TODDLER DIY HOLIDAY SCENT JARS

In the sensorial area of a Montessori classroom you may find smelling bottles. Two sets of the same smell, so that the child may match scents. At 18 months-old, the girls aren’t ready for that quite yet. However, they aren’t too young to start appreciating smells, especially smells that we are commonly associated with certain times of the year and holidays.

I’m a pumpkin spice latte gal, who is with me? Fall is pumpkin spice everything, but once the first of December comes, the scents here switch to peppermint and cinnamon. So I created Christmas scent jars for the girls. I’d like to include pine, but currently I only have peppermint candy canes and cinnamon sticks on hand. On our next hike I’ll scour the ground for fallen pine. 

Using the glass jars on hand and that have been used for other actives along with a candy cane and two cinnamon sticks I was able to put together this basic scent experience for E and V. 

E has enjoyed these scents the most, sitting herself at the table and switching between the two jars. Coming back to them different times in the last three hours! She’s even been carrying them around with her and setting them beside her while she wonks on other materials. She’ll stop, take a breath of peppermint, and continue on, haha.

Did you create seasonal scent jars for your toddler?

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