Forest School Taster Session – Blindfold tree gameOn August 14, 2019 by Raul Dinwiddie
We’ll get you to put one of you blindfold
on ok? So you got your blindfold on (pretend I’ve got a blindfold on and I’ll quickly
show) you can spread out when you do this you are going to take the blindfold person
and you are gonna take them on a little trip around the woods, now it’s useful to tell
them where they are going. (Laughter)
Sticks, branches in their faces all that sort of thing if you tell them that we’ll take
them for a little walk so eventually you get near a tree, now this is very important get
them to put their hands up, I’ve seen kids walk (claps) into a tree, big lump so when
you get near the tree that you think is a good tree so put your hands out and you’re
coming near to the tree and you get then to the tree and you get them to feel to the top
of it, how tall is it? Ah what’s it like at the bottom? Again if there’s prickles
or bumps you know? To tell them. (Laughter)
This is quite, this is quite mossy so put your blindfold on you know? How, get your
arms around it, how wide is it? It’s a biggun, ah it’s a biggun oh….yeah yeah. What’s
the bark like? Has it got grooves in it yeah? And then can you smell it? What does it smell
like? Yeah? Now hopefully by now you know that tree really well.
(Laughter) Your guide will then need you all back to wherever
you started from ok? Lead you back. If they want to they can be cruel and spin you around.
(Laughter) Take off your blindfold and you have to go
and find your tree and you have to actually is it that one, or that one? You might have to go and actually touch it, feel it and say “yeah, that’s the one!”.