I introduced scent matching recently, and O LOVED it! The scents were peppermint, banana, and strawberry. I put a little of each scent onto 2 cotton balls, and put each cotton ball into a salt or pepper shaker. There are stickers on the bottom of the shaker for self-checking. We took turns matching the scents, and I think we each had 5 turns before O was ready to move onto something else :)
I use to do this when my children were younger. They also love it. I got the idea from a Montessori do it yourself at home kind of book. Forgot the title, but great book.ReplyDelete
ebi-kun loves this too BUT he is usless at it, he never matches them correctlyReplyDelete
I love this idea! Where are you finding the scents? Or are you mashing up the real food and then soaking the cotton balls??ReplyDelete
I have been wanting to do this one for a while with my little one! I like the scent bottles! :)ReplyDelete
Good idea-I was also wondering where you got the small tray in the picture...ReplyDelete
Thanks for all the ideas you share.
What age would you recommend this activity for? And I love the trays you use but can't find any at the stores I'm looking at. Where did you find your trays?ReplyDelete
using the salt and pepper shakers is an awesome idea. I tried to make this for my son a while ago with baby food jars and the lids were too difficult to get on and off and it really didn't look as appealing as your set up! Off to the shops for salt and pepper shakers for me :)ReplyDelete
The peppermint was peppermint extract, and the fruit scents are flavors used for cooking.ReplyDelete
Alicia and Lee Ann- The tray came from Montessori n Such.
O is 2 and a half, and this activity is perfect for her. I probably could have introduced it a few months ago, and she would have liked it then, too.