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Published on April 20, 2024
Scott County's Cleary Lake Park Invites Families for a Festive May Day Celebration with Kids Craft EventSource: Unsplash/Gautam Arora

Spring is in full swing and Cleary Lake Regional Park is beckoning families to celebrate May Day with a morning of stories, nature, and crafts. On Wednesday, May 1 from 10-11:30 AM, the park will host "My Preschooler & Me," a special program designed for the little ones, ages 2 to 6, plus an accompanying adult.

It's not just another walk in the park, according to the Scott County website which states, “Spend a morning enjoying story time, nature exploration, and a craft.” Kids and their grown-ups will have the opportunity to gather around for the reading of “On the Morn of May Fest,” a tale that draws upon the vibrant traditions of May Day. Following the story, the group will embark on a leisurely jaunt through the park, keeping an eye out for signs of spring's arrival on the prairie and in the woods.

But that's not all – the event promises a hands-on experience as well. Each participant will have the chance to make a May Day basket, a nod to the time-honored practice of leaving surprise baskets filled with flowers and sweets on a neighbor's doorstep. The cost to join in the festivities is a modest $6, a small price to pay for a basketful of memories.

Those interested should act fast – reservations are a must for this popular event. With limited space available, potential attendees are prompted to call 763-559-6700 to secure their spot. As noted on the Scott County website, “All participants will be able to create a traditional May Day basket to surprise someone special!”

It’s a chance for families to engage with nature and share in the festive atmosphere that comes with spring. Children can enjoy the simple pleasures of a story, the fresh air of springtime exploration, and the joy of crafting something by hand. And, let's be real, what parent doesn't relish the opportunity to tire out their energetic preschooler with a morning adventure in the great outdoors? For more information, just reach out to the number provided. Remember, spots are limited so don’t sleep on making those reservations.