Herbal Activities for Kids

50 Nature Crafts, Recipes, and Garden Projects

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Pub Date 6 Aug 2024 | Archive Date 6 Aug 2024
Storey Publishing | Storey Publishing, LLC

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A rich, colorful compendium of crafts, cooking, gardening, and nature exploration activities introduces kids ages 7 and up to the versatility and creative fun of working and playing with herbs.

From dandelions to lavender, chamomile, turmeric, and lemon balm, herbs include a wonderfully diverse range of plants for crafting, cooking, and gardening. Kids will love exploring the world of herbs with this lively and colorful collection of 50 nature-based activities created by Molly Meehan Brown and the global community of herbalists who contribute to the Wild Ginger Community Herbal Center.

Filled with photos and the whimsical art of Madison Safer, this eclectic and colorful compilation volume features easy-to-follow projects that engage all five senses.

Includes activities for different ages and interests such as:
  • How to make a pressed flower and herb collage
  • Tie-dye fabric with turmeric
  • Make elderberry syrup
  • Plant a pollinator garden
  • Make wild berry crumble
  • Craft an herbal wreath or a flower bracelet
  • Write a nature haiku
  • Make lemon balm lip balm, and more!

With bits of lore about herbs and herbalism sprinkled throughout, this is the perfect introduction to the versatility and usefulness of herbs for kids ages 7 and up.
A rich, colorful compendium of crafts, cooking, gardening, and nature exploration activities introduces kids ages 7 and up to the versatility and creative fun of working and playing with herbs.


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THIS IS ADORABLE! I absolutely plan on purchasing this once it is available, for both myself and friends. It is well researched, easy to understand, and so full of fun things to do! If you see this, get it.

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This book will be such an amazing resource for summer camp. I cannot wait to try these activities with my students. They are fun, educational, and affordable.

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First, many thanks to Netgalley and Storey Publishing for access to the digital ARC. I loved this title, I am always looking for titles to add in to my homeschooling resources, this one will certainly be added! This work is split up in to easy to pick from sections, using senses at the forefront. I can see these activities being appropriate for all children with proper supervision regardless of age. 50 different activities gives nearly a year full of weekly activity studies. I will cherish this title in my homeschooling regime. Exceptional! Beautiful!

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I absolutely adore this. I am a huge advocate for learning how to be self sufficient. I do think it should be used, but also but fun, and easy to do. This book is perfect for parents if they decide to be hands on, or not. The visuals and step by step instructions help aid a child or parents to do each one. I love how it tells you the importance, teaches you about herbs as well. It is vibrant in colors, and SO many of them I used while teaching my kids. Elderberry DIY was a nice added touch, my kids loved the herbal popsicles, making kale chips, Flower crowns, edible ink! There is SO much more you can do in this book! I tested about 17 of the things in this book and have nothing but high praise!

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I adored this book! Although it's intended for children, there are so many crafts inside that I would love to try as an adult. The illustrations are beautiful and the activities are the right balance of educational and fun. I will definitely be buying a copy for the little ones in my life when this is published. Thank you for the advance copy!

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*Herbal Activities for Kids* by Molly Meehan Brown is an absolute gem for parents, educators, and anyone who loves to share the wonders of nature with children. This book is a treasure trove of engaging and educational activities that introduce kids to the magical world of herbs.

From the moment I opened the book, I was enchanted by the beautifully illustrated pages and the wealth of creative ideas. Molly Meehan Brown has crafted a guide that is both informative and fun, making it easy to get kids excited about nature and herbalism. The activities are thoughtfully designed to be accessible and enjoyable for children of all ages.

One of the standout features of *Herbal Activities for Kids* is its hands-on approach. Each activity is clearly explained and comes with step-by-step instructions, ensuring that both kids and adults can easily follow along. From making herbal crafts to creating simple remedies, there’s a delightful variety of projects that will keep kids engaged and learning.

The book also includes fascinating facts about herbs, helping kids understand the many benefits and uses of these wonderful plants. The sections on gardening and harvesting are particularly useful, providing practical tips for growing and caring for herbs.

What I loved most is how the book encourages a deeper connection with nature. The activities not only teach valuable skills but also inspire a sense of wonder and respect for the natural world. The vibrant illustrations and charming anecdotes add an extra layer of enjoyment, making every page a joy to explore.

I’m optimistic that this beautifully crafted book, with its blend of education and fun, will become a staple in our household. A physical copy is a must-have, as it invites you to fully engage with the activities and share the joy of herbalism with your kids.

If you’re looking for a wonderful way to introduce children to the world of herbs, *Herbal Activities for Kids* is an absolute must-read. Highly recommend!

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Herbal Activities for Kids is full of beautiful illustrations and pictures and the activities are easy to follow along with lots of information on different herbs and their uses

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A good book full of different activities to get children interested in herbs.
Information is clear and instructions are easy to follow.
Will definitely try some of the activities when my kids are off school

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Herbal Activities for Kids is a delightful book with so many fun ideas when harvesting flowers and herbs. My children are 2, 5, and 7 and LOVE playing outside and collecting items from nature, including herbs. If I showed them this whole book, they would want do ALL of the things at once, so I must plan accordingly and choose a few a week. There are some functional uses for herbs included such as for healing and calming (recipes, teas, lip balm, room spray, etc). There are fun arts and crafts projects like a color wheel, mandala, wind chimes, pressed flowers, and my personal favorite- making a pen out of a twig and ink from berries. I love that this book encourages respect and appreciation for nature such as individual responsibility to prevent over-harvesting and one’s own personal history associated with herbalism. There are also fun and interesting facts about herbs and their uses throughout the book. I would highly recommend this book to ANY nature lovers. Thank you NetGalley and Storey Publishing for the opportunity to read and review this title.

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