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Free May Printables: Celebrate Mother’s Day, Teacher Appreciation, and Spring with Fun Coloring Pages and More!

Printables are a great way to save money, and they’re also a fun way to make your home unique. Whether you’re looking for an easy way to decorate your child’s room or want something special for Mother’s Day, printables can help you create exactly what you want without breaking the bank.

Free Printables Featured for May

  • Two Different Calendar Designs for the Month of May
  • Two Daily To-Do Lists & a Weekly To-Do List
  • Four Gift Card Holder Designs for National Teacher’s Day May 2
  • Five Coloring Pages and Four Home Decor for Mother’s Day May 14
  • Four Designs for Weekly Meal Planners
  • Three Spring Themed Home Decor Designs
  • Four Spring-Themed Coloring & Activity Pages

To download the files either right-click the image of the printable you want below and save it as a PNG in a folder on your computer. Or click the download link under the images to save as a PDF on your computer. All files are sized at 8.5X11 standard page size. 


What Are Free Printables?

Printables are downloadable files that can be printed on paper or cardstock and then cut out into various shapes and sizes. Printables are useful in so many aspects of life. They can make life easier, help you get organized, help with homeschooling, and keep you on track with your daily tasks. Printables are a great way to save money and time. They’re also a fun way to personalize your home decor, and decorations when hosting an event, or just want to add some extra flair to your holiday celebrations. Printables are all over the internet and there are so many free printable options out there for pretty much every occasion you can think of. They’re perfect for creating custom invitations, party favors, and decorations; there are even printable coloring pages available!

Gift card designs are 2 to a page. The download link contains all four designs.


How to Use Free Printables

The best way to use free printables is to get creative. Think about how you can incorporate them into your home decor, party planning, or sweet gifts from kids (or adults) who love to color!

Here are some ideas:

  • Use the calendars in your home or office to add a pop of color and organization.
  • Give coloring pages to your kids to color so they have a unique and special gift for Mom!
  • Tape them onto the wall (or ceiling!) as decoration for your child’s room.
  • Print off cute sayings or images to place in a frame for home decor.
  • Use fun printables for homeschooling or to help your preschooler learn their colors or numbers.
  • Place printables into a binder for easy organization of calendars or coloring pages for your child.


Tips for Making the Most of Free Printables

It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of free printables and forget that they are only as good as their execution. Here are some tips for making sure your printables are high quality:

  • Make sure you have the right printer. Some printers may not be able to handle certain types of paper or ink, so it’s best to check before printing!
  • Use good quality paper. You’ll want something thick that won’t bleed through when you use markers or pens on it–and if you’re going for an especially nice look, consider using card stock instead!
  • Have patience with yourself! Making mistakes is part of learning how to do things well; just try again until everything turns out perfectly!
  • If you are printing on the front and back (like for a Mother’s Day Card) make sure to use good thick card stock. You will need to print on one side of the paper and flip it over and replace it in the printer to print the other side.


Tips for Printing at Home

Printing at home is a great way to save money and make sure you have the right printouts for your needs. But if you’re new to printing, it can be confusing! Here are some tips for getting the best results from your printer:

  • Make sure that the paper type matches what you want to print on. If you don’t know what kind of paper works best for your project, ask someone who does (like an expert librarian or teacher) or look it up online. You’ll need different types of paper if you want regular copies or ones with fancy borders or designs on them–and sometimes even one type won’t work well enough! So make sure before starting out on this adventure that all materials are compatible with each other as well as appropriate for whatever purpose they were intended for (if any).
  • If possible try printing multiple copies at once instead of doing single-page prints individually; this saves time and energy while still giving good-quality results.* Use high-quality settings when setting up your printer so there aren’t any problems later down the line when trying something new.* Be mindful about ink cartridges too! They run out quickly depending upon how often they’re used so always keep extras stocked away somewhere safe where no one else can find them easily enough either accidentally knocking over onto themselves accidentally spilling all over someone else’s clothing – especially during those hot summer months when everyone wants nothing more than wearing shorts everywhere possible without worrying about ruining their wardrobe by having wet patches appear everywhere due to careless mistakes made by others around us who fail miserably at caring about anything except themselves only caring about themselves alone.


Organizing Printed Printables

Printed printables can be organized in a variety of ways. You can keep them in a binder or put them in folders and file them away. If you prefer a more DIY approach, you could even store them in an old shoebox!
Here are some tips for how to organize printed printables:

  • Use dividers to separate categories of information (such as “food” and “health”). This will help keep things organized when looking through the binder later on.
  • If using folders or binders, label each one with the category name so it will be easy to find what you’re looking for when searching through your collection later on.


Meet Ashley, a talented graphic designer, devoted partner, and proud mom to a sweet toddler. After years of working in the design industry, Ashley decided to take a break and focus on her new family. She's been adjusting to life as a stay-at-home mom, finding joy in watching her little one grow and learn. After the birth of her child in March 2022 and a full year of recovering from birth injuries, Ashley decided to take control of her health and restart her weight loss journey. She has been sharing her progress on her blog, offering tips and advice for others who are also trying to get back into shape since 2018, and is excited to jump back in. In addition to her weight loss journey, Ashley loves to write about all aspects of mom life on her blog. Ashley shares her experiences and knowledge with other moms who are also navigating the challenges of motherhood. With her graphic design skills, Ashley creates beautiful and inspiring posts that keep her readers coming back for more.

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