You can capture the beauty of the last leaves of Autumn in a lovely spiced salt dough. Scented with sweetly spiced herbs that come from trees, this little Fall craft is a wonderful way to celebrate the beauty of the season and to teach little ones about the magic of trees.Read More
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
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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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
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
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
♥ 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