20 Blogs with Different Ideas on How to Make May Day Baskets with Your Preschooler

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May Day baskets, which Romans and Druids exchanged when they celebrated the sign that Spring was turning into Summer, have been around for centuries. The tradition of making and leaving baskets by the doors of your friends to celebrate May Day is experiencing a comeback.  If you would like to make May Day baskets with your child, there are many different types you can choose from.  You can add an updated spin to this time-honored tradition by making your baskets out of recycled items, which will also help you keep it green this year.  Or, if you want to be different, you can make one of the non-traditional May Day baskets.  There are plenty of quick baskets to make that are simple enough for your preschooler to help with.  If you remember making May Day baskets when you were little, you might prefer to make baskets like you did back then and go the more traditional route.  No matter which type of basket you choose, you can find some help in one of these 20 blog entries.  Check them out and get to crafting!


In the weeks preceding May 1st you will need to collect small containers to upcycle into May baskets.  You may be able to figure out how to make baskets out of everyday items on your own, but if you feel a little stuck for inspiration check out these five blog posts.


Create May Day baskets that are different and unusual by creating cones that can hang on the door or using origami to create your own basket.  Find these ideas and others in the following five blog articles about May Day baskets.

Quick & Easy

If you are pressed for time or are just looking for a simple basket to do with your preschooler, you can check out the options on these five blog posts.  Find printable patterns that are simple to cut apart and put together.  Several other simple options can also be found on these blogs.

Just for Fun

Have a little fun this May Day by creating various fun May Day baskets to make you smile.  If they bring a smile to your face, just think what they will do for little neighborhood friends or elderly neighbors who remember dancing around the May pole celebrating the start of summer.  These baskets are clever and something you and your preschooler can enjoy making together and delivering to family, friends and neighbors.  Don’t forget that the key is to ring the bell and run away before you get caught.

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