May Monthly Activities

Monthly Activities

Websites to Explore

  • Ranger Rick - Explore wildlife and enjoy games, videos, activities, and more with the National Wildlife Federation's children's site.
  • International Children’s Digital Library - This collection of over 3000 children’s books features stories in 15 languages in a kid-friendly reading format.

Books to Read

  • Animals Do, Too!: How They Behave Just Like You by Etta Kaner; illustrated by Marilyn Faucher
  • Baabwaa & Wooliam by David Elliott; illustrated by Melissa Sweet
  • Babies on the Go by LInda Ashman; illustrated by Jane Dyer
  • Baby Animals with their Families by Suzi Eszterhas
  • Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr.; illustrated by Eric Carle
  • Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson; illustrated by Jane Chapman
  • Bee: A Peek-Through Picture Book by Britta Teckentrup
  • Big Cat, Little Cat by Elisha Cooper
  • B is for Buckeye: An Ohio Alphabet by Marcia Schonberg, illustrated by Bruce Langton
  • Bob, Not Bob! by Liz Garton Scanlon & Audrey Vernick; illustrated by Matthew Cordell
  • Butterfly Counting by Jerry Pallotta; illustrated by Shennen Bersani
  • A Butterfly is Patient by Dianna Aston; illustrated by Sylvia Long
  • Caring For Your Lion by Tammi Sauer; illustrations by Troy Cummings
  • A Chicken Followed Me Home! : Questions and Answers About a Familiar Fowl by Robin Page
  • Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa by Erica Silverman; painted by Betsy Lewin
  • Cricket in the Thicket: Poems About Bugs by Carol Murray; illustrated by Melissa Sweet
  • Crow not Crow by Jane Yolen
  • Curious Critters: Ohio by David FitzSimmons
  • The Everything Book of Horses & Ponies by Andrea Mills
  • Eyewonder: Oceans by Samantha Gray
  • Fly Guy Presents: Snakes by Tedd Arnold
  • Follow the Moon Home: A tale of One Idea, Twenty Kids, and a Hundred Sea Turtles by Philippe Cousteau & Deborah Hopkinson; illustrated by Meilo So
  • Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann
  • Grumpy Monkey by Suzanne Lang
  • Hello Goodbye Dog by Maria Gianferrari; illustrated by Patrica Barton
  • Here Comes the Tooth Fairy Cat by Deborah Underwood; illustrated by Claudia Rueda
  • Hooray for Birds! by Lucy Cousins
  • How Do Dinosaurs Choose Their Pets? by Jane Yolen; illustrated by Mark Teague
  • I Don't Like Snakes by Nicola Davies; illustrated by Luciano Lozano
  • I Want to Be a Veterinarian by Laura Driscoll
  • If Sharks Disappeared by Lily Williams
  • If You Give a Mouse a Brownie by Laura Nemeroff; illustrated by Felicia Bond
  • I Like the Farm by Shelley Rotner
  • Is That Wise, Pig? by Jan Thomas
  • Let's Sing a Lullaby with the Brave Cowboy by Jan Thomas
  • Library Mouse by Daniel Kirk
  • Lights Out by Marsha Diane Arnold
  • Lion Lessons by Jon Agee
  • Little Oink by Amy Krouse Rosenthal; illustrated by Jen Corace
  • Little Penguins by Cynthia Rylant; illustrated by Christian Robinson
  • Madeline Finn and the Library Dog by Lisa Papp
  • Mama Lion Wins the Race by Jon J. Muth
  • Moo Moo in a Tutu by Tim Miller
  • Nugget & Fang by Tammi Sauer; illustrated by Michael Slack
  • Ocean: A Visual Encyclopedia by John Woodward
  • Oceans by Andrea Mills
  • Old Bear by Kevin Henkes
  • Otis by Loren Long
  • Over and Under the Pond by Kate Messner with art by Christopher Silas Neal
  • Peep and Egg: I'm Not Hatching by Laura Gehl; illustrated by Joyce Wan
  • Penguins by Jill Esbaum
  • Poor Louie by Tony Fucile
  • Shark Lady: the true story of how Eugenie Clark became the ocean's most fearless scientist by Jess Keating; illustrated by Marta Álvarez Miguéns
  • Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy Shaw; illustrated by Margot Apple
  • Song of the Wild: A First Book of Animals by Nicola Davies; illustrated by Petr Horáček
  • Step Right Up: How Doc and Jim Key Taught the World About Kindness by Donna Janell Bowman; illustrated by Daniel Minter
  • Surf's Up by Kwame Alexander; illustrated by Daniel Miyares
  • There's Nothing to Do! by Dev Petty; illustrated by Mike Boldt
  • What If You Had an Animal Nose? by Sandra Markle; illustrated by Howard McWilliam
  • Wolfie the Bunny by Amy Dyckman; illustrated by Zachariah O'Hora
  • Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell
  • You Don't Want a Unicorn! by Ame Dyckman; illustrated by Liz Climo
  • Zoo Babies by Mary Elizabeth Salzmann
  • Zoo Day by Anne Rockwell; illustrated by Lizzy Rockwell

Read & Rhyme

Day by Day
Oh let’s see
What does the calendar say?

We can practice reading
Learn about healthy eating
We’re learning and growing
Every day

Day by Day
Oh let’s see
What does the calendar say?

Learning ABCs and 123s
Doing fun activities
Singing makes it a breeze
Every day

Day by Day
Oh let’s see
What does the calendar say?


Original artwork by Helen Correll