May Links


May pole dance

May 1 is May Day

May Pole Dancing
May Day Origins
May Day Activities

Cinco de Mayo


    Cinco de Mayo
May 5


Here are some books about Cinco de Mayo for you to look for in your school or public library:

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo by Carolyn Otto, 2008

Cinco de Mayo: day of Mexican pride by Amanda Doering, 2006

Celebrate! It’s Cinco de Mayo! = Celebremos! Es el Cinco de Mayo! by Janet Levy, Spanish translation by Miguel Arisa, 2006

Have fun with these
Mexican Crafts for Kids and
Cinco de Mayo activities

May is Physical Fitness and Sports Month


Are you ready to take the President's Physical Fitness Challenge? If so, click here to find out more.

President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition Facts and Statistics


Bike safety
May is Bike Safety Month
Kids and Bike Safety
Bike Safety Activity

Be Kind to Animals Week
May 6-12, 2017


Visit the American Humane Society website to learn more.

Children reading
May 1 - 7 is "Children's Book Week"

Mother's Day May 14 is Mother's Day

Visit the sites below for Mother's Day activities:

MuseumMay 18 is International Museum Day. Visit one of the following "virtual museums" without ever leaving home! Take your family with you!

Olympic Museum

National Women's History Museum

Colonial Williamsburg

Smithsonian Museum

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Field Museum of Natural History

National Gallery of Art

  Sherlock Holmes

In honor of the birthday of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (May 22), who wrote the Sherlock Holmes stories, visit the
Sherlock Holmes Museum

memorial day Memorial Day is May 30

To learn the meaning of Memorial Day visit Time for Kids

Memorial Day Crafts

birthday cake Author Birthdays in May:

May 2 - Mary Quattlebaum
May 7 - Deborah Wiles
May 9 - Eleanor Estes
May 10 - Christopher Paul Curtis
May 14 - Eoin Colfer
May 15 - L. Frank Baum
May 17 - Grace Lin
May 19 - Arthur Dorros
May 20 - Mary Pope Osborne
May 23 - Candace Fleming
May 29 - Andrew Clements