May is here and you don't know how to engage kids any more? No worries! Check out these fun May activities for kindergarten and first grade you can use right away in 2022!

7 Incredible May Activities for Kindergarten to Use in 2022

May Activities for Kindergarten

Looking for engaging and meaningful May activities? Check out this bundle that contains a memory book, phonics review, all about me activities, writing prompts, and graduation certificates.

End of the year activities for kids

I got you covered for May with fun printable and digital activities! Have a look inside.

May Crafts for Kindergarten

Who doesn't love get creative and make crafts? Kid love them! Check out the selection of May crafts below.

DIY Egg Maracas/ Shakers

DIY Egg Maracas/ Shakers Craft
Maracas are really beautiful and pretty easy to make. Also, this craft is perfect for Cinco de Mayo celebration in your classroom.

3D Flower Mother's Day Card Craft

3D Flower Mother's Day Card Craft
I love how gentle this craft is and it's perfect for Mother's Day!

Poppy Suncatchers

Poppy Suncatchers are perfect for Memorial Day since the poppy is an iconic symbol of commemoration. Click here to see how to make this craft.

Clothespin Bee Craft

Clothespin Bee Craft
May is all about insects and nature blooming and being alive! Check out this cute craft kids will love for sure!

Tissue Paper Suncatchers

Apparently, I love suncatchers! This one is the second one on the list. And it's mesmerizing! Click here to see how to make this craft.

I can spend days mentioning all the crafts you can make with kids in May. You can do one of five mentioned above or check out many other ideas for May crafts here.

May Books for Kindergarten

Fiesta Time! This book teaches kids all about the traditions of Cinco de Mayo.


Locomotive. With this book, kids will travel in time and discover details about sounds, speed, and the strength of the locomotives.


What NOT to Give Your Mom on Mother’s Day. A little boy gives funny gift ideas that you shouldn’t give any mom on Mother’s Day.


The Big Umbrella. With kids enjoy a story about a really big umbrella, big enough for everyone.  


The Tiny Seed. Through the adventures of a tiny seed kids will learn about the lifecycle of a beautiful wildflower.


May Read Aloud Books

Last but not least! I love picture books mentioned by Sara from The Colorful Apple. Watch the video below.

May Worksheets for Kindergarten

Since worksheets are so easy to use, make sure to print and practice and review various topics throughout May.

Teen Numbers Worksheets

Practice counting objects to 20 with these engaging worksheets which kids can color! You can also use dry erase pouch pockets, insert worksheets there, and use and over and over!

Teen Numbers Worksheets Kindergarten

Alphabet Worksheets

Looking for differentiated alphabet activities? This bundle is packed with hands-on alphabet games as well as no prep worksheets to teach beginning sounds, letter recognition, letter formation, and much more!

Alphabet Worksheets Kindergarten

Sight Words Worksheets

Need meaningful sight word practice? Grab the set and use it as an Interactive Notebook or No-Prep Worksheets. Perfect for practice typing, independence practice, word work, homeschool, etc.

Sight Words Worksheets Kindergarten

CVC Words Worksheets

Need an engaging way to practice sentence building? Just print, cut and paste! This ink-friendly set is perfect for morning work, small group, early finishers, table time, arrival activity, review, or a center activity.

CVC Words Worksheets Kindergarten

Addition and Subtraction Worksheets

Practice addition and subtraction to 10 with fingers using these no prep worksheets. Find inside 15 pages of practice!

Addition and Subtraction Worksheets

Preprimer Sight Words Worksheets

Looking for noprep preprimer sight word activities? Check out these printable worksheets. Just print and use right away! Perfect to use for centers, assessment, independent practice, early finishers, homework, etc.

Preprimer Sight Words Worksheets

May STEM Projects for Kindergarten

Pretzel and Marshmallow Structures

Pretzel and Marshmallow Structures
If your kids love to eat and build things, this STEM project is perfect to use in May!

Gumdrop Bridge STEM Challenge

Gumdrop Bridge STEM Challenge
Food topic continues. What kid wouldn’t want to play with candy? Click here to see details about the Gumdrop Bridge STEM project.

Sand Volcano Experiment

In May we start thinking about summer, sand and water days! Why not making a sand volcano with kids?

Popsicle Stick Catapult

Popsicle Stick Catapult
I bet you have tons of popsicle sticks. Let's use them for catapults!

Flower Dissection

Flowers and a magnifying glass. That's all you need to explore science with kids in May! Click here to see details about the Flower Dissection STEM project.

May Math Activities for Kindergarten

Math Curriculum for Kindergarten

May is the time to review everything you've taught throughout the school year! The best choice is to use 1 of almost 40 activities from KINDERGARTEN MATH CURRICULUM.

This has been very helpful in rounding out our math curriculum and filling in areas where there were gaps.
Math Curriculum for Kindergarten

Want to test drive this Math Curriculum for Kindergarten?

Math Curriculum for Kindergarten Free sample

The following activities are also included in the bundle mentioned above.

Counting Coins Financial Literacy Money Activities

This Google Slides resource is a great way to get kids to learn how to count coins and identify the coins. Perfect to use for centers, assessment, independent practice, early finishers, homework, group work, as well as during distance learning or hybrid.

Counting Coins Financial Literacy Money Activities

Measurement Activities Nonstandard Measurement Height

Need to practice nonstandard measurement and measure height? This is an experimental Google Slides set that combines math and social studies practice. Perfect to use for centers, assessment, independent practice, early finishers, homework, group work, as well as during distance learning or hybrid.

Measurement Activities Nonstandard Measurement Height

Telling Time to the Hour and Half Hour

Need for kids to practice telling time? Use this math center and practice telling time to the hour and half-hour! Perfect to use for centers, assessment, independent practice, early finishers, homework, group work, as well as during distance learning or hybrid.

Telling Time to the Hour and Half Hour

Sequencing Puzzles Number Sense Activity

Practice counting on and backwards with these bright puzzles (kids will get real photos of animals after they complete each puzzle). This is an engaging way for your students to work on recognizing numbers and putting them in order. There are 40 puzzles inside. The puzzles included are 1-10, 11-20, 10-20, and counting by 10's to 100.

Sequencing Puzzles Number Sense Activity

Decomposing Numbers Math Centers

Practice decomposing numbers less than or equal to 10 into pairs in more than one way. There are 6 versions so that you could differentiate your lessons (the difference is in color).

Decomposing Numbers Math Centers

Math Physical Activities for Kindergarten

For much needed brain breaks, make sure to do some yoga with kids! Cosmic Kids Yoga has tons of videos for your classroom.

I hope these activities and ideas will engage your kids in May! Make sure to try more than one!

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