Be Curious - Draw a Scene

Take time out, connect with your surroundings and fill up on vital Vitamin D with this short noticing activity.

This activity can be used as a starting point for our Felt Making activity.

Wellbeing benefits:

Think clearly
Improve decision making
Notice surroundings

Examples of how this activity can help me:

I want to keep my mind in the present and ‘enjoy the moment’ more.


20-30 minutes.

Who can I do this activity with?

On my own or with others.

Where can I do this activity?

Outdoors, or out of a window if its raining!

How often can I do this activity?

Vary this exercise by making drawings of the same scene at different seasons, noting how the shapes and colours change over time.

What do I need?

  • Sketchbook, or paper and something to lean the paper on while you’re drawing
  • Pencils, crayons or felt tip pens
  • Eraser
  • Viewfinder - This is optional, but helps you to choose which part of the landscape you’re going to draw.  (Haven't got one? Go to the beginning of Part 2 for information on how to make and use one, or download our worksheet at the bottom of the pag)
  • Plastic carrier bag to sit on if it’s been raining 

Did you know?

Being outdoors can increase our sleep quality.  Studies show that natural sunlight helps set the body's internal clock that tells us when to eat and sleep.

"'This was a great activity to take a brief pause from everything going on. I felt relaxed afterwards, and saw things I had never noticed before in my local park."

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