[Herbal Rootlets]: No. 20 – What kids should put in their herbal journals

So you’ve decided to have your kids start an herbal journal.

Now what?

What exactly should they “journal” about?

If they need help to get started, these ideas should help!

– Leaf rubbings. They can write the common and botanical name next to the leaves if they know them.

– Poems about plants. They can write their own or look up famous poems about their favorite herbs. Or both.

– Famous paintings of plants. Or their own painting of plants. Or both.

– Monthly drawings of the same plant. This is especially useful for showing growth and changes over the season.

– Photographs of plants. A snapshot of the same plant when it is drawn each month is a nice compliment to the monthly drawings.

– Plant life cycle cards or drawings.

– Venn diagrams comparing two different plants that are seemingly alike. Just how alike are they? Venn diagrams can help with that.

– Favorite recipes using herbs. Make up some recipes and write down the results. They can be recipes for foods, tea blends, or remedies.

– How a particular plant makes them feel when they sit with it.

– A song about the plants. Maybe a Herbal Roots zine song about their favorite one? Or one they’ve made up themselves.

– A chart showing the growth of plants. This works well with the monthly plant drawings and photographs.

– Pressed flowers or leaves. Seeds from the plant.

– Drawings of the various plant parts. The leaves, stems, roots, seeds, flowers, etc.

– Seed catalog collages.

– A list of favorite herbals or herb related story books. (Need a list to get you started? Check out our book list at our website).

– A labeled drawing of a plant flower. Drawings of several plants to compare. Can they see similarities?

– A list of all the plants that grow in the back yard.

– A list of all the plant families that those plants are in. Can they place all their plants under each plant family?

These are just a few suggestions of what to put in their herbal journals. What are some other ideas you might have come up with?
Herbal Blessings,

One Response to “[Herbal Rootlets]: No. 20 – What kids should put in their herbal journals”

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    Makena Pace

    Thank you! I just adore this stuff!

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