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Smell

Child friendly perfume

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  • Collect the following items to make your own water-based perfume.  Choose your own garden flowers if possible and pesticide-free.

1 1/2 cups of flower petals (think about fragrances you like - rose, lilacs, orange blossoms, etc.) 

2 cups distilled water

Cheesecloth 

Bowl

  • Drape a piece of cheesecloth over an empty bowl with edges of cloth over the edge of the bowl
  • Place the flower petals on top of the cheesecloth
  • Pour 2 cups of distilled water over the petals 
  • Push petals and cheesecloth into bowl until all of the flower petals are submerged
  • Cover bowl with lid 
  • The submerged flower petals need to sit for 24 hours
  • Remove cheesecloth with flowers inside and wring out the flowers and cheesecloth into a small pan and place on stove
  • Bring this small amount of water to a simmer until only 1 or 2 teaspoons of water remain
  • Smell
  • Place this perfumed water into a bottle for you or child to use as perfume
  • Keep in dark cupboard/drawer or use a brown or blue bottle
  • The fragrance should last about a month

*This makes a great homemade gift!

Materials

  • 1.5 cups of fresh flower petals
  • 2 cups of distilled water
  • cheesecloth
  • bowl
  • small container with top to store perfume

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Curriculum Plan Resources

Skills Focus

  • Shape - Review
  • Color - Black
  • Number - Seven, 7
  • Alphabet Letters - J, I
  • Sense - Smell
  • Character Trait - Courage
  • Target Words - Long, Little, Short, Small

Monthly Proverb

Chinese - If you get up one more time than you fall, you will make it through

Did You Know?

"Before children enter elementary school, they must develop many linguistic and cognitive skills that will make later academic learning possible. By the age of five, however, children differ markedly in their success in reaching these developmental goals." Entwisle & Alexander, 1993

Books to Read

"The Little Engine That Could"
by Watty Piper, Illustrator Loren Long (Activity 12) (audiobook available)

"My Very First Mother Goose"
with Ioa Opie Editor and Rosemary Wells Illustrator (Activity 26)

"Of Colors and Things"
by Tana Hoban (Activity 8)

Music Playlist

"America (My Country Tis of Thee)"
by the Hit Crew, Album: Drew’s Famous Music for Summer Games and Activities (Activity 13)

"Teeth"
by Willa Brigham, Album: Healthy Happy Habits (Activity 25)

"Miss Mary Mack"
by Ella Jenkins, Album: You’ll Sing a Song and I’ll Sing a Song (Activity 9)

Monthly Materials List

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Fingerplay / Poems / Songs

Jack and Jill

(Activity 19 Month 9)

Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water.

Jack fell down and broke his crown and Jill came tumbling after.