Kaya Koolangka!

Dates

Every Tuesday during Term 4 | 10am – 11am

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Cost

Single-session | $15 per child
Book 4+ sessions, receive 15% discount

Adults are free with an enrolled participant

Age

2 – 5

Kaya Koolangka! Hello children! 

Join us on Whadjuk boodja for a series of teachable tasters learning the Nyoongar names of native animals and our environment through stories, movement, and nature-based activities.

This program introduces a different theme every week and integrates values from the Early Years Learning Framework.


Week 1 | 18 October
Birds: Learn the Nyoongar name for some of our WA djerap (birds) and make a birds nest. 

Week 2 |  25 October
Insects: Search for insects, look at them up close, learn their Nyoongar names and make a house for one to take one home. 

Week 3 | 1 November
Frogs: Learn about Kwooyar (frog), how they are intertwined with Nyoongar seasons and how they change as they grow. 

Week 4 |  8 November
Ocean Life: Play the ocean animal action game, learn Nyoongar names and make some shell prints. 

Week 5 | 15 November
Reptiles: Create a snake from beads, read a Nyoongar story about the Wagyl and learn the Nyoongar name for some common reptiles.

Week 6 |  22 November
Mammals: Play with puppets, move like mammals, read a story about Yongka (kangaroo) and complete some creative craft. 

Week 7 | 29 November
The Night Sky: Look up! Learn the Nyoongar names for celestial elements and even handle real meteorites. 

Week 8 |  6 December
Weather & Seasons: Identify what Nyoongar season we are in, words to describe the weather and the names of animals you might see in this season.


Enrolled children can bring adults for free. Younger siblings are welcome but may not be able to participate in all activities.

Every session involves 45 minutes of educator-led activities, and 15 minutes visiting the focus of our session in the Museum.

Sessions will be located on Level 3 of the WA Museum Boola Bardip. 


Kaya Koolangka! is a part of our Little Learners program — educator-led early learning experiences for big minds and little hands, ages 2 – 5.

Two programs are available each week between 10am – 11am during the school term. Both programs are aligned to the Early Years Learning Framework.