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Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

Senses – Foundation Stage

A day’s programme does not necessarily include all the listed activities and can be adapted to suit individual needs and requirements. Normally we fit in three - five activities during your visit.

Activities Learning objective: the children should learn...
Colour palettes
  • to look carefully at the variety of colours found on different parts of plants.
Colour filters
  • to see the Gardens from different coloured viewpoints.
Leaf sort
  • to appreciate the wide variety of different colours and shapes of leaves.
Leaf match
  • to observe carefully the wide range of leaves in the Gardens (shape, colour and texture).
Un-nature trail
  • a greater understanding of camouflage whilst hunting for hidden objects in the natural environment.
Meet a tree
  • to use their available senses to identify a tree. N.B this is a blind fold game of trust.
Giant Caterpillar trail
  • explore the Gardens as a giant caterpillar. N.B this is a blind fold game of trust.
Touch eggs
  • to appreciate the different textures and patterns found in nature.
Texture cards
  • that there are a variety of textures to be found in the natural environment..
Shape cards
  • that there are a variety of shapes to be found in the natural environment.
Colour sticky strips
  • about the range of different coloured and textured materials found in the Gardens by collecting items to create an individual coloured strip.
Smelly sticky strips
  • about the range of different smells found in the Gardens by collecting items to create an individual smelly strip.
Smelly socks
  • to observe smells out in the garden and express their likes and dislikes.
Listening game
  • identify different sounds and the direction they are coming from.
Blindfold partner game
  • to listen to and follow directions without the sense of sight to pick up specific bean bags. N. B. This is a blind fold game of trust.
Bamboo products hunt
  • to distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made.


 

Sessions times

  • Pre-school 10am -12pm
    You are welcome to stay for lunch
  • Reception 10am to 2.30pm
    with a break for a picnic lunch at 12pm in or near the Education Centre

Suggested pre-visit activities

  • Discuss the five senses

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