Activity time: 10 minutes
Preparation for Activity
- Map out a walk around the grounds, making sure that it will be accessible to everyone in the group.
- Make sure that the children bring their coats and any other outdoor apparel appropriate for the weather.
Description of Activity
Children take a walk outdoors, exploring the effects of the wind or snow.
Take advantage of a windy or snowy day by leading the children outdoors. Encourage them to notice how the weather affects the landscape around them. If it's windy, can they see leaves blowing or trees bending? Can they hear the rustle of the wind? Does the wind carry any unusual smells or aromas? Can they fell the wind tickle their hair, ears, fingers? If it's snowy, can they see limbs bending under the weight of the snow? Can they feel a snowflake on their cheek, or taste one on their tongue? Does snow have a smell or a sound?
Including All Participants
Make sure the outdoor area is accessible for all.