Thursday, 14 February 2013

Journey sticks endless imagination ( Learning through play )

I am going to give you a bit of stick ....

No I really am going to give you a bit of stick : A journey stick.

Native American and Australian Aboriginals are said to have used journey sticks to tell stories about their travels. When they went on journeys they collected things and tied them to their stick in chronological order. By referring to their items on their stick they were able to remember their journey and recount their stories. This is a very personal way of recording a journey and there is no right or wrong way to make a journey stick.

Journey sticks can be used to explore places, create maps or used as a stimulus for creative writing of poetry.

One of the things you can do is make a card board slide so you can take a leaf slide.


Be sure not to pick any wild flowers.


17 comments:

  1. A lovely idea, and a good tip about the not picking of wildflowers too x

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  2. Oh that's a pretty cool idea and a great way of keeping a record of things!

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  3. Great idea for something to do with the kids during the long summer holiday... We could create one on a day out to remember what order we did things in... kind of like a scavenger hunt!!

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  4. This is a great idea for kids definitely, great tip about wild flowers too!

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  5. It's a nice idea - my so did something similar, but different one holiday as a school project and it was a lot of fun.

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  6. This is a great idea for the kids x

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  7. Lovely idea for the kids, great for collecting memories from the trips :)

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  8. What a nice idea- I must do this with the kids. Thanks for the inspiration lovely x

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  9. What a great way for kids to document their travels. Super idea Claire

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  10. My son loves sticks and has a whole collection by the front door. I'll have to start asking him about what they mean to him.

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  11. What a wonderful idea, this a good way to keep a diary account.

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  12. Great idea, the kids would enjoy this. Mich x

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  13. What a fun idea - will add one to the kids summer diary

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  14. Didn't know that! What a great way to remember a journey

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  15. What a lovely idea, a fantastic way to keep memories of a journey! x

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