Find the Four!

Find the Four!

For Blindness Awareness Month and World Sight Day, The Wildlife Trusts and VICTA are setting you a Sensory-Scape challenge - Find the Four!

This is a four senses nature scavenger hunt - by completing this challenge you will learn to engage with nature WITHOUT using your sight!

  • Time: One-two hours
  • Make sure that you wash your hands carefully after handling anything - and don’t eat anything you find!
  • Share your experience with us on social media using #BlindnessAwarenessMonth


You’ll need:

  • Something soft
  • Something prickly
  • Something wet
  • Something smooth

Once you’ve found your four items or textures, use your hands, and not eyes, to explore the objects, and ask questions, for example:

  •  Do all trees feel the same?
  • Are all leaves the same size and shape?
  • Why are some things smooth and some things rough?
Tree bark


You’ll need:

  • Water
  • Soil
  • A tree
  • A flower/fragrant leaves

Smell each of the four items and ask the following questions:

  • Do flowers, leaves and trees smell the same?
  • What does a pond or water source smell like?
  • If you rub the leaves with your finger first, do they smell stronger?

Common carder bumblebee (Bombus pascuorum) foraging on Pink asters (Aster novae-angliae) in Wiltshire garden, UK, September. - Nick Upton/2020VISION


Listen out for:

  • A bird singing
  • A bush rustling
  • A snapping sound
  • A crunching sound

Go on an adventure and try to hear the four things above! 

  • Can you identify a bird just by the sound of its song? 
  • Can you hear the wind? How does it affect the other sounds?
  • Can you hear any other types of animals?

Common nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos) adult singing. Spring. Cambridgeshire. - Chris Gomersall/2020VISION


You’ll need:

  • Something a bird eats
  • Something an insect eats
  • Something a squirrel eats
  • A stinging nettle

Find four things that can be edible to wildlife. Make sure not to eat them, as some things can be dangerous for humans!

  • Use your other senses to examine the objects
  • Can you identify the type of berry, nut or seed that you’ve found?
  • Did you find it difficult to find things? Talk about how wildlife might find their food
Hawthorn, rosehip and sloe berries