Make a Native American Talking Stick
A Native American talking stick is used to signify who has the right to speak during sacred council ceremonies and meetings. The tribe chief holds the stick as he starts the discussion and then passes it to the next person to share their sacred viewpoint. Only the person holding the stick is allowed to talk, encouraging others to direct their full attention to the speaker.
Your child can learn more about Native American traditions and hone his listening skills through making a talking stick of his own. Using some string and various nature items, he'll construct a beautiful talking stick that's perfect to use at your next family meeting!
What You Need:
- Small stick
- Colorful string