HOW TO MAKE – CHRISTMAS SCENT BAGS

The smells of Christmas are just as important as the tastes and images. The whole sensory experience becomes etched in our memories and makes up our big picture of Christmas.  I wanted the babies to be able to enjoy the Christmas scents so I made up some scent bags. 

You will need:
  • Christmas spices
  • cotton wool balls
  • silk bags
  • plastic food bags



I put cotton wool balls in to a plastic bag and poured in a spice. Shook it up till all the balls were covered and then transferred them to the silk bag. Shook off the excess and tied up the drawstring handles. 
Use a clean plastic food bag for each spice so as not to mix the scents. 
I added cloves to one bag and I am going to make one with Star Anise once I have bought some.

This activity meets the following areas of the EYFS:
  • Personal, social and emotional
  • Understanding The World

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