Welcome to the beautiful month of May, where the school year is coming to an end, the flowers are blooming, and the kids are itching to spend their time in the sunshine.

As you approach the end of the school year, May offers a perfect opportunity to engage children in a variety of learning opportunities.

Fun May Activities for Kids in PreK, Kindergarten, and first grade.

From outdoor adventures to review lessons, the month of May is a time to spark the kids’ imagination and re-ignite a passion for learning.

Whether it’s an outdoor nature walk, unleashing creativity, or going on field trips, the possibilities for May learning activities are limitless.

In this blog post, you will find a list of printable lessons and outdoor activities to do with the kids.

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May Math Activities

As the year comes to an end, it’s a great time to review the basic math skills taught throughout the year.

By reviewing the basic math skills, such as counting, sorting, and simple addition, helps the kids finish the school year with a sense of accomplishment.

Here are some fun Math lessons for May:

Another great way to integrate math skills learned throughout the year is to take the kids outside.

You may be wondering how math lessons come naturally outside, but they do.

Count the leaves, sort and compare rocks, do non-standard units of measurement activities with sticks, find shapes in nature, and no on.

Now, let’s look at some fun May activities to build language, reading, and writing skills.

May Language Arts Activities

When working with young children, nearly everything you do is a learning experience.

From studying zoo animals to bugs and insects, just think about all the new vocabulary those kids are learning throughout the year.

Speaking of zoo animals, May is a wonderful time to take a field trip with the kids.

Typically in May, preschool, kindergarten, and first grade children will visit places such as the zoo, a botanical garden, local parks, or a farm.

Regardless of where you go, or what you study, there are many opportunities to integrate play, nature, and learning in the month of May.

Flowers write the room printable activity for vocabulary and writing. Prek, kindergarten, and first grade lessons about plant life cycle and labeling parts of a flower.

Here are some favorite language arts activites for May:

As you can see, there are many activities listed above that also integrate science skills in addition to language arts.

They are great ways to tie in all of your lessons into one fun activity.

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Now that we’ve looked at the language arts activities, let’s take a look at some ideas for Mother’s Day.

May Building Words

Help your kids feel confident about learning how to write with these interactive Building Words worksheets.

Your kids will BUILDWRITE, AND DRAW about 10 new vocabulary words centered about a common early childhood theme.

Grab this May set HERE or on TPT

Building Words – MAY – INCLUDES:

  • 10 cut and paste vocabulary & writing worksheets
  • 10 Illustrated Vocabulary Cards


  • sun
  • zoo
  • watermelon
  • nature
  • farmer
  • tent
  • bee
  • Mother
  • hiking
  • Ladybug
Grab this May set HERE or on TPT

Outdoor Fun in May

Getting outdoors has profound benefits for kids and adults.

In the month of May, the weather is often sunny and warm. This allows for the kids to spend a lot of time outdoors.

Here are some of my favorite outdoor activities to do with kids in the month of May:

Being outdoors and connecting with nature is amazing for our health and sense of belonging.

Fun May Activities for Kids in PreK, Kindergarten, and first grade.

Mother’s Day Activities

Early in the month, the kids can be creative and make a beautiful gift for Mother’s Day.

They can go outside and collect a bouquet of flowers, make a fun craft, and give their mom a sweet handprint poem.

In fact, you can spend the first week of May making crafts that Mom would love.

Some of my favorite Mother’s Day crafts over the years are:

  • A painted flower pot
  • Handprint cards or poems to display year after year
  • Homemade picture frames
  • Painted tote bag

👉 Grab a free printable and get inspired with Mother’s Day Gift Ideas, HERE.

Fun May Activities for Kids in PreK, Kindergarten, and first grade.