for Kindergarten
- Gumboot herb garden for kids from My Bored Toddler. How fun to grow plants in old boots!
- Seed germination for kids from How Wee Learn. There is so much great information in this article about teaching kids about seed germination.
- Easy sprout heads from Red Ted Art. Save your eggs shells to grow these cute little guys!
- Garden yoga for kids from Childhood101. Try these garden inspired yoga poses, bonus points if you can do them outside in the garden!
- How to make an animal grass head from Mother Natured. Grow your animal’s grass ‘hair’ then give them a haircut!
- DIY May Day seed bombs from The Gifty Girl. These are fun and easy to make and would be a great gift.
- Re-growing vegetables from scraps from What Do We Do All Day. This is an easy plant science activity you can do even if you don’t have a garden!
Fun May Activities
- Meadow Oobleck Sensory Play from Kids Craft Room. This is a great way to include spring flowers in a fun sensory play set up.
- Glowing flower experiment from Fun At Home With Kids. You’ll need a black light to do this cool glow in the dark experiment.
- Flower petal potions from Mother Natured. I guarantee this will keep the kids busy for a long time!
- Spring themed sensory bin from Buggy and Buddy. Plant a flower garden in this fun sensory bin.