May 1st, or otherwise known as May Day was always a special day for me when I was growing up. It was such a fun holiday for us kids. These days, most kids have never even heard of it.
It was such a simple holiday. You can still let your children indulge in this sweet holiday, with friends and family.
You can make May 1st – May Day a fun tradition and DIY project with your children and here is how:
What Does May Day Symbolize?
- Candy and/or flowers
- Innocence and being silly
- Being a good friend
- Fun and laughter
What Is May Day?
Asking people, we all have different views or ideas of what May Day is all about. Some say it is about baskets, flowers, candy, dancing around a pole and other traditions. These are all true.
Some people have never heard of it. I guess it is more prominent in different areas of the country. In the old days it was a great marker that summer was near.
As a kid growing up it was just a day of fun. Like Valentine’s Day, but better.
We’d sit down at the kitchen table with construction paper and crayons and glue and make our own little baskets with handles, fill them with candy and have them ready for May 1st. We’d put them on our friends and neighbors front door, ring the doorbell and run. It was basically just a sweet and fun gesture.
One thought was to put one on a door of a crush. If they catch you, they have the upper hand. If they don’t catch you, you do. But all in all, it is just a sweet, simple and fun gesture of friendship.
This can be a fun project you can share with your young kids.
What You Will Need:
- Construction paper
- Glue stick
- Crayons, pencils or markers
- Fun, silly, happy attitude
It may be a lost and forgotten tradition, so with a little effort and thought you can make it a new and fresh one with your kids.