time required: 10+ minutes
materials: phone or camera (optional)
benefits: heightens sensory awareness, engages cognitive skills (decision making, problem-solving, spatial reasoning), promotes mindfulness, reduces stress & anxiety
On your walk, gather some leaves, rocks, sticks, petals, whatever inspires you. You can choose varying or similar colors and textures. Create a design with them on the on the grass in the sand or sidewalk, wherever you are. Anything goes, and they are likely to spark happiness in anyone who might pass by. Take a picture of your creation with your phone.