What do you use to smell things? Answer: Your Nose! Learn about different smells. What smells do you like, which don’t you like?
Choose 2-3 20-30 minute activities from the options below:
Draw a Nose
Draw a large nose. Then below the nose under one nostril write like, and the other doesn’t like. You will use this later as part of an activity.
Guess That Smell
Guess that smell – take a few different items that your child may recognize – ground coffee, onion, cinnamon, lemon, and black pepper. Blindfold your child and have them guess what they are smelling. Use the nose you made earlier in the day to have them sort the items by like and don't like.
Paint with smell. How? Take spices – turmeric, chili, cinnamon, ginger and vanilla. Add the spices to the paint that matches the color of the spice and paint! Turmeric – yellow, chili – red, vanilla – white, ginger – orange, cinnamon – brown. Add a teaspoon of each spice to the paint. Then paint!
Print out this worksheet to draw a line from the nose to items they can smell. Have your child color in the worksheet and see if they can identify what a nose can smell.
See different noses and learn how not all animals use their nose to smell.
Take all your findings and lay it all out by what they are – add to a jar or cup with water. Start adding different things and see what smells you get. You can be the judge of what your child makes – good, bad, deadly, etc.
Exploring the great outdoors
Go outside and gather, grass, flower petals, herbs (if you have) leaves, anything that has a smell. Then just explore all the different types of smells that you experience outside. (keep everything you gathered for your indoor active later)
Think about how it Smells
Snack: Granola bar and apples
Lunch: Chicken fingers and rice
Dinner: Homemade pizza (or pita pizza)