I Tried It, so Let's Talk About It: Smelly Spots

So I was doing my usual blog stalking browsing and I ran across an idea that my 6th grade self would have loved- Smelly Spots.

Smelly Spots? First of all, if you if you try to "google" this precious gem, BEWARE.

You will get some pretty weird/ew gross results.


I will spare you the details.


I happened to stumble upon this idea from a pretty cool blogger, SPRINKLE TEACHING MAGIC. Visit her blog here.

Actually, she has a You Tube Channel and blog, and I forgot EXACTLY what posting lead me to her and why. Meh, but you can check out her You Tube Channel here.

She is hilarious.

Anyways, I was thinking during my Spring Break last week about things I can do to motivate my students for the remainder of the year. Students are showing signs of the End Of Year itch....

And to add icing on the "We Want Summer Now" cake, our district extended our year due to Snowmaggedon 2014.

Introducing Smelly Spots!
SOo..One of my students struggles with behavior. But surprisingly, off of a vacation, she had an awesome day :-)I called her over and talked her up pretty good about how wonderful her behavior was...i told her how she earned all her daily behavior points and I wanted to do something EXTRA SPECIAL.I asked her if she'd ever heard of a smelly spot. 

You should have seen the quizzical look I got.

I reached in my desk, and pulled out lip smackers of various flavors: Watermelon, Kiwi, Cotton Candy, Blah blah. I told her to pick her favorite.

Student: KIWI!!

Me: Excellent Choice...let me see your hand!

* Student gave me her hand and I stamped it on.

Me: That is was an EXCELLENT DAY smells like.

Student : * Cheesing from ear to ear.

I kept preparing them for dismissal as I, one by one, called them over. 

There Their looks of anticipation were so stinkin' cute.

Eventually, they all were walking around sniffing each others hands.It was hilarious!!

I managed to stop giggling to rally them for a group photo.

Okay so, I know what your thinking.

Yes, I had a little too much fun with Photoshop. 

And YES, I literally "lol'ed" as I put disguises on their faces.

Smelly Spots are officially my favorite new incentive.

Have you ever tried Smelly Spots? If you are looking for anything new for the almost summer "home stretch", I highly recommend them.

BTW: Lip Smackers were like 8 bucks at Target, so it is fun and teacher budget friendly!

Have you tried anything new lately? Blog it and Link up here!


  1. I definitely am going to try "Smelly Spots" with my kids! The faces you put on your kids are awesome!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  2. I have seen this idea several times and for some reason never got it together to attempt it. I think it will be introduced tomorrow at dismissal time. Thanks for the encouragement.

    BTW -- I love the disguises!!! You rock!

  3. This is great! I've never heard of this but know my students would totally LOVE it! Thanks for linking up! :)
    Fourth Grade Flipper


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