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Primary teaching ideas for May 2013Check out our fun activities for these May holidays and occasions. Holidays that are displayed as links will bring you to a thematic unit at Apples4theteacher.com. You will find word searches, coloring pages, thematic reading lists, short stories, poetry, jigsaw puzzles, interactive quizzes, interactive games, worksheets, printables, etc.

May 2013 Holidays printable calendarBelow you will find a calendar of events and holidays for May 2013. If you would like a copy of this calendar to use on your website, you may download the printable pdf version of the May 2013 Holidays and Calendar of Events. For best results, select "Landscape" mode to print the pdf calendar.

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1 - May Day
Mother Goose Day
- Hawaiian Lei Day
- School Principal Day
Nat'l Chocolate Parfait Day

- Great American Grump Out

- Nat'l Play Your Ukulele Day
- Nat'l Day of Prayer

- Nat'l Day of Reason
National Truffles Day
- Brothers and Sisters Day

3Bats Day
- Nat'l Two Different Colored Shoes Day
- Paranormal Day
- Space Day
- World Press Freedom Day
- Tuba Day

- Star Wars Day (May the 4th be With You)
- Nat'l Scrapbooking Day
- Join Hands Day
- Free Comic Book Day

- Bird Day

5 - cinco de mayo

- Buddha born 563BC

- World Laughter Day
- Cartoonists Day
- Totally Chipotle Day
- Childhood Stroke Awareness Day

6  - No Diet Day

- No Homework Day

- Nurses Day (Nat'l RN Recognition Day)

- Melanoma Monday

7 - World Asthma Day

- Bladder Cancer Awareness Day

- Teacher Appreciation Day

8 - Harry Truman 1884
- No Socks Day
- VE Day
- World Red Cross Day

- Donate a Day's Wages to Charity
- Nat'l School Nurse Day

- Ascension Day

- Children's Mental Health Awareness Day


- Child Care Provider Day

- Military Spouse Appreciation Day

- Lupus Day

11 - Minnesota Statehood 1858
- Eat What You Want Day
- Birthmother's Day
Migratory Bird Day
- Nat'l Windmill Day

12  - Mother's Day

- Limerick Day

- Odometer Day

Nat'l Nutty Fudge Day


- Frog Jumping Day

14  - Shavuot

- Dance Like a Chicken Day
- Beginning of Lewis and Clark Expedition
- Underground America Day


- Int'l Day of Families
Nat'l Chocolate Chip Day
- Straw Hat Day
- Nat'l Employee Health and Fitness Day


- Biographer's Day

- Nat'l Sea Monkey Day

- Nat'l Wear Purple for Peace Day

17 – Bike to Work Day

- World Telecommunications Day
- Int'l Virtual Assistants  Day
- World Hypertension Day


-Armed Forces Day

- Int'l Museum Day

- Visit Your Relatives  Day

19 - Stepmother's Day

- Boys Club Day

Nat'l Devil's Food Cake Day

- Pentecost

20  - Eliza Doolittle Day

- Victoria Day (CA)

- Weights and Measures Day

- Whit Monday

- American Red Cross Founder's Day

- Nat'l Wait Staff Day

- World Day for Cultural Diversity


- Nat'l Maritime Day

- Wright Bros Patented the Airplane 1906


- So. Carolina 1788

- Lucky Penny Day

- World Turtle Day


- Morse Code Day 1844

- Nat'l Wig Out Day

- Int'l Tiara Day

25  - Nat'l Missing Children's Day

- Nat'l Tap Dance Day

- Towel Day

- Geek Pride Day


- Indianapolis 500

27 - Scotch Tape Patented 1930

- Golden Gate Bridge Opens 1937

- Memorial Day


- Rhode Island 1790
- Wisconsin 1848
- John Kennedy 1917

- Nat'l Senior Health & Fitness Day
- Int'l Day of UN Peacekeepers


- Loomis Day


- What You Think Upon Grows Day

- World No Tobacco Day


Weekly Observances

 International Wildlife Film Week: 4/27-5/4 Link

Bread Pudding Recipe Exchange Week: 5/1-5/7 Link

Update Your References Week: 5/1-5/7 Link

Be Kind To Animals Week: 5-11 (First full week in May) Link

Children's Mental Health Week: 5/5-5/11 Link (First full week in May)

