Aboriginal and Islander NAIDOC week boomerang drawing

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Here is an activity to introduce during  NAIDOC week or if your child is showing an interest in Indiginous Australians.

You could offer a blank boomerang shape for them to decorate or if you have a decorated boomerang you could have a template with the same design to copy. 

You could extend this by talking about the original use of the boomerang – “to hunt for food”

Ask questions or wonder what the symbols on the boomerang represent – “what they wanted to catch”

Children may go on to experiment with their own symbols with different media. Provide earthy colours and sticks or cotton buds for the child to use along with samples of paintings and a list of symbols. NAIDOC inspired watercolour painting

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