Quick summary: In this activity, children explore fire as a subject for stories and play. They will watch videos on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and cultures, and will create a pretend campfire to share stories around.
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.
- Access to a device to share a YouTube video
- A book to read or story ideas to share around the campfire (check this resource list for story ideas)
- Materials for creating a pretend campfire, such as:
- Sticks and leaves
- Coloured paper or cellophane to represent fire
- Stones to create a circular fire pit
- Cooking equipment
- Pretend food
- Cushions for sitting on
|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 Philipp Foundation and the Thyne Reid Foundation.