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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Preschool At Home: Smelling Game

We resurrected an oldie but goodie.
The Smelling Game.

We filled small plastic jars
with various kid-safe scents
(for example: cinnamon, mint gum,
vinegar, lemon extract, vanilla,
allspice, pepper, etc.)

One scent per two jars
so they make a matched set.

Then we place a cotton ball on top
so you can't see what's inside.

You take off the lids
use your sense of smell,
find the matching pairs.

The girls love it.

It's great practice for
opening and closing
jar lids too!

10 comments:

The Activity Mom said...

So fun! Great idea. I feel like B will try to eat the things inside so I'll have to wait awhile on that one. =) I like how many skills are used in this game.

Getting By Day by Day said...

My little one would love this! Thanks for the idea! :-)

ladystrathconn said...

This reminds me of a game we played at Easter when I was student teaching. We put different numbers of small jelly beans in plastic eggs. The kids had to figure out by shaking the eggs the order from fewest to most.

jlbee said...

love it! engaging every sense is so key! you rock, ML!

Ticia said...

We'll be trying that game soon enough. Thanks for reminding me about it.

Bridgett said...

Autumn would have so much fun with this one...

...they call me mommy... said...

Great idea! :)

ParentingPink said...

Very cool game! I'll have to try it with my girls too :-)

Elise said...

I like the idea of matching the scents. My little girl would have so much fun doing this. Thank you for the idea.

Swapna Raghu Sanand said...

Great idea. I think it will be fun to see how my son reacts to it.

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