JOURNEY of the WALKING STICK
This walking stick is a symbol to the purpose of the many things that Gnomes do. Each Strand is an example of the good deeds that Gnomes and humans do to keep the balance within all things, be it, nature, people, and the earth.
The Gnome Walking Stick is a symbol of your journey of becoming a caregiver to yourself, the earth, your family and community. The Gnomes will have a special gift for all the children who bring their completed walking sticks to the Gnome Home at Miss Donna’s Place.
We have learned that by doing the best we can, great things can happen. This Gnome Walking Stick will be returned and can be a constant reminder to the power of life and it’s lessons.
WAYS TO EARN YOUR RAINBOW STRANDS
To earn your RED Strands, which is the “Controlling Emotions” category, you can do things like not getting upset over things that are silly, or not getting angry when you don’t get what you want, being polite, sharing with others in non-selfish ways, etc.
KINDNESS TO OTHERS
To earn your ORANGE Strands, which is the “Kindness to Others” category, you can do things like helping family members with chores or tasks, especially when you are not asked to do so, sharing with your brothers, sisters, and friends, and doing random acts of kindness, and donating to charities, etc.
TAKING CARE OF YOUR BODY
To earn your YELLOW Strands, which is the “Taking Care of your Body” category, you can do things like exercise, eat healthful foods, turn off the TV and going outside to play or going for walks, riding your bike, or playing outdoor games with your family and friends. .
To earn your GREEN Strands, which is the “Earth” category, you can do things like recycle, compost leftovers, turn off water when brushing your teeth, remember to turn off lights, try not to be wasteful with food, pick up trash you see on the ground, or take care of your own plant, etc.
To earn your BLUE Strands, which is the “Personal Responsibility” category, you can do things like getting yourself dressed, brushing your teeth, making your bed, doing whatever your parents ask like going to bed when told, adhering to family rules, etc.
CHALLENGE YOUR MIND
To earn your PURPLE Strands, which is the “Challenging your Mind” category, you can do things like trying something new, such as a new food, sport, or activity, working on your letters and numbers, and working on books at Miss Donna’s Place, etc.
To earn your WHITE Strands, which is the “Creativity” category; you can do things like make, draw, or paint something artistic, build a fairy or gnome house in your back yard, or any other creative outlet like music, dance, put on a puppet show or a play for your family, etc.
CREATE YOUR OWN CATEGORY
To earn your RAINBOW Strands, think of something special or unique that you are trying to improve upon or master. It could be a skill, task, behavior, or anything deemed appropriate.