Olfactory Stimulation

At UCP’s Early Beginnings Academy, I work with many children who have a diagnosis of severe and profound intellectual disability. For these children, stimulation of the five senses is very important. In my previous Sense-ational Activity post, I shared a song and activity about providing tactile stimulation.

Here’s an original song I wrote called “So Many Scents.” It pairs with an activity where I use a variety of scents to provide olfactory stimulation for the children.

These are some examples of scents I’ve used based on the season we’re in…

– peach candle
– flowery room spray
– mangoes
– mango passionfruit shave gel

– cinnamon
– oranges
– apple hand soap
– vanilla hand lotion
– apple cinnamon candle
– coffee beans
– tea bags

The sky is the limit!

Would you like to use this song in your sessions?

Sheet Music & DownloadAnd be sure to check out the Sensational Songs & Activities E-Book for more sensory ideas, sheet music, & themed session plans:

Sensational Songs & Activities