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May 2016 Printable Calendar

May holidays and events printable crafts, coloring pages, activities, lesson plans and themes suitable for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarten.


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Holidays, Events and Observances

Suggested themes, activities and crafts

National Egg Month

Eggs theme

Flower Month

Flowers theme

Graduation Months
May and June

Graduation theme owl craft

May Day - May 1st

May Day lesson plan

Mother Goose Day - May 1st

Nursery Rhymes theme

Pet Week [info.] - May 1-7, 2016
1st full week
Pets theme | Pet Care
Teacher Appreciation Week - May 2-6, 2016
1st full week
National Teacher's Day [info.] - May 3rd
Tuesday of the 1st full week
Community helper:  The Teacher
National Children's Book Week [info.]
May 2 -8, 2016
Books | Fables | Fairy Tales | Nursery Rhymes
Community Helper:  The Librarian
Printable Bookmarks to Make

Bird Day - May 4th

Birds theme

Cinco de Mayo - May 5th

Cinco de Mayo lesson plan

Provider Appreciation Day [info.] - May 6th
Friday before Mother's Day
* Hand flower craft
* Hearts owl craft
* Visit St. Valentine's theme for many crafts that can be adapted
*Coloring > Special Time Child Care Provider (Circle Time, Story time, etc.)

Space Day [info.] - May 7th
1st Friday in May

Outer Space theme

Mother's Day - May 8th
2nd Sunday of May

Mother's Day theme

Kite Day - May 12th

Kite theme

International Nurse Day - May 12th Community helper:  The Nurse

International Migratory Bird Day [info.] - May 14th
2nd Saturday of May - USA & Canada

Birds theme

National Transportation Week
May 15 -21, 2016

Week that contains the 3rd Friday

Transportation theme

Police Week [info.] - May 15-21, 2015 
The week of May 15th

* Community helper:  The police officer
* Crime prevention activities

National Safe Boating Week [info.]
May 21-27, 2016

7-day period ending on the last Friday before Memorial Day

Water transportation theme

World Turtle Day - May 23rd

Turtle and tortoise theme

Memorial Day, U.S.A. - May 30th
Observed last Monday

United States patriotic holidays theme

May > Animal | Pet and Environmental Observances