Create May Day Baskets
Deliver goodies on May 1st!
Join in this fun tradition, and celebrate your neighbors and friends!
Anyone in your child’s circle who’d get a kick out of a little surprise kindness — neighbors, friends or family.
What you’ll need
- Construction paper
- Glue, tape and/or stapler
- Decorating supplies
- Flowers (choose real, tissue paper Forever Flowers, or paper "handprint" flowers (as shown above)
- Treats such as candy, baked goods or stickers
Cut paper into a triangle.
Decorate it on one side.
Roll into a cone shape and fasten at the bottom to make a “basket.”
Cut another strip of paper and fasten as the handle.
Add additional decor as desired.
Fill with goodies.
Deliver to recipients – anonymously if you can!
- How would it feel to receive a May Day basket from someone?
- How does it feel to offer a small gesture of kindness?
- Why is it important to do small things for those in our community?
- What other ways throughout the year can you show your appreciation and love for those in your life?
- Heartprints by P.K. Hallinan (Ideals Childrens Books, 2002). Ages 4 and up. A sweet little story about the lasting impact your kindness can have on others.
- On the Morn of Mayfest by Erica Silverman (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2011). Ages 4 and up. This joyous book in rhyme takes you through a day of one village’s May Day festivities.
Take it further
- Deliver your baskets to a local nursing home, hospital or veteran’s home.
- Create other May Day crafts to give away.
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