Greet everyone with a "Happy Wattle Day!"
Have a bunch or two around the room in vases.
Go on a walk to view some local wattle trees.
Learn a new rhyme-
Golden Wattle, fairy stuff
Little balls of yellow fluff
Hear the bees how loud they hum
To say they're glad that Spring is come
When the stars begin to peep
Then the wattle falls asleep
Like a tired child in bed
It droops its pretty curly head
Sing the song -
We're proud to wear the Green and Gold,
Live the Spirit of Australia,
We welcome Spring on Wattle Day,
From coast to coast, let's all say G'Day.
Rest of song and MP3 download
Put out green and gold, paint and crayons and explain the colours of Australia.
Have picnic lunch underneath a wattle tree.
Check out What You Can Do ideas for older children at school from the Wattle Day Association.
Golden Wattle (Acacia pycnantha)
Burnley Gardens, Victoria, Australia