Clementine's Bath Activity Time

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Activity Time






By Annie White  

Oh no! What is that smell? Clementine the dog has found some smelly rubbish that she thinks is wonderful! What will she do when it’s time for a bath? Enjoy his funny, rhyming story about a dog who will do anything to avoid bath time. 

Activity: What can I smell?  

You will need: 
  • Template
  • 2-4 containers – small jar | yoghurt pot (cleaned)| cup
  • Cling wrap or baking paper
  • Sticky tape
  • Items with different scents or fragrance – lavender, lemon rind, herbs, spices and flowers. 
  • Gather items from around the house or garden
  • Talk with your child about what you have collected
  • Use template to decorate your labels, drawing pictures to describe what scent you can smell
  • In your containers add your scented object and cover with cling wrap or baking paper
  • Use sticky tape to secure cling wrap to the container
  • Adult to carefully poke a hole in the cling wrap or baking paper (use a skewer or pen)
  • Smell your scent jar and match the correct label. 
After sharing Clementine’s Bath, you might like to try out some activities that engage different senses some ideas such as smell, sight, touch or sound. 
Some ideas could be: 
  • Scented playdough. Add a few drops of essential oils to make your playdough smell wonderful! You could match orange scent to orange playdough, or lavender scent to purple playdough.
  • Play I spy with your child. Choose a coloured object and tell your child ‘I Spy with my little eye, something that is red’ Help them to search for different items that are red.
  • Cook spaghetti noodles and let them cool. In a tub, let your child hold, squish, stretch the slippery spaghetti noodles. If you like, you can separate into small amounts and add food colouring creating colourful sensory noodles.
  • Have a dance party, sing favourite songs and move your body! You might like to make your own instruments out of a plastic container and wooden spoon.
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Key message 

Children learn by being engaged and doing.


For full Activity Time please download the attached PDF

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