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Title: Two Qs for 4, 5, and 6 year olds
Post by: KatyD on April 07, 2013, 07:16 AM
If you have a 4, 5, or 6 year old, will you ask them two questions for me?

What is your favorite sound?
What is your favorite smell?

Thank you! And please give them thank you hugs from me (or let them play with the smilies).

K
Title: Re: Two Qs for 4, 5, and 6 year olds
Post by: writerhoo on April 07, 2013, 07:58 AM
Katy,
Not sure this is really going to help, but here goes. I asked my four (almost five) year-old and her first answer was "I don't know" (included here for authenticity). When pressed, her favorite sound is cows (??? we live in Texas and were out in the country yesterday) and favorite smell is baking (cookies).
M
Title: Re: Two Qs for 4, 5, and 6 year olds
Post by: crookedbook on April 07, 2013, 08:07 AM
My 3.5 year old's answers are perhaps more interesting than helpful, but here goes:


What is your favorite sound? elephant sounds
What is your favorite smell? orange juice

Title: Re: Two Qs for 4, 5, and 6 year olds
Post by: Audrey on April 07, 2013, 08:16 AM
Katy,
Not sure this is really going to help, but here goes. I asked my four (almost five) year-old and her first answer was "I don't know" (included here for authenticity). When pressed, her favorite sound is cows (??? we live in Texas and were out in the country yesterday) and favorite smell is baking (cookies).
M

This is too funny! I worked with this age group for 27 years, and often they give anwers that reflects what they just saw or did. When I asked questions during circle time, I would watch some of the children look all around the room for the answer. It didn't matter if we were talking about the swimming pool or going to the moon...I knew that someone would gaze around the room to find the answer.  :lol4
Title: Re: Two Qs for 4, 5, and 6 year olds
Post by: RaeE on April 07, 2013, 09:16 AM
From a 6 year old:
What is your favorite sound? Tch Tch
What is your favorite smell? Chocolate
 :batman :batman (and his favorite smiley)


From a 4 year old:
What is your favorite sound? Hee Hee
What is your favorite smell? Pie
 :library: :chocolate:
Title: Re: Two Qs for 4, 5, and 6 year olds
Post by: mariwho on April 07, 2013, 09:20 AM
My almost 5 yr old said her favorite sound is a dog barking. First, she listed a bunch of animals (a cow, a cat, a dinosaur, a tiger) and then settled on the dog.

Oh, wait...she just gave me a new sound she likes--fireworks.

Her favorite smells: cookies and roses.
Title: Re: Two Qs for 4, 5, and 6 year olds
Post by: KatyD on April 07, 2013, 09:50 AM
These are great! Keep 'em coming.

This is what I wanted--fresh from the minds of this age group--sometimes off the wall answers. Perfect!
Title: Re: Two Qs for 4, 5, and 6 year olds
Post by: Franzilla on April 07, 2013, 09:51 AM
Five year old girl. Smell: peppermint. Sound: splashing.

I was surprised by both of these, but she didn't have to think long to come up with either!

PS Audrey, I thought my five-year-old would also use room cues as she was looking around the room but I couldn't figure out where her answers came from. She'd just eaten garlic chicken, though, so maybe she was thinking she needs some peppermint for her breath?! He he he.
Title: Re: Two Qs for 4, 5, and 6 year olds
Post by: MysteryRobin on April 07, 2013, 09:58 AM
My five year old boy answered:
My favorite smell is cinammon sugar.
My favorite sound is my bootie farting.

Sorry. Those are the real answers...
Title: Re: Two Qs for 4, 5, and 6 year olds
Post by: jennygoebel on April 07, 2013, 10:15 AM
5 year old son

Favorite sound: I don't know what sound a cheetah makes, but that sound... :ladder
Favorite smell: Pizza  :grrr
Title: Re: Two Qs for 4, 5, and 6 year olds
Post by: Whizbee on April 07, 2013, 10:18 AM
From my almost-5-yr-old:

Favorite sound: quiet.
Favorite smell: dinner and lunch and snack.

Then he launched into a whole speech about how if he smells smoke he will call 911...
Title: Re: Two Qs for 4, 5, and 6 year olds
Post by: eecoburn on April 07, 2013, 10:32 AM
My five-year-old daughter thought surprisingly long and hard about this:

Favorite sound: Birds

Favorite smell: Cookies
Title: Re: Two Qs for 4, 5, and 6 year olds
Post by: KatyD on April 07, 2013, 10:50 AM
Wow--cookies seem to rule the smell category! :-)

Robin--no worries. At least he's honest. :-)

And Whizbee, I love that your child's fav sound is quiet. I agree. And I love that the smell question prompted additional dialogue. I love kids!
Title: Re: Two Qs for 4, 5, and 6 year olds
Post by: wolfie712 on April 07, 2013, 11:21 AM
From my 6-year-old daughter:

What is your favorite sound? "Robins singing."
What is your favorite smell? "Hot cocoa."
Title: Re: Two Qs for 4, 5, and 6 year olds
Post by: Pons on April 07, 2013, 12:08 PM
From my 6-year-old grandson:

Sound - dog barking (His dog was barking in the background.)
Smell - Mom cooking

This is very interesting. I hadn't realized a child this age would pull his "favorite" from his immediate surroundings.

