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IGG INVESTIGATE and EXPLORE: Choice Challenge 13

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Visit a mountain, seashore, river bank or woodland and describe or draw what you can see, hear, smell and feel


- A sheet of paper/card per Six
- Pencil
- Colouring pencils


We rely on our five senses to provide information about the world around us. Brownies may recognise the importance of their senses, but they don't often focus on them individually. This Six activity will enable the Brownies to concentrate on each of the senses individually.

· Take your Brownies to an outdoor location - local park, seashore, forest, riverbank, mountain area etc.
· Gather the Brownies and discuss the five senses
· Divide the Brownies into their Sixes and give each Sixer a sheet of paper and pencil
· Ask the Brownies to write a sensory poem on their surroundings, which must involve all the senses. The Sixes should use one sense for each line of the poem. The first line could include a colour, and the last may include touch or emotion for example. The Brownies can put the other lines in any order they choose

Have each Six read out their poems.
Discuss how different each poem is.
Discuss how everyone’s experience will be different.


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