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Scratch and Sniff Jello Name Activity

Did you know you can make your very own scratch and sniff words and pictures at home? You could even turn these into stickers, though the process would be a little different. This activity is best kept simple, especially for young preschoolers and kindergarteners. 

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It’s likely that your child’s name will be the first word they’ll learn to recognize by sight. There’s always room to add more name recognition activities to your routine! Every week or 2, I like to add a fun twist to our usual name trace morning worksheet, and what better way to do that for our 5 senses theme, than to do a scratch and sniff name?

I’ve never given much thought to scratch and sniff in my adult life, until I had kids. Actually, I think I had forgotten about those stale-smelling stickers entirely. But, after finding the adorable Llama Llama Yum Yum Yum! book with scratch and sniff food, I knew it was something we should have around more often.

So, how do you make a quick and easy scratch and sniff word or picture? 

All you need is school glue, and jello!


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Scratch and Sniff Jello Name Activity for Kids

Scratch and Sniff Jello Name Activity

I started by writing my kids names on a white sheet of paper with a light-colored marker (so it wouldn’t show too much), and allowed my son to trace his name with the school glue.

From there, we sprinkled jello mix over the glue, shook off the excess, and let it sit out until it dried completely. I would say it took a few hours.

Ta-da! Yes, it’s really that easy! You now have a scratch and sniff name! Throughout our 5 senses unit study, we would scratch the name and smell the yummy “booberry” scent, as well as go over the letters of our names. It was a hit!

Scratch and Sniff Jello Name Activity

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