Magic woodland wands
Perfect for supporting children's imaginative play in the woods! Create a magical experience by gathering natural materials and create your very own wand.
What you'll need
- natural materials
- double-side sticky tape
- a dry day!
Useful items from our shop
Consider the environmental impact of preparing, carrying out & completing this activity. Could this impact be reduced? Specific considerations for this activity could include:
- leave no trace
Health & Safety Considerations
Follow your usual operating procedures and carry out appropriate risk benefit assessments.
Some considerations particular to this activity include:
- working with sticks
Each child chooses a stick from the woodland floor, about the length of their arm.
Wind double-sided tape around one end of the stick.
The child then collects magical things (natural items) and sticks them on their wand.
Each special thing adds to the magic.
The child invents a magic word or rhyme that is unique to them.
Spells are created by saying the magic word or rhyme with the wand in contact with the earth.
Take it further:
Ruth, who donated this activity, says
“Some year 2’s and I made wands and took these photos… A great way to celebrate the season, note the wild garlic! We talked about the properties of the trees the sticks came from and the magic that tree could give us. The children all wanted oak to make them strong!”
Disclaimer: Muddy Faces cannot take any responsibility for accidents or damage that occurs as a result of following this activity.You are responsible for making sure the activity is conducted safely.