Quick summary: In this activity, children play Marngrook. They will discover that natural materials can be used to make toys, and will understand that many of the toys of the past – including those used by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kids – were made of natural materials.
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.
- A volleyball or soccer ball
- Old Toys Flashcards
- Open space outdoors to play Marngrook
- Range of toys made from different materials, such as wood, plastic, metal, rubber and fabric.
|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 Phillips Foundation and the Thyne Reid Foundation.