Discover Christmas Smells and Memories
Did you know the same part of your brain that controls emotion and associative memory also processes the scents you smell? That’s why memories—even those from decades ago—can be easily evoked by scents that are familiar to us. In this activity, your child will test out his sense of smell as he is exposed to common Christmas scents found in your kitchen. What better way is there to get excited for the upcoming holiday season than to sniff out some cherished memories from last year?
What You Need:
- Christmas spices (cinnamon, sugar, cloves, cocoa, ginger, peppermint, etc.)