When was the last time you made a daisy chain? Dainty daisies are popping up on grass everywhere at the moment.
If you are one of those people who loves an immaculate lawn, no doubt you will be revving up the lawnmower. If like me you find daisies perfectly delightful, why not pick some and make a daisy chain or crown? If you have children (or not!), it’s a great activity for a sunny day! There are some instructions here.
(Thanks to Mollie for the lovely photo!)
Did you know the common daisy (Bellis perennis) is edible and a useful therapeutic herb? In the past it was used to ease aches, pains and strains in the way that people now use arnica.
Common daisy was known as “Gardeners’ Friend” because it was applied to relieve the aching joints of people who had been crouched down gardening all day. If you would like to have a go at making some daisy ointment, there is nice blog with instructions here
Do you remember these daisies found last year in Newhaven Growing together community garden! I’ve not seen any like these since, but do keep an eye out!
If you have children at home, you may be looking for more outdoor activities for them. Here are some of our suggestions.
Sussex wildlife trust have some brilliant ideas to Go wild at home! This includes building a wildlife pond, a bee nest, a mini nature bar for butterflies, seeds bombs, mammal tunnels and more! You can download the activity sheets here.
If your children love drawing, then they may be interested in a wildlife art competition run by The South Downs National Park
We may not be able to have days out with the kids, but the website of the same name has fifty great ideas here, including garden games, crafts and activities
Wave Leisure also have some good ideas coming in their Get Set Club Home challenge
The Change 4 Life website, which helps everybody to eat well and more more, has some innovative “Shake up” games and more. It also has some great recipes for all to try, and tips to look after the mental health of kids (and frazzled parents!)
The National Trust have the Great Easter Scavenger Hunt you can download
We may not be allowed to drive to the forests to walk and play, but how about a getting active in your garden or nearest green space with the Farmageddon app featuring the fantastic Shaun the Sheep.
And last but not least, do get your kids involved with some gardening! Growing edible food can be fun, and food you grow yourself always seems to taste much better! There are some tips on our website and in the facebook group.
If you don’t have a garden, you could just grow some cress to make some cracking cress head characters!
Do send us your daisy chain photos and if you have any other ideas for these lazy daisy days, do let us know.