At the end of each month, Toddler Time focuses on thematic activities for the littles in the upcoming month. Since May has so many possibilities - May Day, Cinco de Mayo, Mother's Day, and Memorial Day to name a few, this month here is one activity for each of those plus a special "holiday" using the same material for each: P*I*P*E C*L*E*A*N*E*R*S!
1. May Day is celebrated on May 1 in many countries as a traditional springtime festival. These flowers are so quick and easy to make and the kiddos will love how they wiggle about.
|Mr. G fascinated with pipe cleaner flowers|
|Adorable Star Wars Puppets!|
3. The very next day, is Cinco de Mayo, a celebration of the Mexican Army's victory over the French in 1862. Ok, so this one didn't turn out quite as cute as I'd hoped, but using the Mexican flag colors, we created a spirit necklace to honor the day! Let your toddler twist and bend as he or she sees fit to craft some wearable art.
|Wearable art inspired by the colors of Mexico|
|Love Goggles for Mom!|
|Pipe cleaner fireworks make great paint brushes.|