Yes I remember making them in school and I thought they were so pretty. LOL, one useful thing I learned in school and was able to use it in my adult life.
When my children were small I always made a chain for them to count the days until Christmas, when they got old enough they would make the chain. It was so much easier for them then telling them how many days. All they had to do was see the chain and how short it was getting. They now do it with their children.
They are also very pretty to make using pretty wrapping paper . Or even last year's Christmas cards.