Herbs and Spices {Spice it up! Fun and facts booklet}

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Did you know that the Egyptians used thyme as part of the mummification process?

This 42 page ‘fun and facts’ Herbs and Spice booklet is designed to accompany and add depth to your herb growing and eating experiences!



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42 page ‘spice it up’ mini booklet ~ page topics include:

• What’s the difference between an herb and a spice?
• Complete the herb and spice fact file templates (e.g. where does your herb originate from? What part can you eat? What’s the botanical and common name for your herb etc.)
• Color the words to show which herbs and spices you’ve cooked with, eaten or grown
• 4 fun herb activities (Make a herbal ‘bath-sock; make some flavoured water; create a ‘tussie-mussie’ + herbal play dough)
• Back in the old days – facts about herbs in history
• A selection of herb themed coloring pages
• Tips for creating herb themed gardens (Pizza garden, tutti-fruity garden, insect garden + Peter rabbit!)
• Places to include photographs and sketches
• Record you herbs grown from ‘plant to plate’
• Places to sellotape and label pressed herbs and ground spices
• Labelling the parts of your favourite herb
• 10 herb related challenges (Take a photo of a meal you’ve cooked that includes herbs or spices - glue it into your booklet; Speak with a gardener - what herbs do they plant in their garden every year? What do they think are the trickiest and easiest herbs to grow? Use the zoom on your camera to take a close up shot of a beautiful part of your herb plant; Recycle an old container into a little herb planter etc.)
• How many new words can you make with the letters in the word HERBACEOUS?
• What herbs grow in your country? Do you have any herbs that are native to your local area? What types of plants and herbs did the indigenous people of your land use? Recording sheet.
• Some stay safe guidelines when growing, picking and eating herbs
• Herbs and spices Can/Have/Are recording sheet
• Fresh or dry? Tips for preserving your herb harvest
• Did you know that cinnamon is made from a tree bark? All herbs and spices are plants, but we eat different parts from each plant or tree…
• Use a magnifying glass to carefully study your herb plant
• What are your top 5 favorite herbs?
• Did you know that herbs play an important role in attracting beneficial pollinating insects like bees into the garden? What do the bees like best in your garden?
• What herbs are used for what? A brief overview covering culinary, medicinal, tea, sacred/religious uses, perfume, bug repelling and beneficial insect attracting properties of herbs
• Did you know… (Facts about herbs and spices: e.g. did you know that black pepper is the worlds most traded spice?)
• Research a specific herb and record your findings (example about thyme included plus a blank template)
• Add the vowels to complete the herb and spice words
• Sketch a pumpkin flower
• Mapping herb origin facts on a world map
• Herb and spice word find
• Herb acrostic poem template


Looking for other plant resources? You might want to have a peek at these!

Potato Pack {Silly spuds garden activities and booklet}.
Vegetables {Fun and facts booklet - Viva la veges!}.
Pumpkin Party! {Fun and facts booklet about pumpkins}.


This resource is also included as part of this great value bundle:

Get Growing Bundle! {Seeds, veggies, herbs, flowers, trees + more}.



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