Sensory-rich activities: connecting people with the outdoors

Where do I live?

 

Using three different landscapes, participants are asked to decide which plants and objects are associated with each landscape. As well as exercise for the brain this activity stimulates conversations around the various landscapes, plants and objects that people may be familiar with.

Where do I live activity by Sensory Trust

 

Prepare 3 images of 3 different landscapes; for example – coastal, country lane and urban park. You could use magazines, newspapers or print something from the internet.

To accompany these images, find 2 or 3 objects that provide visual clues for each landscape; for example – shells for coastal image, cut flowers for urban park, small car toy for country lane.

Collect plants that can be found in each landscape (try and do this as close to the day as possible; if it’s not possible, then collect plants and press them to dry rather than leave them to dry slowly and shrivel out of shape)

Download the full printable instructions for Where do I live? (pdf 47 kb)

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