Soothe your child with one of these sensory play activities using lavender.
Soothing ideas for lavender sensory play, crafts and recipes
Lavender has been used for hundreds of years as a calming and soothing scent. It’s often associated with relaxation, and can be great to use with children before bedtime, or if they’re feeling a bit cranky.
Lavender is just coming into season now, so you if you have some in your garden you can harvest some fresh flowers, or you can use a drop of two of lavender essential oil.
Try some with these ideas for sensory play, crafts and recipes, and ideas for baby massage and soothing children at bedtime for a good night’s sleep.
Lavender themed activities for children
:: It’s easy to dye rice for a lavender sensory tub.
:: You could make a soothing lavender water play tub.
:: Make homemade lavender play dough.
:: Try lavender scented cloud dough.
:: Play with lavender and glitter sensory salt.
:: Make a lavender water bead tub.
:: Try these summer scented paint recipes.
:: Make a lavender fairy wand for some imaginary play.
:: Make a scented nature hanging.
:: My daughter loves to mix up petal perfume.
:: Try a classic, old-fashioned craft and make a lavender wand.
:: Sew lavender-filled hearts.
:: If your child likes baking, try lavender madeleines.
:: or this lavender cookie recipe.
:: For a moment or two of calm you could try lavender tea.
:: Relax cranky kids with a soothing lavender spray.
:: This homemade bath soak can be used by children with sensitive skins.
:: Make your own lavender lotion.
:: or try these lavender bars for baby massage.
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