After two grumpy posts, here's a feel-good post. I've had two day-long meeting/training things each of the last two weeks. And at both of them, I was pleasantly surprised that, when it came time to do some team writing excercises on a sketch pad, we got to use scented markers! Sanford's Mr. Sketch markers, in particular.
Fun smelling markers seem to bring out the kid in everyone. The red ones really smell like cherry! You could see everyone's face light up as we passed the various colors around to see what each one smelled like. One guy scribbled a bunch on the sketch pad and then sniffed the pad to see how strong the scent would be.
A couple scented markers lightened the whole mood of our meetings.