Keeping It Creative in May

While we are all at home, bonding in innovative ways can seem like an uphill battle. It doesn’t have to be! Looking to different sources for activities is always a good way to shake things up. Sometimes looking at the fun and weird holidays that exist can be a source of entertainment and good ideas. The month of May is full of these unique, family-friendly themed holidays that inspire activities and creativity.  Here are our favorites!

  • May 10 – Clean up Your Room Day: Spring cleaning is here, and in the month of May there is a whole day dedicated to it. Getting our rooms tidy does not have to be tedious or boring. Find ways to make it fun! Turn on your favorite tunes and jam out while picking up toys! Make it a race to see who can make their bed first! Adjust the goals for your child’s age, and get them moving while instilling good habits.
  • May 19 – World Plant a Vegetable Garden Day: Gardening and planting is a good way to be outside at home. Whether you have a big backyard or a small windowsill, there are lots of herbs and vegetables that are easy to plant, and can teach children about where their food comes from, as well as nutrition. It can also boost and harvest their own food. If you have space for a small vegetable garden in the back, see what grows well in your area. If you have less room, try a windowsill garden, or an egg-crate garden, which are biodegradable, and can be made with the same egg cartons you buy at the grocery store. Follow up your outdoor adventure later in the month on May 30 with Water a Flower Day.
  • May 22 – Buy A Musical Instrument Day: We love music at Stretch-n-Grow, but we can’t always go out and buy a new instrument. Our solution? Build a musical instrument day! Use objects around the house to create fun instruments to play instead. Practice your rhythm with a pots and pans drum set. Create fun jams with rain sticks made from old paper towel rolls, rice, and construction paper. Take some rubber bands and a tissue box and you’ve got a guitar. Clap your hands and sing along to your favorite songs.

There are other fun days coming up this month. See what creativity some of these fun holidays inspire, and let us know on social media!

by Bethany Verrett

by Bethany Verrett