MAY DAY BASKETS

MATH
Talk about the study of rotation and degrees. At what angle must the type or pictures be flipped or rotated so the finished pieces will look like it is being viewed right side up?

HISTORY
The history of May Day had been a long standing tradition in many different countries. Discuss its origin and what other customs from other countries are celebrated in a similar fashion.

LANGUAGE ARTS
What could make the beautiful basket of flowers more complete than a love letter to Mom or a special loved one. Make sure spelling and punctuation are correct. Spray the letter with a hint of perfume and place it in the lovely basket with the flowers. This is a real keeper.

SCIENCE
Botany is a fascinating study. Discuss what type of plants that could be grown and studied before cutting and arranging them in the basket. Keep in mind color schemes.

EXTENSION
Create an exhibit Let the students play a role in community involvement and donate some May Day baskets to local hospitals or local retirement community centers. Volunteer with agencies who visit the home-bound.

Art Infused Cross Curriculum Educational Lesson Ideas – May Day Baskets

Ideas for ART INFUSED Cross Curriculum Lesson Plans

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