Choose one of the three photos below, or a plant you enjoy or wish to get to know better.
- Take your time and really look at it with as much curiosity as you have for it.
- Then, close your eyes and see the plant from as many angles and ways as you possibly can via your minds eye.
- Then, open your eyes and see how many things you remembered and how many things you might not have.
And, voilà! You have just played an old nature game of Developing a Deeper Relationship with a Plant Being.
This game can be played with your preschoolers and older children, anywhere and any time. You can even play this game at the dinner table!
Truly, just invite the family to look at the dinner table with curiosity. Take in as many details as you can. Then, close your eyes and see how many things you all remember and with as much detail as you can. Open your eyes and see what everyone remembers!
Doing this develops deeper relationships with anything you are putting your attention to, empathy, expanded memory skills, curiosity for life, one’s surroundings and, well, you might even discover more benefits to this easy and fun game!!!
Plus, here is a link to a board game that will help you go deeper with your plant knowledge and the benefits of many familiar plants: learningherbs.com/wildcraft
Wildcraft! is an Herbal Adventure Game by LearningHerbs