Sensory-rich activities: connecting people with the outdoors

Sound activities

We have compiled a collection of activities, games and exercises that are all based around sound.

You will learn how to ‘tune in’ to your natural environment and discover a whole new world of sound. These ideas are suitable for everyone and can be adapted to suit any environment. You can turn a simple walk around your garden into a sound adventure.

Activities include;

  • creating a sound hunt
  • going on a sound walk
  • guidance on how to record and illustrate a soundscape
  • keeping a sound journal

These activities can be done as a family, as part of a school group, a memory cafe group or one on one. We have also provided you with a comprehensive list of sound words for you to use as inspiration or as part of a sound game.


Young boy engaged in sound mapping

Download the sound activities instructions

Sound activities instructions pdf (689kb)
Sound activities instructions plain text


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