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Herb necklace

Students choose a herb to make into a smelly necklace.
Science content (2016 curriculum): 
Biology: Features, Adaptations of Living Things (K, 1, 3, 7)
Biology: Sensing, Organ Systems (4, 5, 6)
Science topic (2005 curriculum connection): 
Life Science: Characteristics of Living Things (grade K)
Life Science: Plant Growth and Changes (grade 3)
Lessons activity is in: 
  • Fresh herb leaves
  • Small clear tube per student
  • Necklace thread per student

Students choose a herb that they like.
Take one leaf (or a couple of smaller leaves), roll them to crush them a little, and stuff them in the tube.
Hang the tube on the necklace.


Good to pair with a herb smell activity.

Add the name of the herb to the necklace, and maybe the molecule image for older student.

Grades tested: 
Gr K
Gr 1
Christy Wong
Kecia Boecking
Teaching site: 
McBride Elementary