Know Noses

Know Noses lesson plan

A nose is a nose. By any other name would it still smell as sweet? Learn all about noses, then invent a new and improved sniffer!

  • 1.

    Find out all about noses. What parts do they have? How does the sense of smell work? Which animals have a keen sense of smell? Imagine a "super nose." What abilities could a "super nose" have? How would it look?

  • 2.

    Redesign human or animal noses to make them more sensitive, functional, or attractive. Draw a 3-D nose and all its parts with Crayola® Construction Paper™ Crayons.

  • 3.

    Cut out your super nose with Crayola Scissors. Fold the paper to make your nose stand up.

  • 4.

    Glue your super nose and its parts to another paper with Crayola School Glue. Air dry.

  • 5.

    Write words and phrases around the nose to convince people about its exciting new and improved attributes. Ask someone to help with spelling if you’re not sure about a word. Create a store display of new noses that people and other animals could purchase.


  • Children identify the parts of a nose and how they enable the sense of smell.
  • Children design imaginary new, improved noses for humans or other animals.
  • Children use persuasive language to make their new noses appealing.


  • Work in groups to create games about your new noses. You could create guessing games and quiz games in which you match noses to different functions.
  • Design new noses using Crayola Model Magic. Create nose masks and paint in exciting colors. Write commercials using persuasive language, then wear nose masks while selling the new product to classmates.
  • Do similar constructions with ears, eyes, or mouths. Or choose pets such as dogs and cats, and find out about their sense of smell.