Free aboriginal art colouring pages for kids
Here are 16 pages of beautiful indigenous Australian art for kids to colour or paint. There is one design of leaves but the rest are all animals native to down under. The pictures of animals include turtles, snakes, lizards, fish, a kangaroo, a brolga, a stingray, a crocodile, a magpie goose, a seahorse, a koala, and a platypus.
If you want to colour the pages in a traditional Australian aboriginal art style, use earthy colours such as browns, reds, yellows, cream and black. Although in more modern times many other more vibrant colours are being used. It is a good idea to show students some pictures of coloured aboriginal art so they can get a feel for the style. Having said that, at the end of the day it is all about fun and creativity, anything goes in art!
Using the aboriginal art colouring pages in class
These pages can be used for general art and class lessons or as a wind-up activity for say finishing a unit on animals or Australia. If you are using them in general ESL classes there are a few things you can do to get your students speaking English while they are having fun colouring or painting.
As the teacher you can keep the coloured pencils, crayons, paint or whatever media you are using at the front of the class. When a student wants a new colour they must come and ask you for it. This is great for young learners who are studying colours. For more advanced students ask them more complicated revision questions on what they have recently been studying. If they respond correctly they get a new colour to use. You can of course go around the classroom and ask students individually as they are working.
You can also get the students to do a presentation on the animal they have decorated. The students can talk about, where it lives, what it eats, how it moves, its size, predators and so on. This can be integrated as a writing task, a speaking task, or both.