Experimenting the Smell of Food

Experimenting the Smell of Food
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The objective is to make the child understand the importance of sense of smell.

5 minutes
0 - 60 months
Group size
0 - 8 tots


  • 1 stick Gum (Peppermint)


  1. Let the child open the chewing gum and place it in his/her mouth.
  2. Ask the child to pinch their nose closed with their fingers and begin chewing the gum.
  3. Ask them what happened. They will not be able to taste the peppermint flavor.
  4. Ask them to stop holding their nose and chew the gum again.
  5. Can they taste the flavor now?
  6. Explain the reason. The sense of smell and sense of taste are closely associated. When you hold your nose, you will not be able to recognize the flavor because the taste comes from its aroma.
  7. So if you have cold and your nose is blocked, you will not be able to smell the food.
  8. Bingo!

Developmental skills