National Reconciliation Week Painting
National Reconciliation week was initiated in 1996 to provide a special focus for nationwide activities. The week is a time to reflect on achievements so far and the things which must still be done to achieve reconciliation.
National Reconciliation week offers people across Australia the opportunity to focus on reconciliation, to hear about the cultures and histories of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and to explore new and better ways of meeting challenges in our community.
In honour of the Aboriginal people, the Snugglepots made some beautiful aboriginal artworks. The children did stick painting, using different sorts of sticks, leaves, pine cones and flower buds to paint with traditional Aboriginal colours. During this experience, the children used their fine motor skills to pick up different sticks and leaves and paint with them, and explored their sensory skills when getting to touch the different natural materials as well as the paint. This activity helped the children to connect with and contribute to their world and to show respect to the Aboriginal people.