Wednesday, May 13, 2009

May Day (Belated)

May Day baskets
Well, this post is a little late. Last year, and for the past 6 years, I would celebrate May Day at my children's school. I made a beautiful May Pole out of wood with ribbons attached (as seen in Martha Stewart's magazine many moons ago), would talk about the history of May Day, help the kids make May Day basket out of paper, and then we would all sing and dance around the MayPole weaving the ribbons to make a beautiful design. After last year, the MayPole went into the trash--the kids in 3rd grade are starting to get a little wild and so that is the end of the May Day dance. It was always such fun.

I thought the kids needed to know that May Day is more than a day of political demonstrations and celebrations organized by the unions and socialist groups. Have to balance out that educational political agenda a little!

9 comments:

Domestic Diva said...

Happy Belated May Day!!
xxx me

Fritter Chicks™ said...

What a great May Day picture! Happy Belated May Day!

Miss Janice said...

Well you are just a little late but that's okay 'cuz your photos are beautiful and the message is sweet!

Impoverished Preppy said...

Just saw your post on preppy little dress and had to ask -is your friend the dr who plays on the (not sure what to call it - club?) hockey team with all the other Red Wing associated people? The one who was injured during a game? Just curious as my uncle plays on that team.

Jess said...

How could I forget May day?! I have to mark this on my calendar for a party inspiration board for next year-- thanks for the great reminder :)

The Pink Tutu said...

Love these May Day photos!! So sweet!

Melissa Miller said...

What a pretty basket on the door! :)

The Mrs. said...

Happy may day to you!!!

Tickled Pink And Green said...

Oh, now you have two posts that are bringing back memories.

The school I went to in first grade celebrated May Day with a Maypole dance and everything. I remember we had to go to Sears (this was in the day there weren't too many dept stores in town) and pick up the material and have the costume made. I can still picture it -- it was multi colored (but mostly variations of pink) stripes.

Oh how I wish I had a picture of it. :)