Here is our newest creation. Every month we make a special themed playdoh at the school and this months is a wonderful wintry holiday playdoh. It is all-natural (except for the glitter), beautifully colored with powered beet root & scented with the softest little tufts of fir needles from our Christmas tree..Read More
Autumn is a wonderful time to learn about the amazing Mint Family (Lamiaceae). There is a delightful abundance of these beautiful plants growing. And the mint family plants make great allies for dealing with winter illness and even emotional stress from school.
The mint family is such a child friendly plant family. Many of the wonderful scents and yummy tastes of plants in this family are easily recognized by children. The plants are so funny too with their square stems and opposite leaves, they make an easy impression on kids.Read More
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
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
We are playing with roses during February so we decided to make rose bud salt this time. We also added sparkly red glitter and glued whole baby rose buds to finish off our art work. I just love baby rose buds, don’t you?
Use this lovely rosy salt to create unique Valentine’s for friends and family!
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
Snap, snap, snap, it's cookie baking time!
That’s what we did at preschool when we made our playdough of the month for November. Did we eat it? Nope. Instead we played with it and created lots of sparkly playdough cookies.Read More
There are just days left until Halloween and if you are searching for easy, creative ideas for hosting a Halloween party, look no further. These activities and treats are perfect for kids from 2 to 8 years old. Happy Halloween!Read More
What is more fun than making your own set of fairy wings adorned with the whims of your fancy? How about gathering beautiful flowers and using their pigments as a background for your wings? Even better, what if you get to smash and bash with a hammer to extract those lovely pigments? Well, if you are a little kid, this is a recipe for fun!Read More