This morning we had a go at a sensory trail.
This summer I’ve shared regular updates of what we’ve been up to during the school holidays – you can see a summary at our 2020: 42 Activities of Summer page.
Before we started the trail, we played a few games. We had to put on blindfold masks, and follow directions such as “turn left, take two steps, turn 180 degrees, take a step back”. When we took our blindfolds off we were all over the place.
Next we had to hold a big circular rope, and with the blindfold on make shapes such as a diamond and triangle.
Onwards to the trail. We each took it in turns leading our family group one hand holding a rope and the other holding the shoulder of the person in front. We had to navigate over tyres, through a door with several locks on (only one of them worked), up and down steps, through tunnels, with our instructor getting us to step over imaginary puddles and tickling us with sticks (we found this out later when we saw him doing it to members of the next group).
I found this one of the most fun activities. There was quite a bit of cheating going on, especially Boy 3, who’d randomly say “watch out Mam, there’s a branch up ahead” and “I can see a tyre” when he was behind me and supposed to be able to see nothing!
Have you completed a sensory trail?