International Children's Day - Australia

International Children's Day - Australia

In honour of International Children’s Day and our passion for play, we have been exploring how different kids play around the world! With the help of Aunt Nellie, a renowned explorer from The Peekabeans Club, we’ve be sharing fun ways children play in countries across the world from November 20th - 26th on our blog and today is the last day! Read on to join us as we explore… Australia

 

Hello explorers! Today we're discovering the place down under, Australia! Did you know that Australia is the only continent covered by a single country, and is the sixth largest country in the world?! Australia is also home to the Great Barrier Reef which is the world's largest living organism and often listed as one of the Seven Wonders Of The World. One thing Australia is known for is its diverse wildlife. Among the most well-known are kangaroos! Speaking of Kangaroos, a common children's game is Skippyroo Kangaroo! Learn how to play this game below.

  

HOW TO PLAY SKIPPYROO KANGAROO

"Players: As many as 25 or as few as six; ages 3 and up
How to Play: This game is played in many Australian preschools and kindergartens to help teach children their classmates' names as well as good listening skills. Kids sit in a circle and an adult asks one child to go into the middle—she is the first Skippyroo, the kangaroo. Skippyroo crouches forward on the floor with her eyes closed while the kids in the circle chant: "Skippyroo, kangaroo, dozing in the midday sun, comes a hunter, run, run, run." At this stage an adult points to a child sitting in the circle, who then touches Skippyroo's shoulder and says, "Guess who's caught you just for fun?" and waits. Skippyroo tries to name the owner of the voice and if she guesses correctly, swaps places. The game begins again and continues until all the kids have had a chance to be Skippyroo." - via parents.com

AUSTRALIA COLOURING SHEET

Alongside celebrating children around the world through featuring different ways kids play, we wanted to create something for your little ones to play with while learning about somewhere new. So, we created a Map of Australia Colouring Sheet/Maze! Click below to download and save the PDF, then print and get colouring


Who's Aunt Nellie?
Aunt Nellie is a world renowned explorer and a member of The Peekabeans Club! She is always on the move and her curiosity has no end! Learn more about Aunt Nellie and The Peekabeans Club at www.peekabeansclub.com.

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