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April showers bring May flowers, but there are also a large variety of holidays that no one has ever heard of!! Long after St. Patrick’s Day, and shortly after Arbor Day, there are a lot of unique and bizarre holidays to celebrate as well.

One of my personal favorite is Rubber Eraser Day on April 15th.   Seriously there is always a reason to celebrate.  So here is a look at some of the causes to celebrate this upcoming week.

May 1st is May Day,
Loyalty Day, Mother Goose Day (that could be especially fun for the younger crowd) and Save the Rhino Day

May 2nd is National Play your Ukelele Day & Brothers & Sisters Day

Space Day

(Always the first Friday in May)-

Resources and lesson plans

Space crafts

Preschool activities

Human Exploration of Space lesson for grades 4-6

Space and Astronomy theme ideas

Links for resources about space

May 3rd is National Wear Two Different Colored Shoes Day, National Day of Prayer, and World Press Freedom Day

May 4th has a lot of different possibilities.  Some of which include Bird Day (see below), Star Wars Day (I actually found an article from a couple years ago titled May the Fourth Be With You – ha ha ha – too funny)  and National Weather Observers’ Day.  This would be a wonderful addition to a unit study about weather, seasons, clouds, storms, etc.

Bird Day

Activities, coloring pages and crafts

20 ways to conserve birds

Preschool resources International Migratory Bird Day

Teacher Resource Facts about birds

Birds theme

DenSchool's Free Printable Cinco de Mayo Activities & WorksheetsTime for a fiesta!!!     May 5th – Cinco de Mayo

Print DenSchool’s FREE Cinco de Mayo CLIP here

The history of Cinco de Mayo
Tips on how to celebrate – brief history,make maracas, & more
Lesson plan for grades 3-4
Ideas for grades 7-12
Lesson Planet  has lesson plans for all levels including middle school
5 Activities especially for homeschoolers.
Ideas – Journal pages, tissue paper flowers & lesson plans for teachers
Make the craft below with just paper, markers, rice and food coloring

Recipes and cute treat ideas like the Pepper Pot (above middle) is too adorable not to share!

Recreate those amazing pinata cookies (above right)- what kid would not go wild over this?

So this should get you started for this week.  Even if you do not have time to incorporate a lot of big ideas into your homeschooling, your kids might still enjoy knowing they can wear two different colored shoes that day or that Star Wars fans all over are celebrating a special day.

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