Learn to observe very carefully to distinguish the disturbed dress of your family!
What you’ll need: At least one other person. It’s quite fun to play as a whole family!
What’s it for?
This activity helps train your observation and attention skills in a funny little game.
Notice how you’re feeling right now. Close your eyes and notice what’s going on inside your mind and body.
How are you feeling?
What are you thinking?
How does your body feel?
The first person to play stands in front of the other player(s)
They observe the person carefully
The person leaves the room and adjusts something subtle about their dress. This might be something like rolling up a sleeve, removing a watch, or untying a shoelace.
The person returns to the room and the other player / players have to guess what has changed.
The first person to guess correctly becomes the person to leave the room and adjust their dress.
Keep playing until everyone has had a turn.
Extra Activity: You could play the same game using dolls or puppets, if you have any - adjusting their dress.
When you’ve finished, spend a moment reflecting on the activity and ask yourself the following questions:
Were you able to adjust your dress subtly enough to make it hard for others to guess?
How easy or difficult did you find it to notice the difference of other people’s dress?
How did you find paying attention that closely?
This activity helps you to focus your attention and observation skills.
Take a moment to notice how you are feeling at the end of this activity. Did you discover anything surprising? What can you take away to make you feel better about yourself from this activity?
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Created by Ian Grundy © April 2020
Creative Arts Used: Play
Psychological Areas Explored: Relationships, Attention
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