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How To Make a Daisy Chain
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How To Make a Daisy Chain

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Why?

Go back to your own childhood by showing your little ones how to make a daisy chain. This will help with hand/eye coordination, patience, counting skills, and comparative language (bigger/smaller, taller/shorter).

How Long will This Take Me?

This can keep children pre-occupied for quite some time. Start with them to offer a helping hand and show any tips, and then let them get on with creating their own. Once they know how to make a daisy chain, this is an activity that they will repeat for many years to come! This is best in warmer months, when daisies grow in abundance.

What Will I Need?

  • Lots of daisies!
  • Friends to make it all more fun
  • Fairly long nails (if you all have very short nails, improvise a safe tool to help)

How Do I Do It?

  1. Find somewhere with plenty of daisies.
  2. Show the children the best type of daisy to pick to make a chain – longer stalks make life much easier.
  3. Explain how to use a thumbnail to split the stalk halfway down.
  4. Thread another daisy through the hole, then split this stalk… carry on until the daisy chain is a length you/they are happy with!did you know daisy

Top Tips!

  • Suggest different things that the daisy chains could be made into – headbands, bracelets, necklaces, crowns, even to go around the kitchen table!
  • If they dry their daisy chain in the airing cupboard, it will last a long time and can be used to decorate the kitchen, their bedroom, the bathroom – or wherever you like.

Fact File

  • In ancient Roman times, daisy juice was used to treat and heal wounds
  • The life cycle of a daisy is 2 years
  • Daisies grow everywhere in the world apart from in Antarctica
  • Daisy leaves are edible and are rich in vitamin C

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