Monday, February 9, 2009

Herbal Roots for February: Marshmallow

In my debut Herbal Roots monthly activity packet, kids are learning about marshmallow root.

Marshmallow root is a great soothing herb! It can be used for so many things, internally and externally. It treats dry, hacking coughs, and is soothing on the digestive system, used to treat all sorts of problems including ulcers. This month, kids are learning all about marshmallow, learning to make all sorts of healing remedies including teas, poultices and sore throat lozenges. There's even a recipe to make old fashioned marshmallows!

Occasionally on the daily activities calendar page, I create contests and challenges for the kids to participate in. This week, kids have an opportunity to win next month's copy of Herbal Roots for free. All they have to do is write a poem about marshmallow (the medicinal one, not the confection bought at the grocery store) and post it in the comments of this post. All poems must be posted by Monday, February 16, 2009. On Tuesday, February 17, 2009, I'll put all the names into a drawing and select one and announce the winner.

Good luck kids! Let's hear your poems!


Meadow said...

I wrote two poems about chickweed;
chickweed, chickweed,
how does it taste to you?
it is great to me,
chickweed, chickweed,
kinda crunchy,
what do you think of it, good,bad?
eat it, rabbits do,
eat it, humans do,
do you like chickweed?
that was a acrostic poem
Chick grows on the ground,
chickweed grows all around,
everywhere it's found
that was a Haiku

rheawhite said...

Wyntir and I wrote this acrostic poem
many uses
roots, leaves and flowers used
stomach ailments helped
hollyhocks and okra are related
many vitamins like A and B
aleves coughs
loved in candy form
often used for diuretic
works for whopping cough

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