- ice cube tray
- extracts like vanilla, mint, orange etc… I also had lemonade because I wanted a lemon scent. It worked but lemon extract would have worked much better.
- cotton balls
- if you want you could have coffee beans on had to cleanse the nose as well. With my daughter i didn’t feel the need but when I did this with a large group of children it came in handy.
How to Set Up The Activity
- Start by writing the name of what the scent is on the bottom of the ice cube tray.
- Next add a little of the scent on a cotton ball and pop it in the correct spot of the tray. I flipped the cotton ball over so it wasn’t too concentrated.
I was super impressed with how much she loved trying to match the scents up. Her little nose was pretty good at it too. When she smelled the cologne she immediately said ” This smells like Bub.” That is her grandpa who is the only man she knows who wears cologne even though it’s not the same cologne. After doing this focus a little more on scent throughout the day. Ask your child what they smell. Tuning our kids into their senses will help them learn to observe and notice details which will help them with all aspects of learning.