This is an activity from “Growing Creative Kids – the E-Book!”
A great way to make exercise more interesting, choose a sense before setting out for your next walk. You could go for a general senses – such as a “smell” walk or you can specialize such as listening for bird sounds. Here is a list of possible walks:
Sounds Created by People
Sounds in Nature
Smells of Nature
Smells Created by Humans
Man Made Objects
Choose a specific color or shape to look for
Look for natural objects that spell your name or initials
Look for unexpected things
Look for ordinary things you usually pay no attention to
Look through the eye of a camera – digital or disposable
These are all great ideas to occupy imaginations on walks to and from school and very easy for babysitters and care takers to involve children in. Safety first – always say “There is a …” before touching or examining anything so the adult can make sure it is safe. Tasting can be added to walks by carrying snacks with you or making the walks destination into a special treat for your child.
This is an easy way to have fun, get active and train your senses. Do you have any ideas for a “Sense Walk”? Please leave a comment and share with us!
Great ways get kids experiencing and respecting nature!