Lesson Plan

The Stolen Smell

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Some smells are better than others! Explore your sense of smell with a series of activities based on the Peruvian folktale, The Stolen Smell. With exercises about phonics, counting, cooking, art, and drama, the lesson is a well-rounded way to bring learners into the sensory world of baking.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Split the activities up over several weeks, or use in a unit about the five senses
  • Create centers featuring each activity, and have kids rotate through each center
  • Offers extension activities based on Treasured Times with Five- to Ten-Year-Olds by Jan Brennan
  • Each activity clearly lists materials needed and provides all necessary worksheets
  • Includes versions of the lesson for first, second, and third grade as well as kindergarten
  • None
Common Core