teaching resource

Australia Day Mobile - Lower Years

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 3 pages | Years: 1 - 3

A cute gum leaf Australia Day-themed mobile activity that encourages thinking about First Nations perspectives.

Use this mobile activity when learning about themes to do with Australia Day.

This activity encourages your students to think about what is ‘Australian’ and to think about Australia Day from different perspectives.

Teaching Different View Points on Australia Day

Rather than consider Australia Day as just another celebratory holiday, this mobile activity invites students to consider different opinions on Australia Day.

  • What is something that is Australian? What makes it Australian? Why might people want to celebrate these things?
  • Who might have different ideas about what is Australian?
  • What types of things might First Nations people feel are Australian?

The Impact of Australia Day on First Nations People

Use this mobile as a conversation starter into how life has changed for First Nation people since January 26th, 1788. Encourage your students to research into the First Nations groups in your local area, and the original name of their town.

Differentiating for Your Students with the Australia Day Mobile

For students who need extra help, the research aspect of this activity can be completed as a whole-class or group activity

Students who require extending may use this task as an opportunity to complete the Australia Day Mobile – Upper Years instead which invites discussion on the motto of Australia Day “Reflect. Respect. Celebrate”.

For more ideas on how to teach about Australia Day in a culturally sensitive way, read our blog Celebrating Australia Day in a 21st Century Classroom.

Want more? Take a look at these resources:

Image of What Makes Australia Unique Posters

teaching resource

What Makes Australia Unique Posters

A set of 6 educational posters highlighting some of the things that make Australia unique

Teach Starter Publishing6 pagesYears: F - 6
Image of Flags of Australia – Art Activity

teaching resource

Flags of Australia – Art Activity

A creative art activity to use when commemorating important events such as Australia Day, Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC Week.

Teach Starter Publishing1 pageYears: 1 - 4
Image of Australian Symbols Activity Worksheet

teaching resource

Australian Symbols Activity Worksheet

A worksheet for students to illustrate Australian symbols.

Teach Starter Publishing1 pageYears: 3 - 6


Write a review to help other teachers and parents like yourself. If you'd like to request a change to this resource, or report an error, select the corresponding tab above.

Login to comment