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A workshop with the pre-school at the Waldorf School of Atlanta! Our day began with a discussion about our senses and the Journey Sticks that we use at The Cabin Path. The Journey Sticks are beaver chopped sticks covered with a brown lunch bag and a few nature provided materials and decorated to depict each of our 5 senses! They are carried on our trail walk and are held up when one of the senses is seen, heard, touched, tasted, or smelled. The sticks are shared along the way, and many times, all sticks will be held up at the same time. We also talked about how animals use their senses in different ways...and how many have more than 5 senses! We pretended to be an animal in the woods, and talked about how that animal would use its senses.

We touched toads...

We saw insects..and homes for insects!

and more toads!

We smelled wildflowers, fish beds, and the fresh air!

We heard geese, the wind, and rushing water...

It is too early for the berries around The Cabin Path, so we used our tasting skills on a picnic lunch!

A day of play and discovery...

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Comment by Laura Lamarre Anderson on June 6, 2010 at 6:25am
The journey sticks are great and might be a fun addition to my unit on the human body when we discuss the 5 senses. It's a great visual for my ESL 1st graders. Thanks for sharing.
Comment by Jennifer Kable on May 23, 2010 at 4:00am
I love the idea of a journey stick - and your photos are beautiful.
Comment by Suz Lipman on May 17, 2010 at 3:18pm
Hi Sarah. Wow, this looks like another fun and special day at the Cabin Path. The journey stick is such a great way to get kids to explore using all their senses. The children are obviously experiencing a great deal of joy in nature. I continue to marvel at your program, as well as your beautiful photography. Thank you so much for sharing them with us.
Comment by Sarah Crutchfield on May 14, 2010 at 7:17pm
Thank you... It was just a fun day!
Comment by Ken Finch on May 14, 2010 at 7:11pm
Wonderful photos, Sarah!

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