Would you like to discover how to use herbs and herbal preparations wisely? As with anything, there are benefits and risks to using herbs. Yet there are simple guidelines that can help us to approach and use herbs safely! The more you know when using herbs the safer you will be! And while nothing is 100% safe, by using common sense, listening to our bodies, and following guidelines used by herbalists, we can learn to use herbal preparations wisely. Find resources below to help set you on the path to enjoying herbs with surety.Read More
Imagine if your child’s favorite new book series also taught them how to use herbs. Herb Fairies does just that, empowering kids to use herbs to stay healthy. Each spring with the flush of new green plant life springing forth, my friends at LearningHerbs open the Herb Fairies Book Club for kids to come and learn during the coming year! Visit LearningHerbs and join in the fun!Read More
These sweet little sock snowman couldn’t be easier or more fun to make, especially when they are all stuffed with aromatic dried herbs. The addition of herbs to the snowman’s stuffing imparts a bit of delightful wonder to these adorable creatures. And these squishy sock snowman will give off a wonderful fragrance when squeezed and loved.Read More
I want to let you know about a wonderful learning tool that the lovely folks at The Herbal Academy Of New England and I have created. We have been busy putting together a series of posts for teaching kids about the basics of herbalism. The series is written for kids to read and designed to inspire children to exploration the world of herbalism. We have lessons on everything from botany to pharmacy to gardening.Read More
This week I have a this fun little guest post over at Red and Honey that is all about one of my favorite things, sharing herbs with kids!
Children and herbs go together like two peas in a pod. For almost a decade I have had the pleasure of working with children and herbs at a little home-based preschool and I have yet to meet a kiddo who isn’t fascinated by herbs.
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Host a super fun, messy, gooey spa day for your little ones and their friends. Perfect for a hot summer day!
This is a great way for kids to explore using natural materials to care for their bodies while providing a fun activity filled with tactile, creative opportunities.Read More
We used the most colorful sand, all the colors of the rainbow in fact, each scented with it’s own special essential oil to create our latest works of art. All the colors and scents make for a very richly sensory experience. The kids simply loved this project!Read More
Kids love herbal teas. Tasty teas and kids go right along together like two peas in a pod. Herbal teas are a nourishing beverage option for children that are full of vitamins and minerals while offering health boosting properties such as easing digestion, strengthening against viral illness and relaxing the nervous system. Much better for little bodies than juice and soda pop.Read More
The other day it was frigid fifteen degrees outside and we found ourselves cooped up with 15 wiggly, silly preschoolers. Luckily I had the perfect project for such a day. Armed with mortar, pestle and a large supply of lavender blossoms, the kids and I settled down for some serious grinding and pounding work. As we passed the mortar and pestle around our little circle, I encouraged the kiddos to smell the flowers while they pounded. Within minutes our circle became peaceful with everyone looking on and inhaling the beautifully calming fragrance of lavender. When we were done playing with the mortar and pestle we took our ground up flowers combined them with salt and lavender essential oil to create a fun art supply.Read More
It has been a long time since I have shared a fun kid activity or recipes. Far too long! So here is our newest creation. It is all-natural (except for the glitter) and beautifully colored with powered flower petals.Read More