This week our homeschool co-op had a brilliant time exploring one of our local nature reserves and doing a Sensory Nature Scavenger Hunt!
It was a warm enough morning for bare feet and full body sensory fun!
Typically, scavenger hunts focus on sight and maybe touch. I took it that step further to include auditory (sound), olfactory (smell), and different tactile senses (i.e. weight perception).
The scavenger hunt items and the natural world around them provided enough inspiration alone and piqued a lot of interest in the kids. The questions followed and the exploration unfolded naturally.
It was a lovely morning and the kids loved searing and comparing their finds.
We discussed senses in general and put names to different types of sensory input.
The sensory element of the hunt meant that the kids had to focus and concentrate moreso than usual… and to think ahead and keep keen senses.
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Thank you to Sara from Happiness is here for taking the photos for this post!
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