Would you love to teach your kids about herbs?
Learning herbs with kids is fun, and it’s easy to do no matter where you live.
After years of buying calendula cream (a healing cream used for rashes, wounds and bites) we grew calendula for the first time, infused calendula oil and made homemade salve and calendula cream. After this first experience I wanted to dive deeper into learning more about herbs.
That was 15 years ago and now our family loves to grow herbs, forage for them and use them in so many incredible ways.
You can also grow a herb garden for tea, medicine and culinary kitchen foods!
Would your family love to learn more about herbs?
This blog post will cover some tips in addition to me sharing the excitement of my new herb study.
Kids Herb Study
This is a year-round herb study organized by the seasons. Learn how to plan your home herb garden, forage for wild plants, use fresh herbs in the kitchen, for herbal remedies and body care products.
For ages K-12 (and adults!)
What you will Learn:
- How to identify and use herbs from your backyard, foraging or herb garden
- Learn some history of uses, latin names, parts of plants and beneficial properties
- Understand your local seasonal rhythm and what herbs are available when
- Read herb folk tales
- Plan a backyard herb garden or indoors
- Harvest and preserve herbs from your garden or your foraging adventures
- Make body or health care products such as salves, syrups, lotion bars, bath salts, herbal eye pillows and more
- Research culinary recipes to make food with bursts of flavour
- Make herb crafts, gifts, host a herbal tea party and sprout a ginger plant and more
Includes 163 pages, beautiful illustrated herb profiles, seasonal recipes and fun.
Download the sample here–> Herbs Study for Kids Sample.pdf
Planning your herb garden
What fresh herbs does your family use or buy?
What herbal tea do you enjoy?
Do you love certain recipes that include dried herbs?
Do you have the space for perennial herbs or just annuals?
What are perennial herbs vs annuals?
These are just some of the questions you’ll answer using the herb study to plan your family’s herb garden.
Other ideas for teaching kids about herbs
- Grow a herb garden and harvest for tea, medicine, or culinary delight! I recommend calendula, borage, sage, oregano, basil, catnip, lavender
- Learning with some wonderful herb books. Our favorite is Kid’s Herb Book, A: For Children of All Ages which includes folklore tales, recipes and crafts.
- Our family loves to play the wildcraft board game. We also use the cards for identification if we’re learning about a certain herb or wild plant. The wildcraft board game is from Learning Herbs which also offers the Herb Fairies book series. Once every spring they open up the Herb Fairies Book club, or you can buy the herb fairies books too.
- Make medicine for your family. I love Rosemary Gladstar’s Herbs for Children’s Health: How to Make and Use Gentle Herbal Remedies for Soothing Common Ailments.
- Herbal Root Zine is an online magazine. Each one focuses Check out their freebies page too for herb bingo & more.
- Go on adventure walks and learn how to forage. We enjoy harvesting medicinal elderberries and make elderberry syrup.
- Herb coloring books are fun and can help ask questions of what wild plants, wildflowers or herbs exist.
Learning herbs is great for homeschoolers or herbal families that love making their own products from scratch.
Do you have any fav resources for learning herbs with kids?
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