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Monday, January 19, 2009

Cinnamon Sticks & Sandpaper

This is another activity from Starting Sensory Integration Therapy by Bonnie Arnwine. For this activity you need a cinnamon stick and sandpaper :) Let your child draw on the sandpaper with the cinnamon stick and smell the sweet scent. I was surprised that the cinnamon stick did not actually leave a mark on the sandpaper, and O lost interest rather quickly. However, we did enjoy smelling the cinnamon.


  1. Melissa,
    We did this when Josh was O's age but we cut out a gingerbread man shape first. Then rubbed the cinnamon stick. Finally decorating the sandpaper man with items like buttons etc to make his features. It was fun and added a bit to the project!

  2. Great idea! I need to spend more time coming up with "smelling" projects...

  3. Just found your site... and tried some of the activities. She was excited about the sandpaper and cinnamon stick, but lost interest in the drawing right away and she ate the cinnamon stick. =O We're on to the sensory bag this afternoon! THANK YOU FOR SHARING.