There are many legends about how the Forget-me-not flower got its name. One of the most popular is that a brave Knight was walking by the river with his Lady. As he bent over to pick some forget-me-not flowers for her, he fell in the river. As he was swept away by the river, he threw the flowers to his Lady and yelled, “Forget me not!”
Explain that today, you will be making Forget-me-not flowers to share with others.
Each student will need:
- 4 blue squares of construction or origami craft paper
- a wooden skewer
- a yellow square of construction paper
- craft glue
Search online for instructions for making simple origami forget-me-not flowers.
Once the flowers have been assembled, have students discuss with a partner who they will give their forget-me-not flower to and why.
Consider asking a local seed or garden store to donate Forget-me-not seed packages to give to special people in their lives who they will never forget.