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Painting activity for kids - dot painting

Dot Painting

Aboriginal dot paintings are a wonderful tradition that is great to introduce to our kids in a simplistic form. It is also a fun thing to do where minimal items are required. Keep them in your art cup

Remembrance  Veteran s Day Poppy Wreath | Mama Papa Bubba

Remembrance Day Poppy Wreath - Mama.Papa.Bubba.

After taking down our Halloween footprint bunting during our major clean-up today, Gracen and I decided we needed something new on our apartment door – something to help celebrate Remembrance Day. After searching around the web for a few minutes, we found this beautiful poppy wreath craft kit and decided we could make our own…

Australian Dot Painting: Australia Craft for kids to learn about Aborigine culture as part of an Australia unit study

Kids Craft Ideas: Aboriginal Dot Painting ⋆ Sugar, Spice and Glitter

Australian Dot Painting: Australia Craft for kids to learn about Aborigine culture as part of an Australia unit study

FREE Craftivity! This is a simple cut-and-paste collage style compass rose craft.  It helps kids understand how a compass rose... read more

Teaching Map Skills - The Classroom Key

FREE Craftivity! This is a simple cut-and-paste collage style compass rose craft. It helps kids understand how a compass rose works and learn the order of the cardinal directions (plus it looks great hung up in the hall!) You can pick up the template for free HERE. Here’s how it’s done: You will need…

ANZAC Day ideas

ANZAC Day 2012: PrepD children (5 Year Olds) respond to the famous story Simpson and his Donkey

ANZAC Day – 25 April – is probably Australia’s most important national occasion. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during…

Image: A beautiful picture that represents the different indigenous languages of Australia. Could be used for an idea in "representing data".

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“My word! Check out this sweet map of the different indigenous languages of Australia:”

A great poem to allow students to understand the meaning of Anzac Day. Could be used as a whole class recital.

A great poem to allow students to understand the meaning of Anzac Day. Could be used as a whole class recital.

These Australian Exploration Cards are great for learning about the history of Australia.

Australian Exploration Cards

A great way to learn about the history of Australia is with these Australian Exploration Cards. They can be used in multiple ways.

ANZAC day slouch hat art and craft

ANZAC day slouch hat art and craft

Introducing Australian History - A big list of resources and FREE PRINTABLE AUSTRALIAN HISTORY TIMELINE CARDS

Introducing Australian History

Over the past few years, we have learnt about Australian history through different events, such as Anzac Day, as it has provoked questions and stirred an interest. Knowing that my son loves stories, I introduced him to history through different picture books and from there, other hands-on learning activities have evolved. When I first looked at history, I thought about using the illustrated history books Our Sunburnt Country by Arthur Baillie and Our Australian Story by Janette Cassey…

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