This is a great activity for using the five senses to explore plants, in the garden and greenhouse, which can be used to make cards – lavender, roses, mint and cinnamon. Explore dried plant materials. (Sensory Exploration - fragrance, texture, color, sound) Ask what plant parts are used to make cards with fragrance and textures. (Horticulture/Science/Botany). Talk about the history and traditions of sending cards. (Social Studies, Literature). Discuss the design of the card. (Creativity – art class). Ask “who do you know who enjoys receiving cards – would you like to make cards for them – for what occasion or message?” (Language Arts, Community Service) “Is there anyone in our class or school who needs support – how can we do that with a card?” Students can go even more global and make cards for soldiers or disaster victims. Lessons include Science, Social Studies, English Language Arts and The Arts.
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