Title: Re: Two Qs for 4, 5, and 6 year olds
Post by: dkshumaker on April 07, 2013, 01:45 PM
My six-year old son:

Favorite sound: cats (we have two of them)
Favorite smell: pizza
Title: Re: Two Qs for 4, 5, and 6 year olds
Post by: Larissa on April 07, 2013, 02:55 PM
My almost 6-year-old:

Sound: Mommy's voice
Smell: Nothing
Title: Re: Two Qs for 4, 5, and 6 year olds
Post by: AmandaSue on April 07, 2013, 04:19 PM
My daughter is four and was anxiously waiting to eat. Breakfast.

Smell is eggs. Sound is cinderella.  There you go.

I just asked her again and now her favorite smell is oranges
Title: Re: Two Qs for 4, 5, and 6 year olds
Post by: Franzilla on April 07, 2013, 05:22 PM
Some of these are so sweet! "Mommy's voice"?! Ahhhhh.

I also LOVE 'bootie farting' because kids can be soft, sweet and ever so lovely but they're also wonderful when they're downright hilarious! Yesterday as I was carrying my daughter in my arms (facing me) she gazed at me so sweetly, smiled in a secretive way and said, "Mummy, can you tell that I'm farting on your hand?" I should have dropped her on the spot!! Cheeky monkey.
Title: Re: Two Qs for 4, 5, and 6 year olds
Post by: KatieC on April 08, 2013, 11:30 AM
From 6 yo girl:

Sound: stories
Smell: Chili (kid is addicted to canned chili, yuck, I know)
Title: Re: Two Qs for 4, 5, and 6 year olds
Post by: writermutt on April 08, 2013, 12:13 PM
My 4 yo daughter says:

Sound: "The beach."
Smell: "Ice cream!"

That's my girl!  :)
Title: Re: Two Qs for 4, 5, and 6 year olds
Post by: Adia Molloy on April 08, 2013, 01:22 PM
My five year old says her favorite sound is "baby" and her fav smell is "a flower".
My one-week-away-from-four year old says her favorite sound is "goo goo ga ga" and her favorite smell is "the smell of candy".

My girls were playing with baby dolls when I asked, so that probably influenced their sound answer, but there is no candy or flowers around. I think they could more easily search for a favorite smell than they could for a favorite sound.
Title: Re: Two Qs for 4, 5, and 6 year olds
Post by: Sue G. on April 08, 2013, 02:13 PM
These are great! I'll ask my kindergarteners tomorrow and post what they say.  It will be fun to hear their ideas!  ::-)


Sue
Title: Re: Two Qs for 4, 5, and 6 year olds
Post by: KatyD on April 08, 2013, 03:09 PM
Thanks, everyone!
Title: Re: Two Qs for 4, 5, and 6 year olds
Post by: DianaM on April 08, 2013, 06:56 PM
My 4 yo girl:

sound: birds
smell: bacon!
Title: Re: Two Qs for 4, 5, and 6 year olds
Post by: DianaM on April 08, 2013, 07:00 PM
I should add that she answered without hesitation. Then she said, "Umm. Why are you asking me that?"
Title: Re: Two Qs for 4, 5, and 6 year olds
Post by: Bobi Martin on April 08, 2013, 07:38 PM
I am just ROFL at the responses. I soooo wish we had a "like" button! Franzilla--I got a great mental image of your daughter's sly smile! And then I just broke out laughing.
Title: Re: Two Qs for 4, 5, and 6 year olds
Post by: Sue G. on April 09, 2013, 02:12 PM

I asked my kindergarteners your questions today.  The kids enjoyed sharing their favorite smells and sounds and even asked, "Can we write about them?"  Music to my ears!   It made for a fun activity and we enjoyed sharing.

Enjoy!

Happy Writing!
Sue

What is your favorite smell?

Flowers
Turnips
Mom cooking Sloppy Joes
Daffodils
Roses
My brother’s cologne
My dog
Apple juice
Watermelon
Chocolate chip cookies
Candy
Brownies
Mom baking cookies
Corn
Hot dog
Apple pie
Sunflowers
Mom cooking fish
Scratch and sniff sticker (banana)
Pineapple
Gum
Grass
Strawberry pie

 
What is your favorite sound?

Chicks tweet  (we're studying chicks and all 24 chicks hatched!  They're sooooooooooo cute!)
Crickets
Jet
Fire engine
Cat meowing
Water in the fishtank
My cat purring
My video game
A bell
When my teacher is teaching   ::-)  (made my day!)
Cop car
Rooster
Fish jumping out of the pond
Music on the radio
Hot dog on the grill
Fire drill sound
Grandma and Grandpa’s dog
Birds – they make noises with their beak
My teacher (student pointed to me and said, “You!”)  ::-)
T-Rex roar
Wind
Birds singing
Zebra

 





Title: Re: Two Qs for 4, 5, and 6 year olds
Post by: KatyD on April 09, 2013, 06:05 PM
Sue G.! Thank you for taking the time to do this. And I'm glad it prompted a writing session.

