Slowing down and taking a small part of your day to be silent and listen can help you feel more relaxed and calm. Tune in to what is around you by making a map of sounds. Is there a bird chirping in the tree to your right? Water running in a creek behind you? Footsteps crossing on the sidewalk in front of you?
This 10-20 minute activity can be done with all ages and at any time of day. You will be surprised at how energetic kids (and adults) will calm down and sit for extended periods of time during this activity. For tips and tricks to do this listening activity with your whole, take a look at the Sound Map Activity Guide.
Explore these other posts about observing nature:
- Nature Awareness Guide
- Nature Journal from Your Window
- Create You Own Field Guide
- Science Illustration Prompt: Sequential Observations
- Science Illustration Prompt: Engage Your Senses
Post by: Elise