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
Handcrafting gifts gives children a wonderful sense of heartfelt pride in the precious gifts they share. Enjoy special time with your kiddos while making herbal gifts to share with all the important people in your child’s life such as grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends, and teachers!Read More
A handmade fairy garden is the perfect gift for a special mom. And of course, every mom is special! Created with love, these fairy gardens are as much an artistic expression as a little bit of garden magic.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
It is Springtime and plants are joyfully peeking their heads up through the soil everywhere. There are some happy, lovely child-friendly herbs that are commonly growing this time of year. Often referred to as weeds, these plants are powerfully healing, nutritious, and tasty! A favorite little plant just awaking in the world is violet. Take a walk with your child and see if you can find violet growing in your neighborhood. To help really get to know violet, when you and your child are meeting her share the little stories below and consider creating something tasty or crafty with your new plant friend.Read More
Snow days are so much fun! What could be better than staying home from school and playing in the snow? Sometimes though, kids (and their parents) get stir crazy and need another outlet for all that great kid energy.
The projects below are kid tested for plenty of indoor fun! The addition of fragrant botanicals and essential oils helps to relax everyone while cleansing and freshening the air.Read More
Did you know you can infuse herbs in honey? Well, yes you can! And you end up with a little jar of heaven. The herbs kindly give themselves to the honey resulting in a sweet, gentle preparation that not only tastes amazing but has the healing properties of the herbs and honey all contained in a little jar. The perfect present for friends, family, teachers and, of course, for yourself!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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