Preschool May Day Games



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April Showers Bring May Flowers So try these Flowers Ideas:
Seed, Seed, Sprout
Submitted by Betty
Instead of duck, duck, goose play seed, seed, sprout
Planting Flowers
Submitted by Lisa
Cut several (ten or more) flower shapes form construction paper or wallpaper scraps and glue the cut outs to craft sticks. Print the numbers one through ten on index cards. Put sand in a flower pot. Have your children draw the number cards and then plant the number of flowers that the card indicates into the sand.
For May Day Fun Talk to Your Children About Bugs & Butterflies
Bumble Bee Dance!
Submitted by Tina
With your kids imitate the different bee dances. You can find a video with the dances in most places (National Geographic has a few).
"The Very Hungry Caterpillar" Role Play
Submitted by Lisa
After reading the "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" have your children act out the stages of a butterfly.
Caterpillar: Crawl on the Ground pretending to eat everything
Cocoon: Role up into a tight ball, and then slowly uncoil
Butterfly: Have them hold their arms out and run around the room
Butterfly Match
Submitted by Jan
Create several different colored butterflies. Cut them in half and then have your children match the butterfly halves
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