I made these smelling bottles as an introduction to smell for my little friends. Smell can trigger happy memories and emotions! Coffee and fresh bread! Right?
I used saltshakers, cotton balls and essence to create this experience. I let my friends hold the shaltshaker and smell it and then I told them the name of the smell. Then we moved onto the next one.
Smell is part of the 5 senses children use to explore the world around them.
- Saltshakers (plastic or glass)
- Cotton balls
- Essence (vanilla, peppermint, orange, mandarin, almond etc)
- Trickle a few drops of essence onto the cotton ball.
- Open the lid of the saltshaker and drop the cotton ball inside, then screw the lid back on.
- Let the smelling begin.