The smells of the outdoors, perfume, freshly baked bread & cookies...these smells are all made possible because of your nose and brain. The nose has special cells which help us smell; today we are exploring the sense of smell, here are some fun facts & activities…
Find some different foods and objects around the house for your children; get your children to close their eyes and use their sense of smell to identify the food or object. Talk about if it smells sweet or bitter? Which smell is their favourite? Did they guess all of the foods & objects correctly?
Did you know, the technical term for sense of smell is ‘olfaction’.
Testing Taste without your Nose
Get a bunch of different foods, fruits, vegetables or sweets. Please monitor your children whilst doing this activity. Get them to hold their nose and taste the food. They may be able to taste the sweetness, but can they taste the flavour? Does their favourite food taste different without their sense of smell? Ask them how they feel?
Did you know, your nose cleans the air you breathe
Expose your Nose
Go Outdoors and breath in the fresh air through your nose and out through your mouth, take time to breath and smell the air. Does Grass Smell? Does the bark of a tree smell? Take some fruit with you and see if you can identify different fruit by how it smells?
Did you know, your nose shapes the sound of your voice
Do you know any fun facts or activities to help explore your sense of smell? Comment below!