Scented pine cones
A few days ago we visited a Christmas tree farm after reading The Sweet Smells of Christmas by Patricia Scarry.
This was a great place to just let the kids run and enjoy. We learned that it takes this farm about 18 years to grow a large Christmas tree.
This book holds personal memories for me as it was my favorite Christmas book as a child. My mother said that I would "read" this book to myself constantly. It is a scratch and sniff book about a young bear that smells Christmas coming. I'm happy to say that my kids have fallen in love with it too.
- Drizzle glue on pine cone.
- Sprinkle with cinnamon and allow to dry.
- Drizzle with more glue.
- Sprinkle with glitter.
For our next activity, I filled bowls with scents from the book so that we could do a little hands on smelling. (apple pie spice, pine needles, candy cane, cloves and cinnamon, cocoa, and orange slices)
I covered the bowls with foil and poked holes in it so we could guess the scent.
I can smell Christmas, it's coming very soon!