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NAIDOC WEEK

Story Time. Any Time!

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Today's Story Time is

By Sally Morgan

A simple, universal story of a day in the life of Little Bird as she sings the world alive, flies with Cloud, travels with Wind, nestles with Moon and dreams of flying among the stars. Sally Morgan's beautiful words and Johnny Warrkatja Malibirr's sensitive artwork combine to make this a beautiful, distinctive story with global appeal. Johnny infuses his illustrations with his fine-art aesthetic, his traditional motifs and a quirky sense of humour. Read by Bianca Hunt. 

Keep scrolling for more ideas to do at home!

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NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each year to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

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NATURE

PAINT

BRUSHES

Create nature paintbrushes by collecting natural items from your back yard including, sticks, leaves and grass. Tape your finds to a stick and start painting.

 

Use the colours 

Black-Represents, the Aboriginal people of Australia
Yellow-Represents the Sun, the giver of life and protector. 
Red-Represents the red earth, the red ochre used in ceremonies and aboriginal peoples' spiritual relation to land.

 

THIS ACTIVITY HELPS CHILDREN IMPROVE THEIR FINE MOTOR SKILLS!

ANIMAL

DHARAWAL

PUZZLES 

Learn the traditional Dharawal names for animals you might find locally.

Download our free templates and cut along the lines to create a puzzle. 

THIS ACTIVITY WILL HELP YOUR CHILD WITH TEXT AND LANGUAGE RECOGNITION AS WELL AS STRENGTENING FINE MOTOR SKILLS!

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PAPER PLATE

SNAKE

Create your own Warabinji Nanda gari (Red Belly Black Snake) at home!

  1. Draw a spiral shape on a paper plate with a marker

  2. Cut along the spiral line from the outside to the centre

  3. Decorate your snake with paint and googly eyes. 

THIS ACTIVITY HELPS CHILDREN IMPROVE THEIR FINE MOTOR SKILLS!

MORE TO DO!

SIGN OF THE WEEK

This week we explore the Key Word Sign for SAME.

  

Can you use this sign at home this week when you say the word same?

Video by: Scope Aust