Teaching special events and topics for May 2023

Bring fun and laughter to your lesson plans with this selection of teaching events and topics for May 2023 from Busy Things for Schools. Everything here ties in with a special event or celebration, so you can create exciting and engaging themed lessons around a particular topic. We’ve got all sorts of seasonal events to choose from, including Africa Day games, Ramadan and Eid activities, and VE Day primary resources. Take a look at full range of May activities below.


Try out all these resources in your classroom and lots more...


Spring activities

March - June 2023

Learn about the season of Spring with our seasons resources. Busy Things includes downloadable Spring activity packs and ready-made writing templates with Spring photographs and clip art.


International Space Day

5th May 2023

Explore our International Space Day activities for schools.




Coronation Day

6th May 2023

Celebrate King Charles' and the Queen Consort's coronation with our special activities and offline topical pack. 




Europe Day

9th May 2023

Celebrate peace and unity in Europe with our Europe Day activities.

VE Day - New Resource needed

8th May 2020

2020 marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day. Use our range of Busy Things resources to commemorate this momentous day in your classroom,



International Day of Families

15th May 2023

A day to celebrate the importance of family and heighten awareness of issues that affect families all over the world.

Children can use our templates to draw and write about their own family.


Walk to School Week

15th - 19th May 2023

 An initiative organised by Living Streets - Walk to School Week encourages Primary school children to understand the benefits of walking!


Take a poll and get your class to make a Busy Things graph of how they get to school. 


National Smile Month

17th May - 17th June 2023

 National Smile Month is the largest and longest-running campaign to promote good oral health.  Why not use our teeth labelling activities to promote discussion about the importance of looking after our teeth.


National Numeracy Day

17th May 2023

National Numeracy Day is an annual celebration of the importance of numbers in everyday life.


Busy Things includes a huge range of math and numeracy resources for ages 3-11.

Africa Day

25th May 2023

Ask your class to label the countries of Africa for Africa Day!



4th - 6th June 2022

Children can write about the holy Jewish Festival of Shavuot using Busy Things templates.


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