Build Your Concentration - Five A Day - Connect

"I have gained new skills doing the textile activity and pushed my boundaries"

Connecting with things around us makes us feel more a part of the world we are in. A good way to connect is through observing something really closely.

Wellbeing benefits:

Notice surroundings
Think clearly

Examples of how this activity can help me:

I want to appreciate where I live more.
I want to be curious and interested in things around me.  

Length:

10-20 minutes.

Who can I do this activity with?

On my own or with others.

Where can I do this activity?

Indoors - at computer, or print off to do anywhere. 

How often can I do this activity?

Try this activity in a museum with a chosen object (think of relevant questions to suit the chosen object).

What do I need?

  • Pen/pencil
  • Print out of activity

Did you know?

Doing creative activity can help us concentrate more easily.  Focusing on a creative task helps us to focus on positive thoughts and enables us to stay in the present moment.

 

You can view other artifacts from Manchester Museum in our Virtual Museum here.

"The fossil is beautiful and the colours are very subtle. Looking at it made me curious to find out more."

Health Rocks workshop participant

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