What you can do – activities for all

Create your own ways to celebrate Australia and being Australian

Suggested National Wattle Day Activities

  • Take a sprig of wattle or something gold and something green to your parents
  • Collect samples of wattle to decorate your classroom
  • Plant wattle trees and shrubs around your school grounds every year
  • Collect and arrange wattle in vases
  • Write a story or poem on what you think National Wattle Day is or what the day means to you
  • Visit the local botanic gardens or arboretum
  • Join a tour to learn about indigenous uses of wattle
  • Visit spring festivals and markets with a wattle theme
  • Join in some folk dancing
  • Organise an Australian play or poetry readings
  • Sing wattle songs. Click here for words and music
  • Hold your own Collectors Show to display and talk about anything that uses wattle as a design or is made from wattle
  • Make your own National Wattle Day badge
  • Paint an old shirt the green and gold of the wattle and wear it on National Wattle Day
  • Organise a BBQ for National Wattle Day for family and friends
  • Cook with wattle seed or decorate cakes and cupcakes with yellow and wattle blossom
  • Create painting or a poem that includes by wattle
  • Sing songs or recite poems on wattle
  • Cook food with wattleseed (here’s a recipe for pavlova (https://cherikoff.net/wattleseed-pavlova/) from Vic Cherikoff a pioneer of Australia’s wildfood industry) and learn about the history of eating wattleseed in Australia in modern times.