Not two terms you often hear together. Experiential Literacy combines the high engagement of an experiential activity with a targeted literacy skill you would like your learners to focus on. Sound simple? It really is.
Facilitate the activity as described in the downloadable file. When students have returned with their newly created scents have them discuss in small groups words that they could use to describe that smell. Bring the whole group back together and walk them through the creation of a short poem describing the scent. An example could be: Woody, Earthy, Damp: Forest Perfume Students should then create their own and share back to the group. Don't forget to help them expand their vocabulary as they are thinking of descriptive words.
Adding a literacy component to experiential activities can be as simple or as complex as you want to make it. On the Experiential Ideas - Resources page you will find several other experiential activities. See what literacy connections you can make and enjoy the high engagement of these activities.