Students absolutely LOVE smelly markers and I wanted to find a way to incorporate them into speech therapy. Anytime I have smelly markers out, we usually spend a few minutes smelling and guessing the scents anyways, why not make it a lesson! This could be used in classrooms, speech therapy, or at home!
Materials Needed: Smelly markers and these worksheets/visuals. I bought all of my smelly markers on Amazon.
I included pages and color visuals to go with popular smelly marker pack (download to see which ones: Choose the pages you need based on the markers you have. I bought a variety of the markers to get all of the different fun sets (each set has different scents).
I also included some open-ended pages (no smelly key at the bottom) that can be used with any smelly markers.
Assembly: Worksheets: None! Print & go!
Visuals: Laminate or place in page protectors for continued use.
Before you begin: I give my students a little instructional on how to smell the markers properly (without touching their nose or coloring their face!). I often hold the markers for my younger students to ensure we are not spreading germs! Please use at your discretion! I do not recommend this activity for students who are sick! I did some research on the two brands I mentioned above; both are water based & non-toxic (so safe to smell).
I like using a combination of sweet and stinky markers to make it fun! I experimented with the number of markers I do per lesson and I found that eight is the magic number. I also like limiting to eight so students want to do the lesson again to explore more scents (my students beg to do this activity).
The student will close their eyes and smell them marker and try to guess what scent it is. They will draw or write their guess in the space provided. I also have the student circle if it smells good or bad.
Color visuals: I use these for younger students who need some help guessing the scent
Looking for an articulation product to go with smelly markers?Click here! I made one!