Saturday, April 24, 2010

Smelly Sand

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."

:)

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Isn't it sticky, and won't it stain if it gets wet?

Melanie said...

It does not get sticky and it may stain if it gets wet. I lowered the ratio of Kool-Aid to salt.

Wendy said...

I use essential oil in my son's sandbox...peppermint essential oil, because it keeps the bugs away. When he's finished playing, his feet smell like candy canes :-)

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