May Day | Daisy Crown and Pole Craft | Alphabet Letter D | Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities
| We are going to celebrate May Day and
that Spring is here in all its splendor. Read to the children
how grown ups and children celebrated May Day long ago - visit
We can also enjoy our May Day just as much and we don't have to carry that heavy tree all the way from the woods. Instead lets make an Easy Daisy Crown and and Easy May Day Pole and dance around it singing a May Day song, select and practice letter D is for Daisy,C is for Crown,or Q is Queen and we will practice the concepts of left and right.
Activity 1 > May Day Daisy Crown Craft
1. Print the happy daisy template twice in color or black and white.
2. Fold a piece of construction paper or card stock in thirds lengthwise and cut along the folds and you will obtain three equal strips. Tape to form a long band. This will be the head band for the crown Measure band around the child head and cut excess paper.
3. The children can color or paint the daisies any colors they like. They will need assistance with cutting the flowers.
4. Place the band flat and have the children glue the daisies from the center until most of the band is covered.
5. Adjust the band around the children's head and make a marking where it is comfortable, and then tape.
Activity 2 > Alphabet > Choose one of the alphabet letters in the materials column.
Activity 3: DLTK's May Day Pole Craft
This activity can be done as a team activity. Every child can contribute by coloring and/or gluing some of the materials to the pole.
1. Cover the tube roll with construction paper or some scraps of nice wrapping paper
2. Print the flowers template in color or black & white and children will color as necessary.
3. Cut the flowers and children glue to the tube.
4. Attach a few crepe paper (streamers), ribbon strips or long strips of construction paper to one side of the tube or "pole".
5. As Leanne from DLTK suggests:
"Attach the pole to something. Some ideas are:
* place it in an empty margarine container with some play dough/clay in the bottom.* take it outside and put it in some dirt or the sandbox.
* tape it to a flat piece of cardboard."
Either choose a King or Queen for the celebration by placing all the names of the children in a basket and pulling a name, or all the children can be Queens and Kings of May Day. Also, you can cut up some tissue, toilet paper or any paper scraps to simulate flower petals the children can fling around the pole as they dance around the pole in the activity described below.
Activity 4 > Practice Right and Left with the May Day Song:
* The short May Day song give us the opportunity to practice the concepts of left and right.
Dance Around the Maypole Song
In and out, in and out,
Weave the ribbons tight;
'Round the Maypole we will dance
To the left and to the right.
* At this point the children should have their crowns on and
the "pole" should be placed somewhere where the children
can move and dance around it.
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