Children explore fire as a subject for stories and play. They will watch videos on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and cultures, and will create a pretend campfire to share stories around.
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
- access to a device to share a YouTube video
- a book to read or story ideas to share around the campfire (check this resource list for story ideas)
- materials for creating a pretend campfire, such as:
- sticks and leaves
- coloured paper or cellophane to represent fire
- stones to create a circular fire pit
- cooking equipment
- pretend food
- cushions for sitting on.
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.