National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day is a time for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and communities to celebrate the strengths and culture of our children.

Experience the day in your own time, any time of year, by following the below links to online resources and activities for children and families.

Activities and resources

Read along to A Fishy Tale, a storybook by HIPPY Australia about two fish who go on a big journey. Download the PDF version.

Following story time, create a billabong creature with this activity from A Fishy Tale.  

Our Home, Our Heartbeat

Our Home, Our Heartbeat by author Adam Briggs is a celebration of past and present Indigenous legends, as well as emerging generations, and at its heart honours the oldest continuous culture on earth.

Ngayuku Papa (My Dog) animation series

This animation film is the second in the series and features Ngaanyatjarra woman Maureen Butler-Baker telling the story of her dogs Bluey and Big Boy.

These films combine stop-motion animation with live-action storytelling to tell tales of remote desert community life, depicting the unique and often amusing personalities of community dogs and their friendships with Anangu.

 

Story from Cherbourg Hippy; Nan’s Superheroes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activities

2021 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day activity sheet

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags

This activity is great for helping children to learn about the colours and meaning of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags.

Aboriginal Flag Handprint Activity

Songs

Inanay Lullaby by Tiddas

Traditional Torres Strait Islander song “Inanay” sung by three-piece all-girl folk band from Victoria, Tiddas, who are sisters and Aboriginal.

Listen and watch the animated version.

The Children Came Back

Watch this inspiring and unique performance of Brigg’s version of ‘The Children Came Back’ by Alexandria Park Community School students during #NAIDOC2021.

For more ideas on how you can  show your support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, visit the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day website.