Smell Test - Sensory Awareness Activity

Today, we bring you another sensory awareness activity - this time focusing on the sense of smell! The sense of smell is connected to so many of our other senses. If you’ve ever had a head cold before, you might have experienced a decreased sense of taste because your nose was stuffed up. And, we use our sense of sight the whole time we eat because we look at our food to identify what it is.

Check out the “Smell Test” - an easy activity to try at home with items you already have in your pantry. You can do this activity with 2 or more people in your house. In this video, Emily used coffee, garlic, pickle juice, soy sauce, curry powder, and lemon juice. Let us know how it goes!

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Emily Burnham
About Emily Burnham

Emily has worn a variety of hats here at Sanborn over the years. She began as a camper, then worked on staff for four summers while affectionately known as “Edna,” taught as an instructor at High Trails Outdoor Education Center, and now works as the Assistant Director for High Trails. Her favorite things about camp include eating liberal quantities of chippy dippy bars, singing a little bit too loudly at Vespers, and watching campers accomplish incredible feats. She recently graduated with a degree in sociology from Colorado College and now lives at camp, counting down the days until summer each year.