May Themes and Activities


Activity planning is an essential part of Early Childcare Education. As educators, this may seem like a daunting task. For this reason, we have created an ongoing, monthly planning schedule to get you started. Activity planning, like anything else, takes time and practice. You will be planning activities in your sleep before you know it!


Below you will find our May 2022 Calendar, as well as an activity breakdown for each weeks theme. Please note that these are just suggestions, and are here to inspire your planning. Feel free to change or add anything to suit your planning needs.





 

Skills: S.T.E.M, Fine Motor/Gross Motor, Literacy, Dramatic Play, Multicultural, & Art

*All links are in purple*


week 1: Spring and Growth


Monday: S.T.E.M ( grow lemon seeds) (grow beans in a bag)

Tuesday: Gross Motor (puddle jumping)

Wednesday: Literacy ( build a flower letter sounds) (alphabet garden)

Thursday: Multicultural (May 5 Cinco De Mayo), Art (make your own maracas)

Friday: Fine Motor (pot plans for mothers day on sunday May 8)


Sensory: (mud kitchen)

Circle time: (spring songs)



week 2: Weather

Monday: Fine Motor (threading clouds)

Tuesday: Art (ice painting)

Wednesday: S.T.E.M (rain in a jar)

Thursday: Literacy (spelling weather words) (cloud writing)

Friday: dramatic play (weather station dramatic play)

weather dramatic play
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Sensory: states of water table (set up bowls of solid ice, crushed ice, cold water, warm water)

Circle time: (weather song) ( have the children look outside and tell you their weather observations)




week 3: Bugs and Insects


Monday: Gross Motor (nectar relay) (outdoors bug hunt)

Tuesday: S.T.E.M: (lady bug math)

Wednesday: Fine Motor (bead worms)

Thursday: Art (coffee filter butterflies)

Friday: Multicultural (bugs from around the world)


Sensory: (hide bugs in sand or dirt and have the children find them)

Circle time: bug songs ( itsy bitsy spider)



week 4: Nature


Monday: Art ( leaf prints)

Tuesday: Gross Motor ( nature scavenger hunt)

Wednesday: Literacy ( dirt play-dough)

Thursday: Fine Motor (build a volcano using play-dough) (playdough recipe)

Friday: STEM (volcano eruption)


Sensory: (put a pile of dirty rocks and water and have the children clean the rocks)

Circle time; (have circle time outdoors) (garden yoga for kids)


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