May activities for kids

I love spring and to me, it means new life, gardening and spending longer, warmer days outdoors. I’ve rounded up my best spring themed content below and I’ll be sharing much more very soon. Keep popping back to my blog this month for more seasonal activities to do with your kids this month. Better yet scroll to the bottom and join me for my weekly bonus email full of seasonal content straight to your inbox.

May Activities For Children

May in the garden

May is a busy month in the garden. You can sow broccoli, squash, courgettes, pumpkins and many more seeds indoors or in a greenhouse. Outdoors you can start sewing beans (broad and green etc), beetroot and carrots. Why not take a trip to the library and pick a gardening book up. There are lots of great books and websites that tell you exactly what you should plant and when. I discovered a really great resource this week, a gardening calendar with what to plant and harvest each month and it even has different colours for southern or northern (UK) gardeners – available here.

I have a few blog posts that you might enjoy. How about encouraging wildlife into your garden.

or starting gardening with children.

May Activities For Children

May is also a great time for spending more time outdoors with children. Playing in the garden, walking in the woods, visiting the beach or your favourite outdoor day out.

May on the bookshelves

There are so many spring themes in children’s books. Farm animals, bugs and butterflies, spring and much more. If you’re looking for inspiration then click the image below for a post I wrote last spring.

20 children’s books to read this spring

May Activities For Children

If you have a child starting school this September you may be starting to think about preparing them. You can find 5 fantastic books about starting school in this post.

May Activities For Children

May ideas for creating and playing

There are lots of opportunities for craft and play in spring. Both indoors and outdoors. Possible themes are weather, butterflies, bugs, farm animals and birds.May Activities For Children

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May Activities For Children


  1. May 17, 2018 / 10:03 pm

    Love these ideas! Will be trying lots of these out during May!

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