Caring For Country: Earth Arts And Crafts

Caring For Country: Earth Arts And Crafts

Activity 13 of 24 in this unit

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  • Indigenous Education
  • Social and Emotional Learning
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Lesson summary

Children make jewellery and/or masks out of natural materials and understand that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples may use natural materials to make masks and jewellery.

This activity is designed to give you an understanding of how to embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives into activities at your centre and to help you build your confidence in exploring this topic with children and families.

This activity forms part of the Caring For Country: Introductory Lessons and Themed Activities. It is recommended that you complete the Introductory Tuning in Lessons in this unit before sharing the Themed Activities with children.

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EYLF Learning Outcomes:

Learning Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity

1.4 Children learn to interact in relation to others with care, empathy and respect

Learning Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world

2.2 Children respond to diversity with respect

Learning Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners

4.1 Children develop a growth mindset and learning dispositions such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity

4.4 Children resource their own learning through connecting with people, place, technologies and natural and processed materials

Resources required

  • natural materials that are suitable for mask or jewellery making, such as leaves, feathers, small pieces of soft bark, grasses, gum nuts.
  • additional materials for mask making – template, cardboard, scissors, glue or tape
  • additional materials for jewellery making – string, scissors, tape, glue
  • Mask Template (or make your own designs)

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This is an original Cool+ activity.

This activity is designed to give you an understanding of how to embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives into activities at your centre and to help you build your confidence in exploring this topic with children and families.

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