Be Curious - Notice What You Like - Part 1 and 2

Be inspired by nature in this short noticing activity. Look for leaves or flowers that interest you and note down their qualities.

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

Wellbeing benefits:

Notice surroundings
Feel relaxed

Examples of how this activity can help me:

I want to find healthy ways to relax.

Length:

Part 1: 20-30 minutes
Part 2: 20 minutes.

Who can I do this activity with?

On my own or with others.

Where can I do this activity?

To top up on that all important vitamin D try to complete this activity whilst outdoors, but if that’s not possible take the leaf or flower home and finish the activity off there.

How often can I do this activity?

Use this activity regularly to feel the benefits of being outdoors and noticing surroundings. Use as a starting point for creating felt pieces and other artworks.

What do I need?

For Part 1:

  • A printout of this exercise
  • A pencil

Note - If you can’t print the exercise out, use a notebook or sketchbook, and make a note of the questions in this exercise beforehand

For Part 2:

  • A5 card (half the size of A4) to make a viewfinder – this is a useful size, but it can be larger or smaller
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Ruler

If making a moveable viewfinder:

  • as above replacing A5 card with A4 card
  •  2 large paperclips 

Did you know?

Being curious and observant improves our capacity for enjoyment of the world around us.

"I enjoyed getting out and about with this activity."

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