Teaching special events and topics for May 2019

Bring fun and laughter to your lesson plans with this selection of teaching events and topics for May 2020 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...


International Space Day

1st May 2020

Explore our International Space Day activities for schools.


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,



Europe Day

9th May 2020

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

National Smile Month

May 13th - June 13th 2020

 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

13th May 2020

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.


International Day of Families

15th May 2020

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

18th - 22nd May 2020

 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. 


Ramamdan and Eid

April 23rd - May 23rd 2020

Celebrate this holy month with our Ramadan activities. Decorate and print Ramadan lanterns, write about Ramadan using our photographs, clip art and text tools. Children can also make a feast for Eid al-Fitr.


Africa Day

25th May 2020

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



28th - 30th May 2020

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


FA Cup Final

23rd May 2020

Celebrate the final of the oldest football tournament in the world with our range of Busy Things football resources.


Spring activities

March 20th - June 20th 2020

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.


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