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
Our last week of summer camp this year is all about
one of the fairest of flowers, roses!
Do you know that as well as being food for the soul, roses are medicinal and edible? Kids love roses, really! Little eyes light up with joy every time we use them at the preschool. Often they want to give what ever we are making with roses to their mom, so sweet!Read More
Long ago I learned the magic of simply placing a sprig of mint or lemon balm in my water bottle. After a half hour or so the water takes on a lovely light taste of the herb. My kids love herbal waters and I often put a sprig of mint into their water bottles if they are headed out and about for the day. Yet when we spend the day at home, I have found that filling a pitcher with water and herbs doesn't seem to attract their attention.Read More
Our sixth week of summer camp is all about being scientists while having lots of fun!
Projects and Experiments
These projects and experiments are great ways to introduce kids to some basic scientific concepts while engaging the child in learning about the world around them.Read More
♥ Time to play with mint! ♥
Our fifth week of summer camp is all about one of my family's favorite herbs, mint!
Projects and Recipes
We have a huge mint patch in our backyard. It started years ago when I planted a little peppermint plant next to a little spearmint plant. With the passage of time they have grown and spread, intermingling into a luscious green wonder. We also have a big whiskey barrel in our yard where chocolate mint plays with a raspberry bush and pansies. The result is that I have plenty of mint to enjoy with my family. You don't need lots of mint to do these projects, just a bit will do. But if you have a lot of mint, these projects will help you and your kids enjoy it!Read More
♥ Let's play in the garden ♥
Our third week of summer camp is all about plants and bugs!
Botany & Gardening
Here are some fun ways to learn about plants, play in the garden and even raise your own "herb babies!"Read More
♥ Let's explore herbs and aromas with play dough. ♥
Our second week of summer camp is all about play dough!
Playing with play dough provides an opprotunity for creation and stress relief for little kids. It is a tactile experience that helps kids explore the world. Add herbs and essential oils to the play dough and you have a therapeutic aromatherapy experience happening too. This week join us in making lots of different herbal play dough combinations.Read More
Does your little fairy have a birthday party to go to soon?
Here is a fun project idea for creating a wonderful gift for fairy lovers of all kinds.
A few weeks ago my daughter little V had a birthday party to attend. We decided to create a make your own fairy garden kit to gift one of her best friends on her special day. We created a complete enchanted garden in a pot with lots of room for personalization; the perfect present from one fairy loving little girl to another.Read More
♥ Let's visit with the wee fairy folk ♥
Our first week of summer camp is all about fairies!
Below you will find books, projects and even online sites you can visit as you delve into the world of fairies. Do as many of these activities as you want!
These make the perfect little friend for playing with in the garden!
Over the years I have crafted many wee fairy friends with my daughters, my daughters' friends and my little friends at preschool. Each fairy is as unique as the child who made it, right down to their hand-drawn faces.Read More