Quick summary: In this activity, children understand that we can use different colours to represent different seasons and different types of weather. They recognise the seasons and understand that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and cultures have seasons that are specific to local weather conditions.
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.
- Collect a range of items of different colours (these can be any items you have around your room, such as pillows, pieces of coloured card, pieces of fabric, blocks or playdough)
- Painting paper
- Paper or bamboo straws
- Watery paints.
|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 Philipps Foundation and the Thyne Reid Foundation.