Special Occasions

Celebrating milestones or special occasions is important. Below is a range of activities for children, parents and carers, that can be done together to recognise a special occasion.

NAIDOC WEEK

Indigenous Symbols With Sand Play

Indigenous Australian culture use many different symbols to tell stories. Symbols are still used today as a way for Indigenous Australian People to retain their history.

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How The Echindas Got Their Spikes

Wanja the echidna didn’t always have spikes. Once there were beautiful white feathers where the spikes were, but Wanja was greedy and lazy.

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Tribal Headpiece

Indigenous Australian culture use many different symbols to tell stories. Symbols are still used today as a way for Indigenous Australian People to retain their history.

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Cultural Patterns and Stories

Invite a member of the local Indigenous community to visit your playgroup to talk about the traditions of a yarning circle.

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How The Kangaroo Got Her Pouch

Wombat, who was a god in disguise, was treated kindly by a mother kangaroo. Wombat was very thankful and offered her a way of keeping her joey close by.

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How The Birds Got Their Colours

Back in the Dreamtime all birds were the same colour – black. This craft activity can be used in conjunction with reading the Dreamtime story, How the birds got their colours.

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The Rainbow Serpent

In the Dreamtime the Great Rainbow Serpent, Goorialla, stirred and set off to look for his own tribe. As he travelled, his big body created mountains and gorges in the earth.

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MOTHER’S DAY

Pasta Necklace

This is a simple fine motor activity that is easy to set up and involves teaching children how to thread pasta on to wool or string to make a necklace.

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