Make a Journey Stick

When Aboriginal people of Australia went on journeys, they collected objects along the way, tying them to the stick in the order found. When they returned home, they used the stick to remember their journeys and tell the story of their journey to friends and family.

To make journey sticks, you don't need to bring much along. Just take some string or ribbons (pre-cut) or else rubber bands to attach objects to the stick.Younger children can use a piece of cardboard with double sided tape attached to secure the items to the card.   Older children can make a journey stick the traditional way by choosing a stick and attaching items to it using string or wool.

With all nature activities, be mindful of protecting the natural environment. Only collect things that have fallen to the ground rather than pick flowers, dig up moss or pluck leaves from trees.

Journey Stick
Journey Stick

This is part of the Things That Grow information.