Making daisy chains is a great activity for sunny days in the garden, park or countryside. A therapeutic exercise, kids will have lots of fun as they develop their hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills.
Fun fact!The word “daisy” is thought to come from the Old English phrase “daes eag”, meaning “day’s eye”. These pretty flowers close up at night and open again in daylight!
About the activity
Head out into the garden, park or countryside and find a nice grassy area where daisies are growing. Depending how long you want your chain to be, pick a few daisies from the bottom of their stems.
Using your fingernail, make a slit in the stem of one daisy and then carefully thread the stem of another through it to connect the flowers. Continue picking, slitting and threading until your chain is the length you want it!
To connect the ends of the chain, make a longer slit in the stem of the end flower, then carefully slip the head of the first daisy through it. Will you make a necklace, bracelet or crown?!