National Strawberry Month

May is National Strawberry Month so it is time to pick a favorite family recipe and make plans for a special occasion. Strawberries are listed in George Macculloch’s (1775-1858) garden journal every year so it is likely strawberries were enjoyed by his family every spring.

Did you know that strawberries are grown in every single U.S. state and Canadian province? Or that the next full moon on June 5 is called the Strawberry Moon?

strawberry paper garland

DIY Paper Strawberry Garland by Kelly Lanza.

While you enjoy your strawberries, make a strawberry garland and read/listen to a story about strawberries listed here.

The First Strawberries: A Cherokee Story retold by Joseph Bruchac
Jamberry by Bruce Degen
Strawberries Are Red by Petr Horacek
The Very Berry Counting Book by Jerry Pallotta
The Strawberry Garden by Lia Yaffe Talmar
The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear by Don and Audrey Wood (Read in English by Mister Kipley’s Classroom Learning Adventures and in Spanish by Storyteller/Lector Marvin J. Morazan)

Visit a local farm, like Alstede Farms and Stony Hill Farms, for strawberry picking.

strawberries in tray

Topic: Celebrating Holidays
Age / Level: 1, Primary