Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Scratch and Sniff Book

To go along with our Duck Theme,
We made our own scratch and sniff book.

I got this idea from A Teacher At Heart
Who made tactile letters out of dirt.

First we read Watch as I Grow: Duck
To learn about the life cycle of a duck.

With Miss Sassy's help we came up
With what to draw in our own book.
I let her illustrate with glue.

And then pour on Peach Jell-O
It was amazing to watch it turn orange.
We actually just used sugar for the Egg stage.

We let it dry, and drew on a beak or two
And then we read it.
This is an organic moment (aka not instigated by mom)
Where she sat down and read her book to baby H.

She loved smelling the pages.
Although, I don't think ducks smell like Peach Jell-O.
Minor Detail

Sharing At: Saturday Artist


  1. I just love that last picture. So sweet. She looks like she's very proud of her book and has an attentive audience.

  2. Very cute. You're the best!

  3. hey just stopping by from the "just cuz blog hop" doing a little self promotion :) cuz we are cool like that. be sure to come stop by!! WE FOLLOW BACK! have a great night!

  4. Very cool! I really like the scratch and sniff with the peach jell-o.

  5. LOVE it with Jello! Thanks for the "shout out!" I bet it smelled delicious!

    A Teacher at Heart

  6. That scratch and sniff activity is one I've never seen before. Cute ducks!

  7. What a cute idea! Who doesn't like a good scratch-n-sniff book? I love how she reads her book to Baby H! Thank you for sharing on It's Playtime

  8. This is too cute. But I have to admit. When I saw the title I was thinking "Good Lord, WHY would anyone want to make a duck-smelling book?" I'm glad I kept reading.
    Love the idea.

  9. Super idea! I will need to try this.

    Thank you for linking to Read.Explore.Learn,!

  10. Thanks everyone! I love the J in PJs Til Noon comment. Good thing I DIDN"T make it really smell like ducks. He he. Baby H was the perfect "book reviewer" he loved every second of it!

  11. Hey! I'm a kindergarten teacher and love to see your cute ideas. :) My blog doesn't usually go into much detail about what I do with the kids, but here's a cute alligator one we did yesterday I thought you might like to use it sometime. It was easy and the kids loved em.

  12. what a fun idea. Thanks for sharing at art4littlehands!

  13. What a fun idea! Now you've got me thinking... ha ha... Thanks so much for sharing this at For the Kids Fridays! I've just posted this week's link party, and I'd LOVE to have you stop by and share again this week! Hope to have you!

  14. Looks like they are truly enjoying their work! :) Love the idea and thank you for linking it to High paw. See you back this week with more play ideas!


Thanks for your great comments!