NAIDOC Week is happening from 8 – 15 July with celebrations planned to commemorate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples around the country.
Does your playgroup have anything special planned to mark the occasion? We’ve listed some fun and simple activity ideas you can do!
Things you can do
Here are some things you could do at playgroup to celebrate the special week:
Indigenous Art – Hand & Dot Painting Activity or Paper Plates Dot Painting: Aboriginal Dot Paintings are created by making several small dots of paint to create an entire piece of art – whether it depicts an image or a pattern.To enjoy this activity, simply fill bowls up with different colours of paint and using cotton wool buds, have the children make their own dot painting on paper plates or posters.
Aboriginal Flag craft activity: using the flag colours of black, red and yellow paints you can make a great Aboriginal flag using hand prints! Remember – black for people, red for the earth, yellow for the sun.
Painting rock activities
Listen to Indigenous music
Ask your playgroup families if they have any stories to share of if they know any Indigenous role models who might like to visit playgroup
Display the National NAIDOC Poster or other Indigenous posters at playgroup for families to see and discuss
Listen to Indigenous musicians/music
Below are some great ideas we sourced from Pinterest: