The year’s NAIDOC Week 2023 theme is ‘For Our Elders’, reflecting the important role that elders play in the lives of First Nations Australians.
NAIDOC Week is an excellent opportunity for teachers, parents, and caregivers to help kids learn more about this significant national event. Teaching children about NAIDOC Week through creative activities can help them understand First Nations peoples, as well as their communities’ achievements and contributions. Not only is this an important part of Australian history, but learning about First Nations peoples and their cultures can help your class to be more respectful and inclusive to First Nations peoples, both inside and outside of the school environment.
With NAIDOC Week 2023 approaching, there are several activities and events taking place across the country, offering ample opportunities for engagement. We’ve created downloadable and easy to use worksheets to let kids participate in the celebration in a fun and creative way.
How to start:
- Simply download the PDF files attached at the bottom of this page and print them out.
- Then cut along the dotted lines to create individual art pieces.
- Pick any art supplies you want from your craft stash. Crayons, coloured markers, or even painting colours can be used to colour these worksheets.
- After colouring, keep the templates aside to let them dry.
- Your worksheet is ready to be displayed in the classroom during NAIDOC Week!