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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags With Coloured Stones

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This simple activity enables children to use coloured rocks to create the ATSI flags.

 

Materials Needed:

  • Coloured laminated aboriginal flag
  • Coloured laminated Torres Strait Islander flag
  • Red stones
  • Black stones
  • Yellow stones
  • Blue stones
  • Green stones
  • Small baskets for each set of coloured stones

What to do:

  • Place the laminated flags in front of the child.
  • Using the coloured stones, the child must match the correct coloured stone onto each colour section of the flag.

Hints and Tips:

  • For older children, have blank flags without colours, children will have to guess where to put the coloured stones onto the flag.
  • Before doing this activity talk about the flag, the importance of it, the meaning of each colour etc.

Reference:
Five Star Inspirations

 

Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 3 year+
  • Number of Children: Individual (1)
  • Play Based Learning: Creative Play
  • Interest Areas: Puzzle Play
  • Games Categories: Cognitive Development, Fine Motor Skills, Learning Games, Multicultural Games, Quiet Games
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 5
  • Sub Outcomes:

    5.3 Children express ideas and make meaning using a range of media.

    5.4 Children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work.

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