May Day – music, dance and drama
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By Judith HarriesEarly Years teacher and writer

original article published 18 April 2013

Explore three creative activity plans inspired by May Day using music, dance and drama ideas. The activity plans include an assortment of starter and main activity ideas.

May Day dancingImage:


  1. In the merry month of May
  2. Dancing in May
  3. Obby oss

In the merry month of May

May Day ribbon
What you need:
  • Garden wire, bells, bottle tops, pink tissue
  • Tambourines, drums, tin lids, plastic trays, beaters
  • A big drum
Group sizes:
  • Small groups to make garlands
  • Whole group for singing and instrument work
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  1. lepaget
    on 21 April 2018

    May Day

    Lovely ideas, would really like the activities for younger children and babies to return.

    5out of 5