Bright orange sand for the mark making area this week. Thanks to Rachel at stimulating learning again for the printables I use in this area!

Practicing fine motor manipulation of hand movements to help promote handwriting skills in the sand. Prompt cards are used for children to copy the shapes.

Aboriginal Clapping Sticks - kids craft

Aboriginal Clapping Sticks

Aboriginal Clapping Sticks are an easy Australian craft that toddlers will love - both making and playing with afterwards. From @ LaughingKidsLearn

Here is a beautiful invitation to play and explore. The inclusion of this culturally specific way of communicating open a dialogue of the "many facets of natural language.." (Directorate for Education - OECD, 2004).

Listens to Aboriginal stories and songs and views Aboriginal artworks and dance. My preschoolers loved this today. Exploring aboriginal storytelling symbols through sensory play - ochre coloured sand. By Kelly Slip

Great open ended activity for toddlers and older children. Painting gumnuts is simple and children can be very creative.

Gumnut Painting

Painting gumnuts - I don't even know what a gumnut is or where it grows, but I imagine this idea could be applied to any seed pod, twig or leaf.

Must do this one with my kids. Wombat Stew. Great book and great imaginary play. #AdventuresathomewithMum #kidsbooks

Do you bring your stories to life? Lately we have taken this to another level. This is how we bought Wombat Stew to life using pre.

Fully editable Indigenous Text Unit of Work featuring teaching ideas and activities for the Aboriginal Dreamtime stories, Malu Kangaroo, How the Birds Got Their Colours, Dunbi the Owl and Warnayarra - the Rainbow Snake. Ideal for NAIDOC Week activities, in the lead up to NAIDOC celebrations or any imaginative text study. Available from my Teachers Pay Teachers store, Learning for Littlies.

Indigenous Text Unit of Work Fully Editable Version

Experience the Australian culture through indigenous dot artwork.

Take your kids on a journey to the down under and explore their culture by creating beautiful Australian Dot artwork


This pin displays an activity in which is being completed in by small children. It emphasises as cultural perspective through art and allows children to contribute and explore cultures through understanding in their art, creating their own artworks.