Maximize Their Senses While Painting With Smell

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Having spent a great deal of time in the educational systems, seeing a new idea in the world of hands on art and tactile learning is always invigorating. We ran across this great way to tantalize your tiny ones with a new take on painting that might spice up your winter down time.

Over at No Time For Flash Cards, Allie is making painting time a bit more smelly. She’s adding extracts to finger paints to make the experience more appealing to other senses. Now obviously, this is an activity to be done with adult supervision to make sure your little one doesn’t treat the paint like pudding… but all in all it’s a great way to spend some fun time indoors.

With the weather still fairly glum in many parts of the country, new ideas might be running low on how to entertain your kids for more than 10-15 minutes. This looks like a great way to stimulate senses and give you a chance to cook dinner or clean house with little interruption.

A rough outline of shapes easily identified with color might be a good way to jump start little minds. Try drawing a quick strawberry, orange, or other foods that your extracts might represent. Make sure to Check out the full details of Allie’s experience over at No Time For Flash Cards.