Screen Shot 2016-07-03 at 10.53.52 PM.png

Journey Sticks

On your next walk encourage your kids to create a journey stick. A journey stick is essentially a memento of a nature walk featuring items collected whilst on the walk; these might be things like leaves, twigs, flowers, feathers or anything else natural that you find along the way.

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, you need to be mindful of protecting your surroundings. Spend a couple of minutes explaining this to children before you start, and only collect things that have fallen to the ground.

This activity really appeals to kids; it involves hunting, collecting, comparing with other children, as well as the opportunity to get creative with the stick design. The sticks will be unique and incorporate different items with a variety of shapes, colors, textures, and sizes.

A journey stick is such a great activity to do with children during an outdoor trip; it keeps them busy, helps them learn about nature, and provides them with a memento to take home. You also need very little in the way of preparation; just some string or sticky cardboard, depending on which type you’re making. Journey Sticks can be a fun family tradition: a lovely reminder of days surrounded by nature and family.

Screen Shot 2016-07-03 at 10.53.26 PM.png
Screen Shot 2016-07-03 at 10.53.11 PM.png

Tutoring Services

The Growing Room Academy provides Private Tutoring at all of our locations after school. Tutoring sessions can be requested and scheduled with one of our skilled staff of tutors anytime.

Live Oak

Academy Classes

The Growing Room Academy provides hands-on enrichment classes at the Growing Room after school. These classes are available to all students and are an affordable way to learn sports, STEM, music and so much more.