Quick summary: In this activity, children recognise that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have deep connections to Country. Children use natural materials to create an artwork that celebrates the Country they are on.
This activity is designed to give you an understanding of how to embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives into activities at your centre and to help you build your confidence in exploring this topic with children and families.
This activity forms part of the Caring For Country: Introductory Lessons and Themed Activities. It is recommended that you complete the Introductory Tuning in Lessons in this unit before sharing the Themed Activities with children.
- Natural materials that are gathered from around your centre and neighbourhood. These could include leaves, bark, fallen flowers, grasses, pebbles, feathers, different coloured soil etc. You could also invite families to collect and contribute natural materials. You will need enough materials to create a collaborative artwork.
|Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity||4. Children learn to interact in relation to others with care, empathy and respect|
|Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world||2. Children respond to diversity with respect|
|Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners||1. Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity
4. Children resource their own learning through connecting with people, place, technologies and natural and processed materials
This activity has been developed with the support of the Philips Foundation and the Thyne Reid Foundation.