Autumn is one of my favourite seasons. There are so many things to be seen and to be discovered. And what better way to explore than going on a sensory walk.
So what do you need?
Well I suggest you pop on some wellies, a warm coat and have a carrier bag handy to put in any items that you might find and like to take home.
Then all that is needed is…. you.
Using your eyes, ears, nose and hands, have fun exploring your surroundings.
The girls and I went out for a stroll last weekend and managed to discover many things.
We saw BIG puddles which of course had to be jumped in.
We touched creepy crawlies including snails, slugs and worms.
We smelt the beautiful flowers.
We heard quacking and soon discovered ducks in the river.
We felt bumps on the floor and bricks on the buildings.
We saw what nature made, leaves, berries, conkers.
Along the way we felt different textures : wet, slimy, rough, bumpy, smooth, spiky.
We heard different sounds : birds tweeting, the river running, ducks quacking, cars whizzing past.
We saw so much : different colours, creatures of different sizes, spider webs, leaves falling from the trees.
We smelt different scents : pollen from the flowers, the smell of the rain hitting the ground.
And the fun doesn't have to stop when you arrive back home.
Why not draw all of the things you've discovered, perhaps make a picture sticking on the items from your bag, you could even do some rubbings with the leaves you've found.
The possibilities are endless.
Have you been on a sensory walk yet? What have you discovered and learn about?