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I just wanted to share the smelling station and taste day with you as they enjoyed them so much.
For smell I set up different smells on our "rainbow" table. The children took turns smelling the items and deciding which smell was their favorite. The smells I included were: Dr. Pepper soap, deodorant soap, perfume, chocolate, a candle, bay leaves, rosemary, coffee, syrup, cinnamon, garlic, and vanilla. To my surprise they all hated the deodorant soap!
For taste day I have parents send in a "special family recipe" to share with the class and we have a tasting party. We got some great stuff this year: pizza, quesadillas, zucchini bread, banana bread, chocolate chip bread, chocolate chip cookies, humus with carrots, green pasta, cantaloupe, potatoes, and a fruit and veggie dish. They were really good about trying the different things and boy were we stuffed!