A Science Potion for Halloween
As Halloween approaches, Martin and Sylvia feel excited — except for a few lingering nervous feelings. After hearing their concerns, Momma pulls a thick book off the shelf and introduces them to the magic of herbs. What kinds of potions could they create to soothe their worries? In the kitchen, they get their first lesson in chemistry and invent new concoctions that put their fears to rest.
Projects, Crafts, and Recipes for this Story
The Wonder of Halloween
David talks about why children actually want to dress in gory costumes of monsters, the undead and the maimed: they are still looking for wonder!
Sylvia’s Magic Belly Tea
In the Martin & Sylvia Learning Days story “A Science Potion for Halloween,” the children have worries about how they’ll feel after the upcoming Halloween Ball. Momma shows them that they can make “potions” with things they have in their pantry and yard, just like herbalists have done for centuries.