I have a new invention!
It's called Smelly Sand.
The Kids looooove it! And it's cheap and easy - so adults will love it, too.
I used 3 containers of salt. They were $.49 at Kroger. I used the Kroger brand. Then I add 10 packs of any flavor of Kool-Aid (again, I used generic). Then just stir. I used tropical punch.
Smell is the sense that signals the brain. Some smells even "activate" the brain and help the learning process.
The kids can sift and stir and the smells just keeps wafting through the air.
One child said, "Ms. Mel, I wish the beach smelled like this."