May calendar with bubble wand

31 Day of May Activities

From outdoor adventures to artistic explorations, our May calendar is filled with fun activities all month long. Let's cultivate wonder, connection, and harmony as we engage in meaningful activities together.

may calendar

Let's Get Started

May 1 - Gather Wildflowers for May Day

Celebrate May Day and gather fresh wildflowers to share.

May 2 - Welcome Summer with Dancing

Welcome summer with bright, happy songs to lighten your day.


May 3 - Make Nature Wands

A scavenging stick (or nature wand) is a stick that tells a story of your wild adventures. It is stick that allows all of the treasures you have found to be displayed and used for magic or storytelling. Maybe your stick can be the keeper of stories in the special fort you made out of the other sticks you’ve collected. Whatever you use it for, you can always add to your scavenging stick as each new treasure comes your way. Find the tutorial HERE.

May 4 - Draw or Paint Outside

Enjoy the sun and bring your paint outside for a day of creativity and see what you can draw!

Dawing with crayons

May 5 - Make Homemade Cards for Teachers

As the school year comes to an end, say goodbye to your teachers with a handmade card to show you care.

May 6 - Make Your Own Puzzle

Have fun creating your own puzzle! 

May 7 - Churn Your Own Butter

 Is there anything that tastes better than homemade butter? Churning butter is also a terrific activity for kids who will love the reward of eating butter they've made themselves on freshly baked bread! Get our Butter Churn HERE.

Churn butter

May 8 - Hug a Friend or Family Member

Give a hug to family and friends today!

May 9 - Make a Mother's Day Wreath

Heed every moms time-honored advice and this year get her what she really wants - a homemade gift. Mother's Day is a time for celebration, but it can also be a tough holiday for many. Though this craft was intended for Mom, consider gifting it to anyone that could use a bit of love on this day. Find the Tutorial HERE.

Mother's Day wreath

May 10 - Decorate your Summer Nature Table

Have fun foraging on nature walks and collecting your favorite toys to decorate your summer tables! Don't forget to include a summer verse or two.

Summer nature table

May 11 - Play Hopscotch

Bring out the chalk and have fun playing hopscotch. Get our chalk HERE.
May 12 - Happy Mother's Day

Show Mom you care with a day all about her! Maybe breakfast in bed, handmade gifts, and just spending some quality time together.

May 13 - Make Homemade Granola

Try your hand at making your own granola. 

May 14 - Visit a Library

Libraries are a lovely way to connect with the community and encourage an early love of learning and reading. 

May 15 - Make a Summer Fairy Potion

Ice potions are a fun and whimsical way to stay cool in the summer heat. Add a bit of sparkle and fizz to make these fairy ice potions a truly magical experience. Find the tutorial HERE.

Summer fairy potions


May 16 - Give a Gift to a Neighbor

Show you care with a little gift for a neighbor! Maybe bring over some flowers, cookies, or a card.

May 17 - Make a Summer Wish List

Plan out your summer with an activity wish list! Add ideas like read 10 books, visit an aquarium, or visit a lake.

May 18 - Volunteer at a Local Aid Center 

Get involved with your local community and volunteer at an aid center to give back. 

May 19 - Bake a Seasonal Fruit Tart

Fruit is starting to bloom so it's time to make a seasonal tart with fresh picked berries for a delicious teatime snack. 

May 20 - Create a Pressed Flower Lantern

We absolutely love pressing our nature treasures throughout every season, it truly never gets old. It brings us closer to nature by incorporating them into our home and reminds us to appreciate the fleeting beauty each season brings. Find Bonnie's tutorial HERE.

Flower lantern

May 21 - Read a New Book

Discover a new book to read. Looking for inspiration? Check out our book selection HERE.

Reading a book

May 22 - Knit Your Own Gnome Doll

Welcome a new woodland friend into the family with our knitted gnome tutorial. Find the tutorial HERE.

Gnome knitting craft

May 23 - Write a Poem About Flowers

Explore fields of wildflowers and write a poem inspired by the beauty of the blooms.

May 24 - Weave Your Own Treasure Pouch

In Waldorf education’s artistic curriculum, handwork is essential. Handwork includes painting, knitting, weaving and many more practical and creative skills. Children will learn the ins and outs of weaving throughout their years at a Waldorf school, but weaving at home is just as fun and simple. Find the tutorial HERE.

Treasure pouch

May 25 - Give a Friend a Compliment

Make your friends day by offering a compliment. Maybe they have a cute outfit on, or a lovely smile, or they did an amazing drawing. Say something kind today!

May 26 - Paint a Pint of Summer Strawberries

Spring planting brings summer's bounty, and we can't wait to harvest tasty vegetables and ripe fruits. Today our friend Sunny is teaching us how to make a picture-perfect pint of wooden strawberries. Display these cute berries on your nature table or use them for imaginary play! Find the tutorial HERE.

Summer strawberries

May 27 - Make Fruit Popsicles

Cool down from the summer heat with homemade popsicles! Have fun adding your fruits of choice for your own twist.

May 28 - Learn the Pentatonic Scale

When it comes to music in Waldorf education, the pentatonic scale plays a vital part in nurturing and developing children’s imagination and creativity. Learn more HERE.

Pentatonic scale

May 29 - Learn About Different Mushrooms

There are well over 14,000 mushrooms species! Take some time today to learn about a few and how these little miracles help the planet. 

Mushroom learning


May 30 - Decorate with DIY Flower Suncatchers

We love this sweet project from Sunny of Northwoodsfolk and we think it's the perfect kick-off to summer. With flowers and botanicals gathered from your own garden, a hike, or a trip to the farmers market- this craft is certainly perfect for Solstice! We love every little detail and we know you will too. Find the tutorial HERE.

Flower suncatchers

May 31 - Have an Outdoor Picnic

Enjoy the sunshine today and visit a local park for a fresh picnic in the sun. Don't forget to pack some fun outdoor toys to enjoy the open air!

Summer picnic


From all of us at the Bella Luna Toys Team, we hope you have many days filled with crafts, love, and fresh cups of tea! Tag us in your May adventures @bellalunatoys for a chance to be featured!

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