Teach Art: Aboriginal Art History Game, NAIDOC Week Activities & Art Sub Plans

Teach Art: Aboriginal Art History Game, NAIDOC Week Activities & Art Sub Plans

It can be used as a homeschool, 3rd-6th grade curriculum.
Most commonly used by 3rd or 4th grade students.

Included PDF. 21 pages

Engage your students in learning Art historyAnd NAIDOC Week In Australia, you can create an Aboriginal dreaming painting. Last minute needs art sub plansWhat are you waiting for? Make sure to have an emergency kit with art supplies that can serve as substitute teachers. Learn about this topic with your students AboriginesTheir “Dreamtime,” as well as how symbols are used in their traditional paintings. It is a great resource for arts and social studies teachers searching for an art integration tool. The included PowerPoint presentation includes step-by-step instructions and close-up photos. This will help you guide your students through the entire process.


You will be missing and may need to substitute an artist lesson. Are you looking for something to do with your family? Remote accessOr DistanceSituation?Take away the anxiety of missing! The Aboriginal painting art project can be done in two lessons. Students will complete the reading, practice drawing and then the project the week after.

You are planning on Maternity leaveAre you looking for art projects that are ready to go? Even an uncertified sub-artist could manageAre you worried? No worries! No worries! This lesson contains everything, from self-assessment tools to the activity. It will help students learn while on vacation.

Please fill in your art sub plan You can also include detailed art lessons to motivate students, but not overpower your substitute. Place the dice and copies of the game inside the tub in a folder labeled. It’s easy for your students to learn how to play this game and to take it with them.


Do you want to encourage self-reliance within your art space? The best, most productive NAIDOC Week game for art is this Finisher activities for the early hours Your students.

Create a center for choice-based arts where students can choose from a variety of activities. You can print the instructions and the game board, then let students pick which activity to do. It’s similar to creating a Drawing directed Students are led through art processes.


Are you an artist teacher in search of a job? Art lesson: Differentiated It will boost independent thinking, problem-solving and skill-acquisition.

There are four ways art can be distinguished: the result of the project and how it was done, as well as the tasks that students were given, the additional resources available to them, and the level of support provided to each student. The outcome of every project, regardless of whether it is based on the same Aboriginal gameboard design by students, will be unique to its creator.

Three ways that students could create their designs are included in my article. First, students can use the game board to choose their pieces. A “you choose” board is the second. Both are printable. Last but not least, digital spinner wheels have been added for distance learners who need engaging lessons.


  • 12 page, non-editable PDF
  • A 9-page, non-editable PowerPoint presentation
  • Dice Game
  • Option-Based Drawing Version
  • Instructions and a step-by-step picture tutorial
  • The History of Aboriginals Handbook
  • Visual Arts Self Assessment Rubrics
  • Artist “Big Ideas” Reflection Sheets
  • 8 Statements titled “I Can” that align with Studio Habits of Mind
  • Try Drawing Page
  • Coloring page
  • Google Drive Paperless digital resource for students, also for Google Classroom, Schoology and Canvas (seesaw, Microsoft OneDrive), Teams, and any other place you can link to a file…link at the bottom of each page)
  • Digital Spinner Wheels are available for download on Google Slides, YouTube and YouTube (links at the bottom of the page)


Roll the die to create an Aboriginal Dreamtime Painting.

  1. Each roll should be followed by a drawing on scrap paper of the appropriate symbol.
  2. For each symbol, you might use more than one type of construction paper. All five symbols should be glued to a single sheet of large-format paper.
  3. You can mix neutral colors with rainbow colors. You could mix red with a bit of brown. You could also use blue or black.
  4. Use a cotton brush to paint.
  5. Start with the background and create curved lines of color across the page.
  6. Paint the symbols.
  7. You can create color patterns in some shapes to emphasize specific areas.



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This activity was a huge hit with the students! It was an awesome activity for our summer camp, “Around The World”, which we did when we went to Australia.

These stressful times can make it difficult for even the most reluctant artists to find enough art. It has been difficult to be on the computer all day, even while taking face-to-face classes because of Covid protocols. The project, along with a few other ones I purchased, was fun.


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