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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 [email protected] activities available to keep those creative juices flowing over the holiday period.

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[email protected] – 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
– 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. 

Colour A Little Happiness:
Creating Rainbows
– 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.

Shade A Little Sunshine
– 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.

A World of Colour
– Early Learning to Year 2

Kid/s will explore cultural diversity by thinking about how colours make the world a more interesting place. In particular, they explore the differences between skin, hair and eye colours.

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
– Early Learning

This activity is designed to help connect children to the wonders of the natural world through sensory and play-based learning.

Exploring Materials Through Sculpture
– Early Learning

This activity is focused on learning through play and hands-on activities. Children will join various materials together to create their own sculptures.

Water Works
– Early Learning

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.

The Art of Waste
– Early Learning

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

Remembering Nature
– Early Learning

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.

Making Rainbows
– Early Learning

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.

World Colours
– Early Learning

Children explore cultural diversity by thinking about how colours make the world a more interesting place. In particular, they explore the differences between skin, hair and eye colours.

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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

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

Creative Sustainability
– Years 3 & 4

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

Creative Sustainability
– Years 5 & 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 this unit, students will explore key themes around sustainability through creativity.

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

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.

Small Ideas, Big Stories
– Year 3

This lesson focuses on developing specific ideas for writing while also providing the opportunity to practise broader narrative writing skills

Convincing With Clarity
– Year 5

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

What’s the Point?
– Year 5

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

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

Creative Sustainability
– Years 9 & 10

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

Exploring Permaculture
– Years 7 to 10

Students will explore permaculture design, and discover ways that they can incorporate permaculture into their own designs. Students will be introduced to the ethics at the core of permaculture and examine a real-world permaculture case study from Zanzibar.

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

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

Vocabulary in Context
– Year 7

This lesson supports the development of the key reading skill of using context to understand unfamiliar words or phrases.

What’s Your Journey?
– Year 9

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.

What’s the Point?
– Year 9

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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