The Herb Scavenger Hunt and A Garden Tea Party at Toluca Lake Elementary

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This morning in the garden I set the kids off on an herb based scavenger hunt.  I laid out a handful of leaves and we identified each one through their smell; sage, chives, sweet basil, lemon basil, mint and lemon verbena.  We then went throughout the garden locating the plant.  The olfactory sense is strong with these students!

We then settled down to celebrate a new garden class rotation with a tea party!  We mixed in these herbs, along with some cucumbers and beets, in jars.  I discussed their immune systems and how taking care of their bodies by consuming nutrients to protect them from invaders like flu viruses.

We cheers’ed to good health, 5th grade and a the plants!

   

Jessica Brown

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