What’s That Smell? Using Your Sense of Smell Game

Fun Activities, Sensory Play 29 Comments 2484 Views August 11, 2017 Jenni
11 Aug. 2017
Comments: 29
Views: 2484
By: Jenni

This week has been full of science experiments including the smell game! The smell game is a simple game that is very fun and educational for children. It encourages children to use their sense of smell to identify various scents. Plus it’s lots of fun and easy to set up!

All your need is:

Some shot glasses

I chose to use various foods in the kitchen for the children to identify. I used cheese, fruit green tea, coffee, cinnamon, herbs de provence and banana. However, you could use different pieces of food or even more to make the game last longer. I just popped a little bit of each sample in a shot glass and one at a time I let the children smell them!

I blindfolded the children one by one using a scarf – but I think it would of been better if I blind folded them all at once so they each had to guess at the same time. Also I found that when one of their siblings was having a go they tried whispering to them the answer!

Questions to ask:

Do you like that smell?

Which smell do you like the best?

Which smell do you like the least?

Can you describe the smell?

Can you guess the smell?

Why don’t you try it out for yourself!

Here are some other ideas you could use for your children to smell:

  • Apple
  • Orange
  • Kiwi
  • Onions
  • Mint
  • Lemon
  • Vanilla Essence
  • Cocoa powder
  • Garlic
  • Coconut Essence
  • Pear

Can you think of other smells that you could try for the smell game?

Let me know if you have any other smell ideas 🙂

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