Thursday, April 30, 2009

May 1, MayDay Celebration, A tradition and FingerPrint Friday?

Fairy Branch

Here's a branch of snowy May!
A branch the Fairies gave me!
Who would like to dance today
With the branch the fairies gave me?
Dance away Dance away
Holding high the branch of May!
Dance away dance away
Holding high the branch of May!

I love Mayday and I love fairies and if there was going to be a day to see a fairie today would be the day! This is such a nice tradition to start in your school!
My daughter went to a waldorf preschool where they did a fancy maypole with real dance movements. I learned a lot there about Maypoles and fairies! I switched her over to a public elementary school. In 1st grade my then husband and I built a maypole and donated it to the shool. All the kids and parents signed the pole and dated it with th year. Some of the other parents and I made fairy wreaths for the girls hair and bell bracelets for the boys. We made a picnic lunch and took 2 of the lucky classes over to Central Park for a fun afternoon under the cherry blossoms. We did this for 3 years, by 3rd grade the girls were tying the boys to the pole!

Well I don't know if this really qualifies for Fingerprint Friday but I know the times I am happiest and the things that make life meaningful for me are doing things like Mayday celebration and teaching 60 children about something they may have never heard about or participated in if it wasn't for me (this time!) And I am not bragging it is an honor to have been able to participate and initiate this in a public school and to have a principle and teachers that were open to it! And a ton of parents to help out! Happy May!

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littlebird said...

sounds like a wonderful tradition to have started! and i'm laughing at the thought of the girls tying up the boys.
Happy May day to you ; )

artsyclay said...

what fun! Happy May Day!

Anonymous said...

Happy May Day!

Rosebud Collection said...

That picture is one of the most beautiful..It is so enchanting.
It all sounds like so much fun and nice that you shared it with the children..
Happy May Day to you, as well as, Fingerprint Friday.

Brenda said...

It sounds like so much fun, and it's awesome how your hubby made a pole for the school!

Erica said...

that sounds like a lot of fun! and a great tradition :)

Kim @ Everything Etsy said...

That sounds like a blast! I love the items in your Etsy shop...very pretty stuff!


Beadin By The Sea said...

Sounds like a lot of fun, I'm trying to imagine the girls tying the boys to the pole! Happy May Day!

PamperingBeki said...

Very sweet!

Happy May Day (late) to you!