I have my painting students do this project.  I like it because I can talk about Australia and the history there.  My students really like it. (Dream Art aka dot paintings)

I have my painting students do this project. I like it because I can talk about Australia and the history there. My students really like it. (Dream Art aka dot paintings)

First we talk a little about the history of Australian dreamtime painting and Aboriginal art.  Next we talk about how we could make it our own.  Students trace their hand with pencil onto black 8x8 paper.  They begin by choosing 3 colors of paint and use those for the hand.  We dot paint with the back of a paintbrush.  Next day when the hands are dry, students draw a simple background design with pencil and use white tempera for the designs dots.  Finally they choose a background color…

First we talk a little about the history of Australian dreamtime painting and Aboriginal art. Next we talk about how we could make it our own. Students trace their hand with pencil onto black 8x8 paper. They begin by choosing 3 colors of paint and use those for the hand. We dot paint with the back of a paintbrush. Next day when the hands are dry, students draw a simple background design with pencil and use white tempera for the designs dots. Finally they choose a background color…

Teaching about aboriginal seasons story. A great way to bring culture and history in the lesson

Teaching about aboriginal seasons story. A great way to bring culture and history in the lesson

The Bidi Katitjiny Aboriginal Women’s Trail runs through an area of Piney Lakes Reserve which was utilised by Noongar women throughout the year, over the Noongar six seasons. The Noongar six seasons each represent a different period of activity dependant on the weather and the cycles of nature.

The Bidi Katitjiny Aboriginal Women’s Trail runs through an area of Piney Lakes Reserve which was utilised by Noongar women throughout the year, over the Noongar six seasons. The Noongar six seasons each represent a different period of activity dependant on the weather and the cycles of nature.

CUS1.3.13 Listens to Aboriginal stories and songs and views Aboriginal artworks and dance. Looking for a cultural story for a class presentation or assembly? Want to have an accompanying art display? Everything you need is here! #dreamtime #Australia #Aboriginal

Australian Aboriginal Dreamtime Story: How the Birds got their Songs and Colors

CUS1.3.13 Listens to Aboriginal stories and songs and views Aboriginal artworks and dance. Looking for a cultural story for a class presentation or assembly? Want to have an accompanying art display? Everything you need is here! #dreamtime #Australia #Aboriginal


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My preschoolers loved this today. Exploring aboriginal storytelling symbols through sensory play - ochre coloured sand. By Kelly Slip | My Third Wish

My preschoolers loved this today. Exploring aboriginal storytelling symbols through sensory play - ochre coloured sand. By Kelly Slip | My Third Wish

Aboriginal Australian Rain Sticks - Sculpture - Paper towel rolls, paper-mache, paint, feathers etc

Aboriginal Australian Rain Sticks - Sculpture - Paper towel rolls, paper-mache, paint, feathers etc

Learn about traditional Aboriginal art and try it out yourself with this printable worksheet inspired by SALTBUSH at the #newvic!

Learn about traditional Aboriginal art and try it out yourself with this printable worksheet inspired by SALTBUSH at the #newvic!

Aboriginal Art Boomerang Design Sheet perfect for Primary or Ks3 pupils either as part of a project, stand alone lesson or cover work.

Aboriginal Art Boomerang Design Sheet perfect for Primary or Ks3 pupils either as part of a project, stand alone lesson or cover work.

There is so much about Australia that I love, however, I have always been interested in the beautiful art of our indigenous Australians . With this in mind I thought it might be fun for Possum and I to make our own version of the traditional musical instruments called clapping sticks.    Suggested Age: 2 years + You will …

Aboriginal Clapping Sticks

There is so much about Australia that I love, however, I have always been interested in the beautiful art of our indigenous Australians . With this in mind I thought it might be fun for Possum and I to make our own version of the traditional musical instruments called clapping sticks. Suggested Age: 2 years + You will …

let the children play: bark painting at preschool - another idea for ATSI histories and cultures Cross-curriculum Priority of Aust. Curriculum

let the children play: bark painting at preschool - another idea for ATSI histories and cultures Cross-curriculum Priority of Aust. Curriculum

This week’s Freebie Friday giveaway is a page of Indigenous games! These games provide a fun variation on more commonly-known western games like chasey, hide-and-seek, tunnel ball etc. As well as being an enjoyable and effective way to burn energy, this hands-on approach is a great way to teach students about this part of Indigenous culture.

This week’s Freebie Friday giveaway is a page of Indigenous games! These games provide a fun variation on more commonly-known western games like chasey, hide-and-seek, tunnel ball etc. As well as being an enjoyable and effective way to burn energy, this hands-on approach is a great way to teach students about this part of Indigenous culture.

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