In this activity, children recognise that Australia has multiple flags, including the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags. Children will create flags to share with visitors to their centre.
This activity is designed to give you an understanding of how to introduce Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives to children and to help you build your confidence in sharing this topic with children and families.
This activity forms part of the unit Caring For Country: Introductory Lessons and Themed Activities. It is recommended that the Introductory Lessons be completed before exploring any of the themed activities with children in order to give them a basic understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and cultures.
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 dispositions for learning 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
- art materials
- The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags (printed or use your own)
- optional: Aboriginal flag and Torres Strait Islander flag templates
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.