We kicked off May with our May Day celebration, dancing around the May Pole. This has ushered in several other ring games with the children that we sing and dance to each day. Dancing in a circle together is a practice that spans many cultures. It's a wonderful exercise for the older children who are ready for more difficult circle time exercises. Staying in one place ready to hold hands and shift directions, not going too fast or too slow, demands a significant amount of body control. It's an excellent preparation for kindergarten.
For Mother's day, the children wound ribbon around wreath forms and beaded some wire to make a little bird feeder. It's fun to watch the children carefully pick out the colors they think their moms will like best, and they usually choose very well!