The smell of turnips cracked me up! :-)

And 24 hatching chicks? I'll bet you're an awesome teacher!
Title: Re: Two Qs for 4, 5, and 6 year olds
Post by: tzippy on April 09, 2013, 07:44 PM
I've only got one in your age group  - a five year old - and she said:

Favorite Sound - "Woof!"

Favorite Smell - cookies
Title: Re: Two Qs for 4, 5, and 6 year olds
Post by: KatyD on April 11, 2013, 12:56 PM
Thanks again, everyone. Very helpful! And I'm saving these for future reference. :-)
Title: Re: Two Qs for 4, 5, and 6 year olds
Post by: CarrieF on April 13, 2013, 07:42 AM
Here's my 4 year old's answer:

Favorite sound: our electric piano (first answer); the sound of a tummy rumbling (second answer)
Favorite smell: the gum I got for Easter
(note, she has not been allowed to chew gum up until now)
Title: Re: Two Qs for 4, 5, and 6 year olds
Post by: Franzilla on April 13, 2013, 07:52 AM
I asked my kindergarteners your questions today.  The kids enjoyed sharing their favorite smells and sounds and even asked, "Can we write about them?"  Music to my ears!   It made for a fun activity and we enjoyed sharing.

Enjoy!

Happy Writing!
Sue

What is your favorite smell?

Flowers
Turnips
Mom cooking Sloppy Joes
Daffodils
Roses
My brother’s cologne
My dog
Apple juice
Watermelon
Chocolate chip cookies
Candy
Brownies
Mom baking cookies
Corn
Hot dog
Apple pie
Sunflowers
Mom cooking fish
Scratch and sniff sticker (banana)
Pineapple
Gum
Grass
Strawberry pie

 
What is your favorite sound?

Chicks tweet  (we're studying chicks and all 24 chicks hatched!  They're sooooooooooo cute!)
Crickets
Jet
Fire engine
Cat meowing
Water in the fishtank
My cat purring
My video game
A bell
When my teacher is teaching   ::-)  (made my day!)
Cop car
Rooster
Fish jumping out of the pond
Music on the radio
Hot dog on the grill
Fire drill sound
Grandma and Grandpa’s dog
Birds – they make noises with their beak
My teacher (student pointed to me and said, “You!”)  ::-)
T-Rex roar
Wind
Birds singing
Zebra

 







This makes me want to be a kindergarten teacher! And the chicks! What will you do with them? I'm guessing some are male and some are female?
Title: Re: Two Qs for 4, 5, and 6 year olds
Post by: Sue G. on April 13, 2013, 10:36 AM
My kindergarteners LOVED writing about their favorite smells and sounds!  Thanks so much for inspiring a wonderful drawing and writing activity!  I think I may have quite a few future Blue Boarders in my class.  :bunnyrun

Kindergarten is SO much fun!  We had our chicks for 2 weeks - the farmer came to bring the eggs and incubators and we got to care for the eggs like Mommy Hens and watch them hatch. ::-) We took care of the chicks for a few days and the farmer came to take them back to the farm on Friday.  The expressions on the kids' faces when the chicks came running up to them was precious! The kids looked so cute holding the baby chicks!  Such fun! 

Sue 
Title: Re: Two Qs for 4, 5, and 6 year olds
Post by: Franzilla on April 13, 2013, 06:11 PM
My kindergarteners LOVED writing about their favorite smells and sounds!  Thanks so much for inspiring a wonderful drawing and writing activity!  I think I may have quite a few future Blue Boarders in my class.  :bunnyrun

Kindergarten is SO much fun!  We had our chicks for 2 weeks - the farmer came to bring the eggs and incubators and we got to care for the eggs like Mommy Hens and watch them hatch. ::-) We took care of the chicks for a few days and the farmer came to take them back to the farm on Friday.  The expressions on the kids' faces when the chicks came running up to them was precious! The kids looked so cute holding the baby chicks!  Such fun! 

Sue 

Wow. That would have made me beyond excited as a kid. I don't really want to know what the farmer will do with them... just happy the kids got to enjoy the experience. Amazing.

Er, and apologies for the chick-based thread hijack! :chickendance :easterbasket :happyeaster
Title: Re: Two Qs for 4, 5, and 6 year olds
Post by: AnneB on April 13, 2013, 08:44 PM
Threads like these are why I love the Blueboards so!
Title: Re: Two Qs for 4, 5, and 6 year olds
Post by: stacebee on April 14, 2013, 08:09 AM
This is an amazing thread ! I love these responses, thank you for sharing Blueboard mummies.
Title: Re: Two Qs for 4, 5, and 6 year olds
Post by: Whizbee on April 14, 2013, 09:41 PM
I would like to add that my son says his favorite taste is "frozen."

He's a funny guy...
Title: Re: Two Qs for 4, 5, and 6 year olds
Post by: StaceyM on April 15, 2013, 08:01 PM
I love this thread!
From my 5 year old son:
favorite sound is "hearing people talk about nature"
favorite smell is "lasagna steam when the cheese is bubbly"