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Mindful Recess: Outdoor Sound Hunt

An Outdoor Sound Hunt is exactly what it sounds like: you walk or sit outside, stay quiet, and try to “hunt” or notice all the different sounds you hear. This mindfulness activity will help you tap into your sense of hearing, becoming present and noticing your environment through your ears. 1. Walk, hike or sit, outside in nature. 2. Settle down by taking a few deep breaths. Try a 3-5 breath! (In for three counts, and out for five). 3. Stay quiet until you hear three different sounds, raising a finger for each one. 4. Optional: Bring a pad of paper and some drawing tools with you and create a map of where you hear each sound. You can do this walking or sitting. 5. When you're finished finding your sounds, click to complete your Mindful Journal page and share what you heard! You can use any of the tools available to you, including the , , , and tools! 6. Make sure to complete both pages and then click the to submit!

Other, Social Emotional Learning, Art
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This mindfulness activity encourages children to tap into their sense of hearing, becoming present and attuned to their environment through their ears. Creating a map a is great way to teach kids the ways all our senses help locate us