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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags With Coloured Stones

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From: Aussie Childcare Network

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags With Coloured Stones Five Star Inspirations

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.

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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