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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