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!