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Mind Play Walk

To be truly connecting to the nature, we need our mind be ready first.

When you first start walking you may find your mind wanders off to something else easily and your presence in the moment has slipped.

Here are some unique ideas to help your fully immerse in nature and grow your mind with nature thru the play of our senses.

::Go Slow. Talk Less. Feel More::

(These activities have the greatest effect when done in small groups)

Mind Play: One Thing

Observe the Beauty Around – it may be – the swish of the wind in the trees, the different colors of plants, the soft dirt or crunch of leaves, and sounds of birds singing etc.

Name and share 1 thing in nature which is bringing them calm. All participants try and sense that 1 thing in silence for 30 seconds. Repeat the process with the next participant, until the circle is complete.

Insight: This exercise helps us calm down, and be present to nature. Sharing our sense with each other grows our awareness and enriches our experience of nature.

Mind Play: Who Am I

Participants take a short 10 minute walk in nature. Each person finds something in nature which represents them as a person. Regroup after the walk to share your object and why you chose it.

Insight: This activity helps us get to know each other better and the values we hold dear. It is also a good way of seeing yourself reflected in nature.

Mind Play: Game of Imagination

Place all the objects collected in the last round in the center of a circle. Pick up any object from the pile and ask group members to use their imagination to turn this object into something else. For e.g: A long stick can become a flying broom, or a microphone stand or a paddle for a boat. Participants can’t name the new object but have to enact it out. The others try and guess what the object is being turned into. See how many different things one object can become, before moving on to the next one. Let nature help you renew & expand your mind

Mind Play: I Spy

This is a game to sharpen your observation, focus, and attention. As the group walks in nature, the leader finds something unique or interesting and calls out its name by saying “I spy a …(name of object – e.g mushroom / owl / blue flower). The first member in the group to spot the object, becomes the lead and gets to call out the next interesting object.

Mind Play: Connections

This is the last activity for the group and is linked to the