It’s no surprise to regular readers that the kiddos and I love scented sensory activities! Today I’m sharing scented water activities for kids to play and learn with. This post is part of All Things Kids’ Learning with Water Play blog hop today. Be sure to check out what the others are sharing today!
scented water activities for kids to try
The preschoolers and I integrated name learning with an apple water bin in preschool.
I’m sure the pomegranate-scented water play from Sugar Aunts smelled fresh and fruity!
This vanilla-scented water was used by The Imagination Tree to teach capacity.
Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails used lemon-scented ice cubes for a sensory-filled bath.
Adding fresh or withered flowers, like Fantastic Fun and Learning, could add a nice scent to kids’ water play.
The Imagination Tree brought let her children use bits of the garden to create rosemary water.
Playdough to Plato shared how to make scented, fizzy bath bombs for mamas and kids.
My preschool students loved bringing the scent of spring into the classroom with a fun water bin that smelled of flowers.
Sugar Aunt’s calming water bead play would be great to wind down with at the end of a busy day.
Rose-scented water beads from Growing a Jeweled Rose made for fun Valentine-themed play.
Our coconut-scented water beads were such fun this summer!
What are the kiddos learning with scented water activities?
The children are engaging the majority of their senses with these activities – sight, touch, hearing, and smell. This gets their little bodies actively engaged in playing and learning.
They learn about volume, capacity, and measurement.
They learn and use vocabulary – pour, measure, transfer, evaporation, feels like, smells like, etc.
They learn about the states of matter – liquid, solid, and gas.
Do you have any favorite scented water activities for kids? I’m always up for new ideas to try at home and in the classroom!
Don’t forget to see what the other All Things Kids ladies are sharing today!
Looking for more water ideas? Check out my Water Day Pinterest board: