Herbs are a great way to stimulate little ones’ senses!

Play this easy peasy game of smelly socks with dried herbs to help you engage their sense of smell.

How to create this sensory activity at home

  1. Put a teaspoon of dried or fresh herbs into a fresh paid of baby socks. Remember- only one type of herb per sock!
  2. Tie the top with string or ribbon so the herbs don't fall out. Then, let your little ones have a good sniff

Different herbs to smell

You can try a range of different herbs to excite your little one's sense of smell

  • mint
  • basil
  • oregano
  • rosemary
  • mixed herbs
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More smelly socks fun

Why not try these other sensory play ideas with your little one:

  • add natural food flavouring (1 -2 drops in the sock) like vanilla extract + orange
  • hide different foods in the socks + get toddlers to guess what they are!
  • play hide + seek with your socks
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Claire Baseley

Infant nutritionist / Makes Ella's Good