November 2013 – Ode to Oak


This month we celebrate majestic Oak! A traditional medicine and food of the Native Americans, this long lived tree has much to offer. This past month we’ve been harvesting, cracking and preparing acorns to be used in the upcoming months as chai and flour. A staple in both Native American and Asian cuisine, acorns are so often overlooked when they provide lots of nutrition and medicine.


White Oak bark is one of the most astringent herbs, thanks to his tannins, which historically have been used for tanning hides as well as treating diarrhea and many other ailments. This month we’ll explore both the bark and the acorns for use as medicine and food through games, puzzles, stories and songs. I hope you will enjoy learning about Oak as much as I enjoyed writing this issue!


Ode to Oak Table of Contents:

Note to Parents
Supply List
Herb Spirit
All About White Oak
*NEW* Herbal Glossary
Scramble, Search and More: Word Search, Word Scramble, Find the Acorns, Circle the Energetics, Complete the Leaf Drawing, Decipher the Vitamins and Minerals
Herbal Botany
Herbal Lore: How Oak Got His Acorns
Songs and Poems: Harvest Oak Bark Now, Oak Poem
Herbal Recipes: Harvesting Oak Bark, Oak Bark Extract, Oak Bark Decoction, Healing Tooth Powder, Leaching Acorns, Drying Acorns, Roasting Acorns, Acorn Chai
Coloring Page
Herbal Crafts: Herb Pressing/Drawing, Acorn Necklace, Acorn Cap Whistle
Maze: Find your way through the Acorn
Journal: Write your thoughts, medicine making notes and other information about your month with White Oak
Crossword Puzzle

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