In this activity, children play Marngrook. They will discover that natural materials can be used to make toys, and will understand that many of the toys of the past – including those used by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kids – were made of natural materials.
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.
Lesson guides and printables
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
- a volleyball or soccer ball
- Old Toys Flashcards
- open space outdoors to play Marngrook
- range of toys made from different materials, such as wood, plastic, metal, rubber and fabric.
This is an original Cool.org 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.