When you go for a walk, what do you see?
“I see what I look at”, may be your reply.
So when you walk, think about what you are looking for, as well as what you are looking at, and I guarantee you will see so much more.
When I take my dogs for a walk I want it to be as interesting for me, as they seem to find it. Without their strong sense of smell, I need to rely on other distractions to keep the same old route that little more stimulating.
One of my go to activities is to do a colour walk. I pick a colour or two and then look for it.
The other day I chose blue and purple. So many blue things leapt out at me I was surprised, but purple was a little more elusive.
So I change from looking out into the distance and focused closer to the ground.
A single clover head swayed in the breeze, purple… or would others say dark pink? I kept looking.
Then I did see something purple, proper no argument at all purple. It was a piece of plastic, partially hidden in the grass, not something I would usually spend anytime looking at. But because it was the colour I was looking for it stood out like a little beacon.
Later I walked past some hebe’s with purple flowers, I must have walked past them so many times before, but this time I saw them.
I hope that if you are looking for something to do with your children on your next nature walk, you can use this idea to help them see more than normal.
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