Today I’m sharing nature activities you can do to improve listening skills. 

Pick two of these places: 

  • the back yard
  • a local park
  • the pool
  • a state park
  • the river
  • the lake
  • the woods
  • a campfire

Sit or stand as quietly as possible, close your eyes for a few minutes, and listen to the sounds around you. 

Can you hear the wind? The rustling leaves of the tree? Any birds or bugs? 

How many different sounds do you hear? 

Do you hear people in the distance? 

Can you imitate any of the sounds you hear? 

Make a list of the sounds you heard for each place. 

Take a pix of each place you did the listening at.

And, afterwards, put the pix together with a quick summary of the sounds you heard using page 29 from Ten Minutes to Better Study Skills. Then 3 whole punch your list with the pix included and keep it in your family notebook. At the end of the summer you’ll have a GREAT family memory book as well!


Summer Activities for Kids

Bonnie Terry, M. Ed., BCET, Board Certified Educational Therapist #10167, is the founder of considered one of the top experts in the country in helping teachers and parents identify their students’ learning difficulties and whether they have a learning disability. 

Remember, with just a few minutes a day you can help your child with their learning skills even if they have a learning problem or a learning disability!

Bonnie Terry