In this activity children use plant materials to create bath bags that can be given as gifts.
Sew small bags by hand from muslin or cheesecloth (use needles with large eyes for ease of threading). For a lavender bath, mix equal amounts of lavender blossoms, comfrey leaves, and Epsom salts, plus several drops of lavender oil.
Cognitive: structure of bath bag, measuring bag content amounts.
Physical: stimulate sense of smell, feel the texture of the leaves, fine motor skills used for hand sewing.
Emotional: using hand sewing skills linked to the past.
Social: reminisce last garden season using garden products.
Spiritual/Creative: thinking of who to give the gift to, creating something beautiful and useful.