Want to share a May Day tradition that will make someone smile?
Surprise friends and neighbors with a May basket, a lovely (and secret) gift your family can make together.
In this article I will show you how to make a May Day basket filled with flowers to celebrate spring and then go a-Maying in your community to bring joy to someone’s day.
Why Go a-Maying?
May Day is a holiday celebrated around the world on May 1. It’s especially fun for kids, since it involves making special baskets of flowers and mysteriously delivering them to friends and neighbors.
Going a-Maying is a fantastic way to get your kids face-to-face with all that budding, blossoming, good-smelling beauty of spring.
You’ve heard the saying, “stop and smell the roses.” This activity has you literally stop and smell the flowers, gather them, put them in a special basket and secretly deliver them. What’s “springier” than that?
Are they obsessed with time travel (or at least intrigued by the idea)?
Do their jaws drop open when you tell them what life was like when you were a kid?
Until someone invents a time machine that works, today’s adventure is the next-best thing to time travel. But hang onto your seat: This adventure won’t be over until your child has his birthday—10 years from now. (Trust me, it’ll be worth the wait!)
In this article I’ll show you how to help your kids create a top-secret time capsule that their future selves will treasure for a lifetime.
Why Make a Time Capsule?
Time capsules are a fantastic way to take a slice of the present and preserve it for the future.
Today’s adventure offers an opportunity for your kids to reach out to their future selves. What might your 10-year-old daughter say to her 20-year-old self? What special memories will that 20-year-old girl uncover when she opens the birthday time capsule from her younger self?
Make a time capsule and find out.
Are you looking for a fun holiday activity to pull the whole family together?
An old-fashioned taffy pull should do the trick. This hands-on candy-making adventure is sure to create memories that’ll really stick around!
In this article, I’ll show you how to make peppermint pull taffy the way my great-grandmother did.
Why Make Taffy With Your kids?
Taffy-making can become a memorable holiday tradition.
My family’s holiday taffy-making tradition started with great-grandma over a hundred years ago. Since then, five generations of my family have cherished the tradition.
Kids enjoy traditions, those special experiences that come only once a year, so start an annual taffy pull with your family. Your kids will remember so much more than just the sweet-tasting candy. They’ll remember the time spent together with family. With you.
A taffy pull is also a fun way to instill in your kids the value of giving handmade gifts. Who doesn’t love taffy? Here’s their chance to make something any family member or friend would love to receive.