Monday, June 1, 2009

Play With Flowers in June

See if you like butter.

Weave a flower crown. Slit each stem with your fingernail, and slip the next stem through. Tie the ends together to finish the crown.

Pick daisy petals, and as you pick them, say this little poem:

One for sorrow,
Two for joy,
Three for a girl,
Four for a boy,
Five for diamonds,
Six for gold,
Seven for a secret,
Never to be told.

Keep going until you have plucked all the petals. What's your fortune?

Your great-great grandmother may have worn a bonnet long, long ago. A bonnet is a hat with a large brim which shades the face. If you have read any of the books by Laura Ingalls Wilder, you have seen some pictures of bonnets. You can make a old-fashioned daisy granny by pinching (or cutting) the petals on a daisy in a bonnet shape, with two little ties hanging down. Use a pencil to draw granny's face. I think it would be fun to see some daisy grannies nodding in the garden on a breezy day.

Some of these ideas are from the delightful book, Sunflower Houses, by Sharon Lovejoy.

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