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Recreating Indigenous Australian Symbols

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Children will enjoy learning and understanding Aboriginal symbols.

Materials Needed:

  • Aboriginal symbol chart (google has many options)
  • Coloured stones, rocks, sticks
  • Black chart paper

What to do:

  • Organise materials in baskets for children to use to create the symbols.
  • Place the Aboriginal symbol chart where the child can see.
  • Add the black chart paper in front of the child.
  • Encourage the child to recreate Aboriginal symbols using the materials provided.

Hints and Tips:

  • Instead of using materials listed, children can use playdough
  • A tray of sand can also be used so children can draw their symbols in the tray of sand.

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, Multicultural Games, Quiet Games
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 5
  • Sub Outcomes:

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

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