Who could ever forget the wonderful sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and touches that make up Christmas? Use these activities to enjoy Christmas in the fullest "sense" of the word!
Make holes in large oranges with a knitting needle and push in whole cloves. When completely studded, roll each orange in a mixture of ground cinnamon, ground cloves, nutmeg, allspice, and ground ginger.
Obtain a number of small empty yogurt or cottage cheese containers. Wash, dry, and rinse again with lemon water. Fill each carton with a special Christmas scent such as vanilla beans, cinnamon, cloves, pine needles, popcorn, cranberries, cookies, nutmeg, peppermint, etc. Put the lids back on each. Punch holes in the lids with a sharp needle. At the party, pass the canisters around, and let everyone guess the contents.
Blindfold seniors one at a time and have them sample cookies. Include gingerbread, sugar, butter, chocolate, shortbread, and chocolate chip cookies. Have each senior take turns guessing what type of cookie they are tasting.
Obtain a portable phonograph and visit the library for a selection of Christmas records-instrumental versions only! Play portions of songs and have everyone guess song titles.
No peeking! Fill a medium-sized cardboard box with items associated with Christmas. Gift wrap the box. Cut a hole in the side of the box. Have everyone take turns reaching into the box and guess what they are touching. After everyone has had a chance to guess, open the box to see if the guesses were correct.
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