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Faber-Castell has long understood the importance of creativity to all people, especially to young people. It is also continuously searching for environmentally friendly processes and high-quality materials to enhance children’s creative experience throughout every development phase.

We have resources available for all ages from Foundation to Year 10. We also have some great learn@home activities available to keep those creative juices flowing over the holiday period.

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Learn@Home – Painting With Positivity

Let’s face it, it’s been a tough year! We thought it would be a good opportunity to encourage kids to express themselves, learn some great techniques, and spread a little positivity! These activities are great to do independently or as a family, so check them out today and share a little sunshine.

 

Paint A Little Positivity

Colour A Little Happiness:
Creating Rainbows

Shade A Little Sunshine

 

Ages 4 to 7
In this activity you will explore those things you can do to feel good.  Next, you will create a painting to share some positivity and happiness with others. 

Ages 4 to 7
In this activity you will explore how rainbows are made and will make your own actual rainbow. You will then spread a little magic of your own by creating a rainbow artwork.

Ages 4 to 7
In this activity you will explore shadows. You will look at how shadows are made. Finally spread a little sunshine by sharing your artwork with your friends and family.

 

 

Early Learning

Creative Sustainability

Children who are connected to their world and their environment are more likely to take action to care for it later in life. In these activities, children will explore key themes around sustainability through creativity. 

ABC Nature Study

Exploring Materials Through Sculpture

Water Works

The Art of Waste

This activity is designed to help connect children to the wonders of the natural world through sensory and play-based learning.
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This activity is focused on learning through play and hands-on activities. Children will join various materials together to create their own sculptures.

Children investigate water, including why we need it and how we can use it. They use water as the basis for creating a piece on the theme of water.

Children investigate the ways that waste materials can be creatively reused.

Remembering Nature

Making Rainbows

Children explore the nature in their yard. They will then draw or paint the parts of nature from the yard that they remember, and take their artworks outside to compare.
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Children investigate colour by looking at rainbows. Younger children will observe a rainbow made in their room. Older children will paint or draw their own rainbow.

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Primary – Foundation to Year 6

Children who are connected to their world and their environment are more likely to take action to care for it later in life. In these units, children will explore key themes around sustainability through creativity. 

 

Creative Sustainability
Foundation to Year 2

Creative Sustainability
Years 3 & 4

Creative Sustainability
 Years 5 & 6

 

Naplan Preparation

This series of lessons are designed to provide valuable practise for NAPLAN, the national literacy test held in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9*. They incorporate a number of real-world texts provided by Faber-Castell to stimulate literacy learning. 

Where’s The Proof?
Year 3

Small Ideas, Big Stories
Year 3

Convincing With Clarity
Year 5

What’s the Point?
Year 5

Students practise the key comprehension skill of finding evidence to support interpretations of a text. They apply  strategies to build literal and inferred meaning of the text.
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This lesson focuses on developing specific ideas for writing while also providing the opportunity to practise broader narrative writing skills This lesson focuses on linking arguments and persuasive techniques to the audience of a persuasive text. Students will review a peer’s work, then reflect on their work. In this lesson, students will complete activities focused on developing the key reading skill of identifying the author’s purpose.

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Secondary – Years 7 to 10

Young people who are connected to their world and their environment are more likely to take action to care for it later in life. In these first two units, students will explore key themes around sustainability through creativity. The Final Unit – Exploring Permaculture – is a Design & Technology unit that covers  the creative design process based on whole-systems thinking. 

 

Creative Sustainability
Years 7 & 8

Creative Sustainability
Years 9 & 10

Exploring Permaculture
Years 7 to 10

 

Naplan Preparation

This series of lessons are designed to provide valuable practise for NAPLAN, the national literacy test held in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9*. They incorporate a number of real-world texts provided by Faber-Castell to stimulate literacy learning. 

Using Persuasive Devices
Year 7

Vocabulary in Context
Year 7

What’s Your Journey?
Year 9

What’s the Point?
Year 9

Students will develop the skill of elaborating on points to persuade readers, then view examples of how to elaborate on arguments then draft a written persuasive piece
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This lesson supports the development of the key reading skill of using context to understand unfamiliar words or phrases. Students will watch a short clip about a World Traveller and share the journeys they have been on. They will plan their own ‘journey’ story using the Hero’s Journey writing frame. In this lesson, students will practise the key comprehension skill of using evidence to interpret the overall meaning of a text.

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With thanks to our Partner

These lessons were made in partnership with Faber-Castell. They have long understood the importance of creativity to all people, especially to children. They are continuously searching for environmentally friendly processes and materials in support of their creative goals.

 

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