Scavenger Hunts for Thrive Month

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

The Department of Sociology and Legal Studies is bringing back the Fall and Wellness Scavenger Hunts for Thrive Month.

What is Thrive?

It is a month-long campus initiative to promote wellbeing and increase mental health awareness through a series of events and activities for University of Waterloo students, faculty, and staff. The goals of Thrive are to enhance mental health literacy, build healthy habits and self-care skills, and foster a supportive and inclusive community. This year, the events run from October 18 to November 12.

Scavenger Hunts

The purpose of these scavenger hunts are to promote wellbeing through time spent out in nature, exercise, relaxation, and self-care activities. Students, faculty, and staff are all welcome to participate. We encourage you to share posts and pictures of yourself working on the scavenger hunt with hashtags #uwaterloosocls #uwaterloothrive. Have fun!

Fall Scavenger Hunt

  • A chickadee sitting on the branch covered in red berries.Leaf with 3 different colours
  • Festive decoration (ex. Halloween, fall, Christmas)
  • Puddle
  • Insect (ex. spider, worm, ant)
  • Berries on a bush/tree
  • Leaf pile
  • 2 squirrels of different colours (ex. red squirrel and grey squirrel)
  • 2 different species of birds (ex. crow, cardinal, chickadee, woodpecker)

Wellness Scavenger Hunt

  • A woman in the one-legged king pigeon yoga pose.Warm beverage (ex. coffee, tea, hot chocolate, hot apple cider)
  • Exercise (ex. bike ride, yoga, walk, workout)
  • Creative activity (ex. art, playing music, dancing, gardening)
  • Connecting with 2 different family or friends (ex. call, email, socially distanced gathering)
  • 2 different cleaning activities (ex. making one’s bed, washing dishes, doing laundry, vacuuming, emptying garbage, tidying work/study space)
  • 3 different relaxing/self-care activities (ex. reading, meditation, breathing exercise, watching TV/movie, warm bath, listening to music, petting/playing with a pet, skincare, playing a game)
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