Colours of Australia by Bronwyn Bancroft.
Bronwyn Bancroft’s poetry brings the vibrant colours to life as we sail through shadows,ferns, clouds and raindrops.
Each page brings another part of Australia to life with shades, hues and patterns.
As you read Colours of Australia, a calmness sweeps over the readers, immersing them in the Australian landscape.
We loved reading this story, looking at the different shades of colour and wondering about the beauty of Australia.
This is an excellent resource for anyone who wishes to link picture books to nature through Indigenous art techniques.
So how does this link to sustainability?
This book encourages us to go outside – everyone! There is so much research pointing us in the direction of outside play. We need to get more in touch with the land, the plants and the animals that are part of our world. Nature is important in so many different ways. See my blog post on nature play.
Compare pictures of some wonderful Australian locations and create them in your own way using colours and shades like Bronwyn Bancroft has.
Go to your local paint shop and grab some paint cards. You can find so many different shades of every colour and this can help children to discern between the different shades and how they wish to use them.
Look a local river, a river in the daintree, a river in a farming area and a river in flood through the desert. Notice the different colours of the river at different times and different locations.
Learn about Bronwyn Bancroft and her amazing artworks.
This book contains fantastic vocabulary to start drawing on the importance of synonyms in creative writing. Create your own synonym wall for each drawing in this book.
Touch and feel words – which words in this story make us ‘feel’ the word? Discuss and find more of these.
How do colours make you feel? What if you had synaesthesia. How would this effect how you ‘see’ colours?