With Australia Day just around the corner I thought it was about time we did a little learning about places much closer to home.
January 26th commemorates the landing of the First Fleet into Sydney Cove in 1788.
This printable overview packet will be used by all of my children in varying ways, they are aged 10, 7 and 3.
The download includes some research questions which will assist in completing these notebook pages.
Printable songs to learn and have on hand during Australia Day festivities.
Colouring pages of the Australian Flag, Coat of Arms and Golden Wattle.
3 part Montessori style cards. I have also included a snippet of information for each card, so that in effect they are 4 part cards. These can used for vocabulary work and making small booklets with the information.
Copywork in both print and cursive.
Aussie Slang cards, use as a matching activity or for a game of snap.
Clip the beginning sounds, for early phonics practice.
Tracing pages for early handwriting practice.
Do a Dot Marker pages or laminate and use on a cookie tray with magnets, coloured smarties, pom poms or something similar.
The Australian Flag size sequencing activity.
A couple of picture books that your children may enjoy that would work well with an Australia Day Theme are:
Grandma Poss uses her best bush magic to make Hush invisible. But when Hush longs to be able to see herself again, the two possums must make their way across Australia to find the magic food that will make Hush visible once more. “Another treat from Mem Fox that is sure to be treasured. The whimsical illustrations are a wonderful complement.” (from Amazon)