When everything is pumpkin spiced, why not incorporate some of it into your next craft project? Pull some herbs and spices out of the cabinet and explore with this sensory activity. Make these on large paper plates to create a sweet-smelling fall wreath for your kitchen.
This is what you’ll need:
- Paper plate
- Dried herbs and spices (rosemary, thyme, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and cocoa work well for this activity)
Step 1 – Select the spices
Pull out some herbs and spices. Open each one and have your child smell them.
*Tips for parents: Kids love screwing on lids, so let your child help with this step. Ask your child if he or she cares for the smell of each spice. You could incorporate math into this step by creating a graph of which child likes which spices. Kids love games. Tell your child which spice is which and play a blindfolded guessing game where they have to smell the spice and tell you which one it is.
Step 2 – Glue time!
Ask your child to squeeze glue onto the paper plate.
*Tips for parents: Kids love squeezing out glue. Encourage your child to swirl the glue around or to just squeeze out a big puddle of glue
Step 3 – Create the collage
Have your child sprinkle the different spices on the collage.
*Tips for parents: Make this step educational by naming each spice as you add it to the collage.