Scented Christmas Activities for Kids

Scents have a way of transporting us through time and taking us back to so many different memories in our lives. When I smell candy canes, gingerbread, and hot chocolate I’m immediately reminded of Christmas and some great thoughts of my childhood. Why not explore some of the scents of the holidays with these activities shared recently in the Discover and Explore December holidays theme and create some memorable moments with the little ones your life?

Scented Christmas Activities for Kids...explore the scents of the holidays with these fun play ideas and recipes

Stir the Wonder shares a peppermint sensory bin that looks like a lot of fun for kids to explore.

Create a scented wreath craft with this beautiful idea from My Nearest and Dearest.

Enjoy the scent of home baked breakfast with this whole wheat aebleskiver recipe from Play Trains!

Share the scents of the holidays by including some scented items in a sensory gift set like this one from Mama Papa Bubba.

Crayon Box Chronicles shows us how to create some hazelnut scented rice and use it to create a sticky tree craft.

Learn how to create a sweet candy cane scented sensory table from Fun-A-Day.

Spend some time together with your kids and make the whole house smell like Christmas with this holiday potpourri recipe from Nothing If Not Intentional.

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What is your favorite holiday scent? What activities or recipes do you make to go along with that scent?

More December Holiday Ideas from the Discover and Explore Co-hosts

December Activities for Kids

Candy Cane Play Dough in Grandma’s Kitchen (KC Edventures)

Felt Christmas Tree Pin (Buggy and Buddy)

Healthy Christmas Tree Snack (Fantastic Fun and Learning)

Ways to Discover & Explore the Holiday Season with Pinecones and Pine Needles (Teach Preschool)

Christmas Countdown Ideas for 2s and 3s (Twodaloo)

Upcoming Discover and Explore Themes

  • December 11–Indoor Games & Play Ideas (currently open)
  • December 18–Winter
  • December 25-No linky

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  1. Ooooh — I love all of the scent-based ideas you’ve collected here! Thanks so much for including our candy cane bin. The kiddos are still playing with it every chance they get. 🙂

  2. Hi Shaunna. Thank you so much for including our scented rice sticky tree. 🙂 Great collection!

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