5 Senses for Fall Awareness
- Instruct participants to find or bring a leaf with them to the session.
- Instruct participants to describe their leaf with their 5 senses using the below prompts:
- Observe the leaf: What does your leaf look like?
- Touch the leaf: What does your leaf feel like?
- Smell the leaf: What does your leaf smell like?
- Make sounds with the leaf: What does your leaf sound like?
- Taste: What leaves do you eat? What do they taste like?
Materials & Tools Required:
- If you are working with clients who may have sensory impairments, consider in advance how you might adapt the prompts to ensure that everyone can participate.
- Mindfulness exercises generally work best when the facilitator speaks in a slow, calm tone and pauses to allow participants time to think and reflect.
- When selecting plant materials (such as the leaves for this activity), always ensure that you have properly identified and know any potential risks of interacting with that plant (ie: some leaves may cause skin irritation or injury to the skin).