Positive Potions

Making Positive Potions or smelly cocktails is a classic outdoor learning activity. Here, the Eden Project have given it a twist for Valentine’s Day, although you could tweak this for any season.

Positive Potions enables students to consider other’s feelings by deciding what gift or wish would be appropriate for someone close to them.

They will use their senses in unusual ways. Pupils will begin by using close observation and lots of smelling. They will then use language creatively to describe their potion and create magical instructions.

The potion making is preceded by a scavenger hunt: there are a million varieties of this brilliant game. Scavenger Hunts are perfect for helping children to see and notice what’s around them and this version is a cracker!