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Week 16 - Activity Guide

“The wider the range of possibilities we offer children, the more intense will be their motivations and the richer their experiences” - Loris Malaguzzi 

Bu & Perridak Under 2s

Natural paint brush painting; using sticks and leaves (or flowers) create natural paintbrushes.  Adding water, sand and mud together allow the children to paint with the different natural paints, or explore the different textures which can be mixed together, to connect to the land


Go-Yin 2 to 3 years

Playdough expression; using sand or red coloured playdough to make the ground, flatten into trays for the children to decorate with rocks, gum nuts, leaves and wooden playdough tools.  Add to the activity pictures of Aboriginal art, pictures of Australian landscape to inspire the children int heir expressive art


Ngurr-Ngurr 3 to 6 years

Gum nut and leaf painting; collecting gum nuts and fallen leaves along with some small sticks prepare to create your own natural artwork.  Look up Indigenous artwork and symbols and using the sticks and some paint decorate the different leave and gum nuts to spin your own yarn


Mon-Garrk Primary school

Rainbow serpent game; draw and cut out a large serpent out of cardboard, section off the serpent into squares and decorate each square with different indigenous colours or symbols.  Decorating some gumnuts add these as the movers to the serpent game.  Using a dice move your pieces up the snake, the one who reaches the mouth first wins


Djila-Tjarri Exercise time

Humpy creations; Whether outside of inside, create your own humpy.  Move poles, tarps, branches and large sticks to create a shelter, it’s a great way to give your whole body a workout whist creating a fun and exciting place to play, camp and spend time


Family-Friendly Recipe Idea:

Witchetty Grubs - Serves 4

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese 
  • 1 cup cream-style corn
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil 
  • 1 cup self-raising flour, or as needed
  • 3 cocktail wieners
  • 1 teaspoon blanched slivered almonds 

Method 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet
  • Mix together the Cheddar cheese, corn, olive oil, and self-rising flour to make a firm dough. Roll the dough out into a log shape, and cut into 16 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a ball. Cut the cocktail wieners into 6 slices each (there will be 2 extra slices). Pick out 8 almond slivers
  • To make the grubs, place 4 dough balls onto the baking sheet, and press them tightly together so they make a lumpy grub with 4 segments. Place a slice of cocktail wiener on top of each segment for markings. Stick 2 little almond slivers into an end ball to make eyes. Repeat for the other grubs
  • Bake in the preheated oven until the grubs are golden brown, about 15 minutes

Optional extra; Add a tomato and herb dipping sauce to the side for extra flavour. 

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