31 Must-Do Family Activities This May

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More sunshine and longer days. Who else can’t wait for May to get here? When it does, be prepared with fantastic family activities that make the most of May’s best elements. Whether you want to play inside or outside, we’ve got 31 creative ways you can spend time as a family (that’s one for each day of the month). Ready, set, make some memories.

1. Prepare the perfect (and super healthy) spring lunch for your kids—we promise they’ll love it bunches.

2. Plan an impromptu Harry Potter trivia night when you need a break from routine.

3. Need Mother’s Day inspiration? Make simple DIY cards with the kids. Don't forget to pair it with a totally do-able last minute gift while you’re at it.

4. Use this handy dandy stargazing guide to plan a stellar night in your own backyard.


5. Turn leftover takeout containers into starts for your summer garden.

6. Do your toy cars need a storage spot? Work alongside the kids to make one with supplies you're sure to have at home.

7. As we wind down the school year, keep the kids busy when they’re home with boredom-busting activities you don't have to plan.

8. Make Cinco de Mayo special with a DIY piñata and a healthy taco salad pizza that will feed the whole fam.


9. Chase a nearby waterfall on a sunny day.

10. Since Memorial Day is the official start of the grilling season, grill the perfect meal for family and friends on the long weekend.

11. Set sail—in the bathtub or a local pond.

12. Plan the ultimate family road trip to take this summer. Don’t forget the car-friendly snacks!


13. Celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage month with an intriguing history lesson.

14. Camp in your backyard.

15. Get your game on before bedtime.

16. Speaking of bedtime, count on these engaging outdoor activities to wear the kids out before lights out.


17. May 1 is Lemonade Day. We couldn’t think of a better reason for the kids to host a super-cute lemonade stand.

18. Add a side of service to your upcoming summer vacay plans.

19. Visit one of the country’s best children’s museums on a rainy spring day, because they're bound to happen.

20. Transform your backyard into the coolest neighborhood hangout spot around.

21. May the 4th be with you... and let's make it crafty while we're at it.

22. Visit one of the best places to learn about Asian American history sometime this month.

23. Any way you fold it, these funny faces will entertain your crew.

24. Make an eggshell disappear—is it science or magic?

25. We’ve got nine easy ways your kids can thank a teacher during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2-6.

26. Make thaumatropes, create shaving cream art and paint with race cars whenever you have a free minute.

27. Sesame Street play day anyone?

28. Got 30 minutes? Get dinner on the table in a flash so you can all sit down together.

29. Break out a pair of trendy new sunglasses even your toddler will keep on.

20. Mix it up a bit when you serve breakfast for dinner.

31. Just say yes.

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