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Mystery Spices (Tool Required)


Development Level: Preschool/PreK

Learning Areas: Science, ECSEL

Overview: Learn about different spices and where they originate from around the world! Smell samples of each one and guess what it could be. How does each smell make you feel?


  • ECSEL Tool: Our Emotions Cards
  • Printed or virtual images of 4-5 different countries and a spice from each country
  • A small amount of each chosen spice (2-4 tbsp)
  • Small resealable plastic bags with labels (at least 1 per spice, more if necessary)
  • Permanent marker
  • Paper/Journals for documenting children’s predictions
  • Writing utensils (pencil, marker, etc.)
This lesson requires Our Emotions Cards. Click here to purchase or learn more about this tool.

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