They gathered spring
flowers. They made crowns of daisies. Why not make a crown of
daisies and celebrate May Day? You can celebrate it just as in the
past! Read on and find out what would happen on May Day.
When the sun rose, the
May day fun continued. Villagers met in the woods to choose the tree
that would become the Maypole. The chosen tree was the tallest,
slimmest tree that could be found in the forest. It was carried into
the village. All the villagers paraded along with it.
The villagers chose a
May Queen. The new Queen
was crowned with fresh
spring flowers. The villagers cheered and flung flower petals into
the air. The crowd danced into the village square. The Maypole
was painted and decorated with ribbons, flowers, and bright
handkerchiefs. The strongest
people pushed and pulled until the maypole stood straight. Now it
was time to dance around the Maypole.
Make your own easy May
Day pole that is not as heavy as a real tree. Be a Queen or King or put
the names of the children in a basket and choose a Queen for the
May Day celebrations.
Now put on your crown of daisies and the May pole is ready and set.
Are you ready to sing the May Day song below? Great!