I made this fun and easy Guess the Christmas Smell Play Dough for our school Christmas Fair and the children loved it.
I laid our three different types of Christmas spice flavoured play dough in bowls and the Christmas spices in another, then asked the children to match the spice to the play dough.
How to make Christmas Spice Play Dough
- Play dough – I used play dough recipe and simply added a little bit of mint essence, cinnamon, vanilla essence, ground cloves – basically anything lovely and festive.
- The actual spice or herb, so we had mint leaves, cinnamon sticks and cloves.
Once you’ve made the play dough, lay it out nicely and ask the children to match the play dough to the herb or spice.
What other flavours could you try?
More Play Dough Ideas
How much force?
Play a game where each person has to use the minimum number of pushes or pulls to the play dough to make a specific shape to model.
Play Dough Challenge
Ask each player to make an animal model and the other players have to guess what they’ve made. This would be fun to do at Christmas making reindeers, elves, santa hats etc.
I’ve also got a fun Christmas advent calendar with an activity for the 12 days leading up to Christmas.