May Day basket game
by Amanda Reed inMagazine committee member May Day baskets are an old tradition and very fun to make. The game is simple: You bring the baskets to your neighbors’ homes and you place a basket in front of the door. Ring the doorbell (or knock) and when you hear them coming, run away as fast as you can. If they catch you, they have to give you a kiss on the cheek.
Flowers: 1. Using the colorful paper; draw and cut out flower shapes. Be creative! 2. Punch a hole in the middle of each flower and slide them onto the Tootsie Pops. Voila! Tootsie Flowers!
What you’ll need: • plastic cup • 3 to 4 Tootsie Pops • colorful paper • pipe cleaners • jelly beans (or leftover Easter grass) • markers
1. Take your cups and your markers and color like crazy! 2. With help from mom or dad, poke a hole on each side of your cup. 3. Take a pipe cleaner and attach one end to each hole, to make a handle. If you have three pipe cleaners, you can braid them together.
To finish: Extra fun: Older kids can make Origami Flowers instead!
1. Fill your basket up! If you are using Easter grass, shove a bunch in there so that your flowers will stand up. If you are using jelly beans, fill the cup until it is an inch from the top. 2. Plant your flowers and you are done!
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