Walking and sticks are a perfect combination. Our walk with friends last weekend had all three boys starting the walk with a large stick. One of these had a forked end and on his own initiative one of the boys wound a long piece of grass around this stick and started adding items to it.
By the end of the walk the sticks contained lots of wildflowers, a feather, piece of flint, piece of chalk and an empty snail shell. I loved the way everything happened spontaneously. The boys were kept busy making me free to take photos of the beautiful wildflowers.
It was a wonderful day for a walk and the children needed no encouragement to run around and keep moving. If they had this would have been a brilliant way to keep interest going. As it was the journey sticks made the walk more interesting for everyone. Every stick tells a story and I hope that the boys will remember the walk that day as the walk where they created their own journey sticks.