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Smell-a-Rama Bingo

 

Smellers bingo

 

Smell a Rama Bingo (13)

I created a Bingo game to go with the summer reading theme, Fizz, Boom Read! This interactive Smell-a-Rama Bingo is easy and on the cheap side. I used a lot of ingredients I already had in the house and around the library, and asked co-workers to bring in some stuff I didn’t have at home.

What You Need:

  • Styrofoam cups (The Styrofoam holds the smells in a lot better.)
  • Aluminum foil
  • Rubber bands
  • A pin
  • Bingo Cards: Smeller’s Bingo
  • Crayons
  • PowerPoint Game: Smeller’s Bingo

What You Do:

Prepare each cup for a unique scent. Rub the fruit/herbs/etc. around inside the cup. Rip pieces of aluminum foil to cover the lid and secure with a rubber band. Prick a few holes in the foil so the smell can be unleashed.

Smell Bingo Cup (1) Smell Bingo Cup (3) Smell Bingo Cup (2)

How to Play:

Hand out Bingo Cards and crayons.

Pass out one cup at a time and let the kids smell the cup. Have them color a square of that scent if it’s on their bingo card.

Give out clothespins for each bingo a child gets so they can hold their nose.

Smell MasterFor more school age ideas, check out Bryce Don’t Play. She’s hosting this month’s school age blog hop, Thrive Thursday. To check out past roundups, click here. For more information check out the schedulePinterest board, and Facebook Group.

 

4 comments on “Smell-a-Rama Bingo

  1. Pingback: Summer Reading Program Roundup!

    • mrsshaia
      August 14, 2014

      Thanks for mentioning me. This was so popular, I’m going to use it again for sure!

  2. amymoreorless
    August 27, 2014

    Very cute idea! I will be borrowing this. Thanks! http://tweenbrarian.blogspot.com/

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