Nature exploration; create a sensory tray with large natural Australian items such as paper bark, eucalyptus leaves, sticks and flowers for the children to touch, explore and investigate with.
Paper bark artistic exploration; collecting paper bark, sticks and leave, create your own pictures. Use sticks and flowers as your paint brushes and to get a little extra creative, make your own paints from the land on which you live.
Sand tray investigations; using a large tray, add sand for the children to explore within. Add pictures of the Aboriginal symbols, sticks and other natural indigenous resources for the children to spin their own yarns and explore with
Making an echidna; using a rock or small log, collect deciduous leaves and start to glue these in layers to the back to create your echidna. Think about how to create your feet and their face with gum nuts, sticks or bark.
Going on a nature hunt; creating a native nature hunt board, with photos or items which can be found in the local park/nature reserve, take the children for a walk to collect or mark of what they find. Don’t forget to enjoy so ‘bush bashing’ as you go, and see if you are able to create a humpy whilst there to play within.
Optional extra; add sautéed Chorizo if desired and serve with damper