Here is a unique way to combine environmental, physical, sensory and intellectual stimulation by creating a medicinal herb research project. Start by choosing three herbs, such as fresh rosemary, mint and thyme. Invite your activity partner to research the herbs and create their own special reference cards. Start by smelling the herbs and compare their scents. Then offer pre-printed information about each herb. Encourage your activity partner to read and highlight what they find most interesting. You can then paste images and write facts on the cards. You can even include a snip of the actual herb!
Creating a medicinal herb card collection creates a sense of purpose and offers an on-going meaningful activity!