Sniff and Tell
Guess what different smells are.
- Target Age: 4-7
- Learning Goals: vocabulary, oral language development, science
- Related Episode: Martha Makes Scents, Martha Smells
aroma, fragrance, fresh, perfume, odor, reek, scent, smell, stench, stink, whiff
- blindfold (use a bandana or sock)
- household items to smell such as shampoo, mustard, cinnamon, an orange, dirty socks, laundry detergent, perfume, cheese, and so on
Gather things you have on hand that have different smells. Blindfold your child and put something under his or her nose to smell. See if your child can guess what it is! Ask questions and make comments such as:
- What does this aroma remind you of?
- Take a whiff of this.
- Which scent do you like better?
- Do you think this smells fragrant or stinky?
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