Learning About Herbs

As we patiently wait for our herbs to grow, we have been enjoying some activities to help us learn more about them. I have always been intrigued by herbs and their healing properties, so I am learning right along with the girls.

Here are some of the ways we are learning to identify and use common herbs…
We made beeswax models of our favorite herbs.

We printed free photo cards and played herb memory and go fish.

Wildcraft is a great game for learning about the healing properties of herbs.

Coloring has really helped us with herb identification.


With over 10 years of EDU experience and a growing family, Mariah started Playful Learning in 2008 as a resource for parents and teachers. In 2010 Playful Learning received the Parent’s Choice Gold Medal, and in August of 2011, Shambhala Publications released her first book, Playful Learning: Develop Your Child’s Sense of Joy and Wonder. Mariah has an M.S. Ed in Elementary Education and was that girl sitting in the back of class thinking about what she would do differently if she was the teacher. Now she is happily working with a team of gifted educators to bring life-changing lessons to children, families, and schools around the world. In her free time she can be found taking long walks, enjoying a cup of tea, or swimming in the Atlantic with her husband and two daughters.


“Mariah Bruehl is a professional, highly creative and passionate person who communicates hope and positivism to others. Her dedication and expertise provides parents like me with the support and guidance needed for supplementing and enriching our children’s education. Mariah is a one of a kind educator that is making a great difference out there in the world.”

– Elsa Mora

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