Today I’m spot-lighting fall sensory activities with cinnamon! Cinnamon always reminds me of fall and winter holidays spent with family and friends – pumpkin and sweet potato pie with my cousins, cinnamon and clove on the stove top, spiced teas and wines with friends. Scent seems to have a big link to memories for me. How about you – what does cinnamon make you think of?
I love including cinnamon in a variety of fall sensory activities for my students. I’ve noticed that the kiddos respond so well to scented sensory play, so I try to include a few in each month’s lesson plans. I think it’s because it adds another element to their play and learning. Like adults, scents can be linked to memories too. Below are 10 cinnamon-filled activities I’m going to try with my students soon!
Deliciously scented fall sensory activities for the kiddos
No Cook Natural Cinnamon Play Dough – Natural Beach Living
Cinnamon Maple Salt Tray – My Nearest and Dearest
Apple Cinnamon Sensory Tray – Learn Play Imagine
Apple Scented Cinnamon Rice – The Imagination Tree
Apple Cinnamon Sensory Bin – Fantastic Fun and Learning
Pine Cone and Cinnamon Sensory Soup – And Next Comes L
Cinnamon and Ginger Cloud Dough – In the Playroom
Cinnamon Scented Finger Paint – Golden Reflections Blog
Ginger and Cinnamon Salt Tray – NurtureStore
Vanilla Cinnamon Oobleck – Sow Sprout Play
Of course, I can’t talk about cinnamon-y fall sensory activities without sharing some of mine:
Do you have any fall sensory activities that your children just love? If so, please be sure to let me know in the comments below! If you’re a blogger, I’d love for you to share some of your recent posts with my readers. Thank you!
Fall Sensory Materials
From the sounds of the crunching leaves and the feel of pumpkin guts in your hands to the smell of apples and cinnamon, fall is one of the best times of year to teach about the five senses. And there’s no better way to teach about the five senses than for the students to engage in activities that awaken each of the senses.
The list above is full of some great sensory activities based around cinnamon. But maybe you’re looking to create your own sensory lessons for your students. If so, I’ve created a list of some fall sensory materials to give you a bit of inspiration! Check it out below. I may get commissions for purchases made through links in this post.
- Dry corn kernels
- Pine cones
- Washable paint
- Pumpkins and gourds
- Pumpkin guts
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