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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