May 1st had traditionally been a day to celebrate Robin Hood. This goes back centuries. A fun way to celebrate with the kids is to watch Disney's Robin Hood. Each of the characters is portrayed as an animal.
Keeping a small child happy and engaged while the adults are trying to eat and have a decent conversation can be tricky. That is one reason that family restaurants have placemats for coloring. You can have the same thing at home with a Counting Animals Coloring Placemat or a Circus Coloring Placemat.