Kaya Koolangka!


Every Tuesday during Term 1 | 10am – 11am
Begins Tuesday 8 February 2022


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

Adults are free with an enrolled participant


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 | 8 February
Birds: Learn the Nyoongar name for some of our WA djerap (birds) and make a birds nest. 

Week 2 | 15 February
Insects: Search for insects, look at them up close, learn their Nyoongar names and make one to take one home. 

Week 3 | 22 February
Frogs: Learn about Kwooyar (frog), how they are intertwined with Nyoongar seasons and how they change as they grow. 

Week 4 | 1 March
Ocean Life: Play the ocean animal action game, learn Nyoongar names and make some shell prints. 

Week 5 | 8 March
Reptiles: Create a snake from beads, read a Nyoongar story about the Wagyl and learn the Nyoongar name for some common reptiles.

Week 6 | 15 March
Mammals: Play with puppets, move like mammals, read a story about Yongka (kangaroo) and complete some creative craft. 

Week 7 | 22 March
The Night Sky: Look up! Learn the Nyoongar names for celestial elements and even handle real meteorites. 

Week 8 | 29 March
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. For the best access, enter through the Woodside Learning Studios foyer and take the lift to the 3rd floor. 

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.