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Autumn Nature Walks

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Discussion

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Sensory

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Movement

Time

Ive got 20 min

20 min

Ive got 60 min

60 min

About the activity & how to play it

Autumn is such a vibrant and diverse season, with its warming colours and crisp weather in contrast to summer. It would be a shame not to get outside and enjoy these dazzling months, especially when you can do it with our Active Minds Autumn Nature Walker!

Just head out into the garden and look for all the images in the walker, while enjoying the freshness of the air, the scents, sounds and textures. 

Look for smooth conkers bursting out of their prickly cases, juicy-looking blackberries growing in the bushes, and blackbirds pecking in the dry leaves for food.

 

You will need

  1. Active Minds Autumn Nature Walker

The Activity

  1. Spend time looking through the Autumn Nature Walker before setting off to familiarise the person or group with its images
  2. Head into the garden or local park for a short walk with the walker
  3. Choose a dry day for the walk, and don scarves and hats, as it will probably be a bit chilly
  4. Try to find one image at a time from the walker while you wander along
  5. Once you’ve spotted one, hold the walker up and look through the hole to see how it matches
  6. Refer to the back of the walker to find out the names of the images
  7. Encourage everyone to be mindful of the smells, sounds and sights
  8. Touch what you spot, so long as it’s not out of reach, and encourage people to describe how it feels
  9. Keep an eye out for interesting things that aren’t in the walker, and stop to look, smell and feel them
  10. Once everyone has found everything they’re interested in, head back indoors
  11. Enjoy a cuppa talking about all the lovely things you discovered
  12. Ask each person to describe how the sights, sounds, scents and textures made them feel – and what they memories they triggered

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