The scent guessing game is a great opportunity to stimulate the senses and reminisce with residents. You can make it conversational or create a game where residents write down their guesses and compare answers.
To play this game, you’ll first need to gather various things with distinctive scents like ground coffee, cinnamon sticks, dried lavender, rose petals, lemon, and mint. Put each one in its own paper bag so that your residents can’t see what it is.
Seat two to three residents around a table and pass around a scent, asking them to guess what it is. Encourage them by giving them clues like “It smells like something we drink in the morning” or “It smells like something we sprinkle on donuts.”