This 5 senses scavenger hunt helps the body and mind calm down and come into the present moment, especially when feeling scared, worried, anxious or stressed.
Explore the world using your all 5 of your senses — sight, hearing, taste, touch, and smell. Focusing with our senses helps keep us grounded in the present moment instead of worrying about the past or future.
- Download and print out the 5 Senses Scavenger Hunt Journal Pages
- Pen or pencil plus colored pencils or markers
The Science Behind the Smiles
Using the senses to notice your surroundings is one way to bring yourself into the present moment and soothe any anxiety you might be experiencing about the past or future.
What Your Nose Knows: Sense of Smell and Your Health (National Institute of Health)