A selection of herbs – basil, mint, sage, tarragon, thyme and parsley.
A chopping board.
Blindfold (not compulsory).
What age foodie? 2-3 years up.
What do we do?
Lay the herbs out on the chopping board with their name below each. Ask the children to smell each of the herbs and name them. Do this several times. Then ask them to close their eyes, smell the herb, put it back and see if they can identify which herb it was. It can be fun to use blindfolds for this one.
Sensory and memory skills, building imaginations. Introduction to naming herbs.