Images in the sand

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Images in the sand


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Traditional Aboriginal Australians were skilled at tracking animals by looking for footprints.

Research the idea 'animal footprints'. Record notes and ideas in your journal. Google ‘animal footprints’ to get started.

Using a sand tray, draw some of them.

Photograph them and use the photos to create a presentation for your class.

See if other students in your class can identify the animal belonging to the footprint.

There are other ways to use marks and objects in soil and sand to create an art piece.

Make an art work of your own, photograph it and send it to

We would be excited to see the work you produce.

Boat drawing in the sand made with sticks and shells. Child drawing in the beach sand.
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