Printable May Day Baskets & May Day Coloring Pages

I can’t believe that May Day is almost here! These printable baskets and flowers would make a great May Day kids activity for preschoolers and younger children. There’s both color and black and white versions for coloring pages. Just have the kids cut out the flowers and paste them wherever they want to in their May Day baskets. Alternatively, you could have them cut out flowers from construction paper or make small tissue paper flowers to decorate the baskets with!

May Day is such an interesting holiday with historical roots. Wikipedia says that the earliest May Day celebrations appeared in pre-Christian days, with the festival of Flora, the Roman Goddess of flowers, and the Walpurgis Night celebrations of the Germanic countries. It is also associated with the Gaelic Beltane. Many pagan celebrations were abandoned or Christianized during the process of conversion in Europe. A more secular version of May Day continues to be observed in Europe and America. In this form, May Day may be best known for its tradition of dancing the Maypole and crowning of the Queen of the May.

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Founder and CEO of Woo! Jr. Kids Activities, Wendy loves creating crafts, activities and printables that help teachers educate and give parents creative ways to spend time with their children.

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2 comments

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  2. Marjorie

    The printable May Day Basket is wonderful. I like it because I can see all kind of arts my kinder childen can do with it – we can use it for colouring and stick some around the classroom to show spring and also use it for Easter and put some colourful painted or coloured egges in side by cut out the eggs and past them in the basket and also the spring flowers can be coloured and then cut out and stick som in the basket.

    I am so appreciative of the basket.

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