Take a variety of scented items and have your child try to identify them by scent.
Some items to try:
- Sage leaves
Some of the leaves can be crushed between the children’s fingers. Others can be scraped and smelled.
You can blindfold the child and see if he or she can identify the scents.
Memory Match Smell Game
- Take a variety of scented items and have your child try to identify them by scent.
- Cut pictures out of magazines or print them offline. Items like flowers, skunks, foods, and garbage.
Five Senses Snacks
Eat with your fingers for one snack day.
Eat smelly foods blindfolded another snack day. Let the kids guess what they are eating by smell and taste only.
Or buy some baby food jars and let the kids guess what they are by taste.
Cut pictures out of magazines or print them offline. Items like flowers, skunks, foods, and garbage.
Then, have your child cut the images out and glue them into a smell book by which items smell good and which items smell bad.
Match smelling cards (spices)
- Pizza Spices
- Tea Leaves
Take index cards and add glue.
Stick spices on them. Then, when the glue is dry, fold the cards in half and staple shut.
Match the cards by scent.