May Activities for Elementary Students (Grades 1-5) in 2023

If you are looking for fun May activities for elementary students, then you’ve found the right place! This post will share some of the best resources for teaching and celebrating some popular holidays and events in May. Learn all about the May activities for elementary students below!

May Literacy Activities

Below are some reading and writing activities that are perfect for the month of May.

May Reading Activities

Learn about the book companion and graphic organizer resources below.

Book Companions for May Books

These book companion resources are part of my Starts With a Story collection. Each of these resources include reading comprehension questions, writing prompts, SEL lesson ideas, printable and digital students activities, and much more. Learn more about each of the book companions below!

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Reading Graphic Organizer Activities

The reading graphic organizer resources below can be used with any book related to each of their topics. The best part is that the graphic organizer templates can be used over and over again because of their open-ended nature. Learn more about them below!

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May Writing Activities

Learn about the writing resources for May below.

Writing Prompt Activities

The May writing prompts are available by themselves or as part of a monthly writing prompt bundle. It includes 10 different genres of writing: creative, informative, opinion, narrative, procedural, descriptive, review, persuasive, poetry, and letter writing. They offer fun and engaging writing activities that will motivate your students to practice their writing skills and inspire a love of writing. Learn more about them below.

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Writing Assessments

At the end of the school year, you’ll want to capture a snapshot of your students’ current writing abilities. You can share this sample with their next year’s teacher to offer them some insight into their future students’ abilities. In addition, it’s great for sharing with families at conferences and using it as report card evidence. This spring writing resource is available by itself or as part of a year long bundle. Learn more about it below!

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May Math Activities

Below are some math activities that are perfect for the month of May.

May Math Word Problems

These May word problems are each part of larger year-long collections. Learn more about your grade level by selecting it below.

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May Spiral Review Worksheets

Spiral review is the idea that, after introducing and teaching a foundational concept or skill, students continue to practice it regularly throughout the school year in order to maintain what they have learned. It is also known as the spiral learning method, spiral approach or spiral instruction. It is an integral part of every 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classroom.

Check out these May-themed spiral review activities that are part of larger resources. Select your grade level below!

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We hope you found these May activities for elementary students helpful!

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