Do some seriously easy lifting while engaging the kids in sensory play with a few scents that you probably have in your own cupboard. It can be as easy as opening a bottle or crushing a bit of fruit in a cup. Ask the kiddos to close their eyes and try and guess what they are smelling. You can even wave a little scent under your baby’s nose.
Here are a few ideas for common fragrant items to try:
Baby lotion or shampoo
Your favorite perfume (or an essential oil like lavender)
Sidewalk after rain
Different rooms: keep their eyes closed and see if they can tell what room they are in
Fresh cut citrus
What is your favorite smell? Tell us in the comments below.
photo: Dennis Wong via flickr