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
Summer is in full swing. The days are hot and long beckoning forth lovely little plants everywhere! It is the perfect time for an adventure, to go searching for happy, lovely child-friendly herbs that are commonly growing this time of year.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
Did you know that roses are edible? And, did you know that roses are part of a large family of plants (called the Rosaceae family) comprised of some of our most beloved fruits? Fruits like apples, pears, cherries, strawberries, peaches and even almonds are all part of this amazing and delicious plant family.
Learn about the rose family while making a luscious Summertime fruit salad!Read More
Baby rosebuds have always been a favorite of mine and the kids I teach love them too. When we use baby rosebuds for crafting and creating there are always plenty of “ooh's and ah’s” with lots of delighted little fingers exploring the roses.
These barrettes are a wonderful project for creating something beautiful to wear that reminds us of the beauty within.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
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
To me the scent of wild things, of plants and flowers is truly enchanting and brings great joy to my life. Essential oils and hydrosols capture a bit of that magic for us humans to enjoy any time. Hydrosols are the aromatic water that is created during steam distillation of essential oils.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