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?
GET A FULL WEEK OF CHRISTMAS THEME ACTIVITIES IN OUR PRINTABLE PRESCHOOL CHRISTMAS LESSON PLANS.
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.
These posts and other highlights have been pinned to the Discover and Explore Pinterest Board.
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
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)
Christmas Countdown Ideas for 2s and 3s (Twodaloo)
GET A FULL SET OF CHRISTMAS THEME ACTIVITIES
Explore the symbols and traditions of Christmas and incorporate reading, math, science and more in this 169-page preschool secular Christmas lesson plan set full of fun and playful Christmas learning activities for preschool. Watch this short video to see just a few examples of the types of activities and printables included in this set:
The 169-page Christmas Lesson Plan Set includes hands-on activities and these additional printables:
1) Beginning Letters Gift Sorting Game (in color and b/w)
2) Reindeer Math Mats (2 versions in color and b/w)
3) My Christmas Senses Activity Book Making Pieces
4) 0-35 Christmas Number Cards (2 versions in color and b/w)
5) Christmas Counting Syllables Sorting Game (in color and b/w)
6) Christmas Picture-Word Cards (in color and b/w)
7) Ornament Play Dough Mats
8) Candy Cane Play Dough Writing Task Cards (shapes, uppercase letters, lowercase letters, number 0-20)
9) Christmas Light Patterns Activity Pieces (in color and b/w)
Also available on Teachers Pay Teachers.