Get your nature fix by doing a short sensory circuit in one of Sheffield’s many green spaces.
A sensory circuit incorporates 3 types of activities which aim to support a sense of well-being.
How it works
- Find a natural space
- Select an activity from each of the 3 areas below
- Time yourself doing each activity for 1 minute
- Reflect on how you feel, you could draw a picture / write a few words / take a photo
- Share your circuit with your family or friends, don't forget to include the location.
- Jog on the spot
- Standing jump
- Tree tag
- Star jumps
- Balance / obstacle course (walk along path edge, use sticks, stepping stones)
- Mirror exercises (Simon Says)
- Sorting natural materials (by size, colour, texture)
- Target practice (throw cones at a tree)
- Tree hug
- Tree lean
- Forest bathe (lie down and look up)
Let’s do this!
We want your help to plot a sensory map of the city. Nature is in constant flux and each circuit will be unique depending on the season, what time of day you are doing it, weather conditions and of course, your mood.
Ideally you will make sensory circuits a daily part of your life. Let us know how you get on using the hashtag #SensoryCircuitsSheffield.
Natural environments are alive!
Be responsible and considerate when doing your circuit. Take care to minimise damage by treading lightly, leaving plants to grow and staying on paths in woodlands. Leave no trace.
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This Sheffield Adventure was written by Emily Whiteley - In-between the trees.