expect the unexpected

A meditative loose tea exercise to try with your group

Expect the Unexpected: drawing inspiration from the tea leaves 

This exercise worked particularly well for people with dementia who responded well to the sensory elements as well as the reminiscence.  

You will need: 

On a huge sheet of paper tip out a bag of loose-leaf tea. 

Ideas you could try:

There are so many things you can do with this! We loved it's smell and texture. We spread it around and took turns to draw things in the tea, as we told stories based on the pictures. We worked alone and together, adding to each other's pictures, embellishing our stories and creating new adventures.