Learning about air in preschool with Mother Goose Time’s Nature Detectives theme has been super fun! Think about it – wind, sense of smell, balloons, colors in the air (rainbows), things that float and listening to the air – all exciting things for a child to experience.
Our nature sachet air fresheners are filled with dried lavender, bee balm, mint and a day lily blooms.
What is your favorite smell? Least favorite smell? These are good questions open ended questions to ask young children about air and using their sense of smell.
There are good smells and bad smells. We like to breathe in fresh air. Along with these lessons, we made air fresheners out of nature items.
We started with little sachet bags provided in our Mother Goose Time kit. We added a spoonful of dried lavender. *sniff*! Mmm, smells good! Then we went outside and looked for nature items to add to our sachets. We found small flowering weeds, clover, mint, lemon thyme, bee balm and lilies.
I started a small scented garden. So far we just have lemon thyme and mint but they are lovely and fun to smell! There are other fragrant plants around the yard throughout the summer too.
The sachets were such a fun exploration of nature using our senses. They are like little treasures! The kids were so proud of them and the moms enjoyed them too.
Other ways we learned about air:
Playing with scarves & a fan
Making hot air balloons
Spin & Paint Rainbows