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From what we gather, these special decorations date back to medieval times and were even thought to bestow good health and fortune in addition to adorning our table tops and sweetening our spaces.
Now that winter holidays are around again, get some citrus, some spices and join us in engaging kids in this long-loved way to transform fruit into sweet scented and stunning winter decorations.
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Poke Holes to Create a Design
It can be fun to start poking and see what kind of design emerges. Or, you can talk to kids about what they're thinking and pre-plan their design a bit.
You can also use pins to secure, wire, ribbon or twine around your pommander to turn it into a hanging decoration.
Why is this activity great for kids?
To the teacher and parent in me, they've become a wonderful way to stimulate kids' senses, calm their minds and bodies, hone those fine motor skills and elevate my home or classroom environment for Christmas, Winter Solstice, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or any wintery celebration.