Activity Introduction

Quick summary: Students design stickers for home and a poster for school to remind people not to waste water.

Key lessons and understandings of activity:

  • Design a communication product that prompts people’s memory about their water use.

Australian Curriculum Mapping

Content descriptions:

Year 1 Science

  • Represent and communicate observations and ideas in a variety of ways such as oral and written language, drawing and role play (ACSIS029)

Year 1 English

  • Create short imaginative and informative texts that show emerging use of appropriate text structure, sentence-level grammar, word choice, spelling, punctuation and appropriate multimodal elements, for example illustrations and diagrams (ACELY1661)

Year 2 Science

  • Represent and communicate observations and ideas in a variety of ways such as oral and written language, drawing and role play (ACSIS042)

Year 2 English

  • Create short imaginative, informative and persuasive texts using growing knowledge of text structures and language features for familiar and some less familiar audiences, selecting print and multimodal elements appropriate to the audience and purpose (ACELY1671)

Syllabus outcomes: ST1-4WSEN1-2A.

Topic: Water

Year levels: 1 and 2

Indoor or outdoor activity: Indoor

Time required: two times 25 mins

Learning areas addressed: Geography, English, The Arts (ICT option).

Level of teacher scaffolding: Help students to choose appropriate art materials.

Resources required: Art materials.

Homework and extension opportunities: None.

Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.


Teacher Worksheet

Teacher preparation


Students design communication products using art materials. Small groups of students design a poster to be placed in the school. Students make stickers to take home. Students could design their stickers using computers. In this way, they could print many and swap them with other students. 

Activity 1.

1. Using scrap paper, small groups of students design a poster. The final poster will be displayed in an area of the school where people walk past.

2. Students decide what they want people in the school to do to save water.

3. In their design, students include a message about how people can save water. They make an outline of their artwork.

4. They present their design to the class and the teacher provides feedback.

5. Students use their design to make their poster.

6. The posters are displayed around the school.

Activity 2.

1. Using scrap paper, students design one or more stickers. The final stickers will be displayed somewhere in their home

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