Choose Privacy Week: 5/1-5/7 Link

Goodwill Industries Week: 5/1-5/7 Link

Drinking Water Week: 5/5-5/11 Link

Kids Win Week: 5/5-5/11 Link

NAOSH Week: 5/5-5/11 (First Full Week) Link

National Anxiety & Depression Awareness Week: 5/5-5/11 Link

*National Nurses Day and Week: 5/6-5/12 Link

National Occupational Safety & Health Week: 5/5-5/11 Link (Always 2nd Full Week)

National Pet Week: 5/5-5/11 Link

North American Occupational Safety & Health Week: 5/5-5/11 (Always First Full Week) Link

National Hospital Week: 5/6-5/10 Link

PTA Teacher Appreciation Week: 5/6-5/10

National Wildflower Week: 5/7-5/13 Link

Children's Book Week: 5/13-5/19 (First full week starting Monday) Link

National Correctional Officer's Week: 5/6-5/12 Link (First full week in May)

National Stuttering Awareness Week: 5/13-5/19 Link

Teacher Appreciation Week: 5/6-5/10 (First Full Week)

Work At Home Moms Week: 5/7-5/13 Link

National Tourism Week: 5/4-5/12 Link

National Nursing Home Week: 5/12-5/18 Link

Reading is Fun Week: 5/12-5/18 Link (2nd Full Week)

Salute to Moms 35+ Week: 5/12-5/18 Link

National Women's Health Week: 5/12-5/18 Link

National Etiquette Week: 5/13-5/19 Link

World Trade Week: 5/17-5/24

National Police Week: 5/13-5/18 Link

National Transportation Week: 5/13-5/19 Link

National Dog Bite Prevention Week: 5/19-5/25 Link

EMS (Emergency Medical Services) Week: 5/19-5/25 Link

American Craft Beer Week: 5/13-5/19 (3rd Week) Link

National New Friends, Old Friends Week: 5/18-5/25 Link

National Safe Boating Week: 5/18-5/24 Link

National Medical Transcription Week: 5/19-5/25 (3rd Week) Link

National Backyard Games Week: 5/20-5/27 Link

Monthly Observances

ALS Awareness Month (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or Lou Gehrig's Disease) Link

American Wetlands Month Link

APS ( Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome) Awareness Month Link

Arthritis Awareness Month Link

Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month Link

Awareness of Medical Orphans Month Link

Better Hearing & Speech Month Link

Borderline Personality Disorder Month Link

Brain Tumor Awareness Month Link

Carrots and Cauliflower Month Link

Celiac Awareness Month Link

Clean Air Month Link

Community Living Month (Ontario, Canada) Link

Creative Beginnings Month Link

EcoDriving Month Link

Family Wellness Month Link

Fibromyalgia Education and Awareness Month Link

Freedom Shrine Month Link

Get Caught Reading Month Link

Gifts From The Garden Month Link

Go Fetch! Food Drive for Homeless Animals Month Link

Grapefruit and Kiwi Month Link

Haitian Heritage Month Link

Heal the Children Month Link

Healthy Vision Month Link

Huntington's Disease Awareness Month Link

International Audit Month Link

International Business Image Improvement Month Link

International Civility Awareness Month Link

International Victorious Woman Month Link

Jewish-American Heritage Month Link

Latino Books Month Link

Lupus Awareness Month Link

Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection & Prevention Month Link

Motorcycle Safety Month Link

National Allergy/Asthma Awareness Month Link

National Barbecue Month Link

National Better Hearing Month Link

National Bike Month Link

National Egg Month Link

National Family Month (5/13 to 6/17)  Link

National Foster Care Month Link

National Good Car Keeping Month Link

National Hamburger Month Link

National Hepatitis Awareness Month Link

National Inventors Month Link

National Meditation Month Link

National Mental Health Month Link

National Military Appreciation Month Link

National Moving Month Link

National Osteoporosis Prevention Month Link

National Photo Month Link

National Physical Fitness & Sports Month Link

National Physiotherapy Month Link

National Preservation Month Link

National Salad Month Link

National Salsa Month (the food) Link

National Smile Month 5/20 – 6/20 Link

National Stroke Awareness Month Link

National Vinegar Month Link

National Youth Traffic Safety Month Link

Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month (aka NF Month) Link

Older Americans Month Link

Personal History Month Link

React Month Link

Revise Your Work Schedule Month Link

Skin Cancer Awareness Month Link

Strike Out Strokes Month Link

Sweet Vidalia Onions Month Link

Teen CEO Month Link

Tennis Month Link

Tay-Sachs and Canavan Diseases Month Link

Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month (5/15 - 6/15) Link

Ultra-violet Awareness Month Link

(World) Lyme Disease Awareness Month Link

Young Achievers of Tomorrow Month Link



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