Our lives are a Christ-like fragrance rising up to God. But this fragrance is perceived differently by those who are being saved and by those who are perishing. 2 Cor. 2:15 (NLT)
Today is the last episode in our series about the 5 senses and how we Love God and receive His love through them.
Today I will be discussing both touch and smell. I'll address how God's touch effects us and how we can touch the heart of God. I'll also tackle aroma and the role that scent plays in our faith walk.
Here are some resources for young listeners (Mommy's buddies).
Sing along with this song about the senses or this one.
Here is a coloring page on the the nose.
For older children: Can you make a few batches of scented dough for your sibblings or church nursery to use? This blogger has a brilliant trick for making several scents quickly.
Try these clever touch experiments.
When we are really effected emotionally, we may say we feel touched. Can you explain this phrase?
Are there any smells that you really love? I especially love the scent of lavender, lemons and aloe. I also love the scent of Windex.
Any scents that you truly hate? My daughter hates onions. I hate the smell of cantaloupe. I have actually thrown up at the scent.
Mom: Consider making some sensory tubs. Look on pinterest. There are a ton of brilliant ideas there.
Watch this short clip from Pinocchio. Discuss this story and give examples of some real life consequences of lying.
One last challenge for the little ones: Can you make a list or a collage of animals that have longer noses?
I'll get you started:
2. Bottle- nosed Dolphins