A young girl in a pink hat sniffing a dandelion.

Touch and Smell

Touch and Tell

  • Fill a large bag with different objects that you and your child find on a nature walk
  • Tell your child to close her eyes and reach into the bag, feel the object, and name it
  • Can your child tell you more about it? Where it comes from? Does it have a purpose?


Nosing Out and About: What can you Smell?

Put these items in a box and have your child smell each one as you hold it near his nose with his eyes closed:

  • Can he or she name each one?
  • Can he or she tell you a fact about each?

Here are some ideas for items to put in the box: Cinnamon stick, garlic clove, coffee grounds, ginger, pine needles, garden mulch, a dab of perfume on a piece of cotton, mustard, peanut butter, dill, lavender, and any other items you can think of.

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