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Engraving activity
Making rock engravings at home. Image: James Horan
© Australian Museum

Belonging, Being and Becoming - The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) covers five areas of young children’s learning and development:

  • Strong sense of identity
  • Connection and contribution to their world
  • Strong sense of wellbeing
  • Confident and involved learners
  • Effective communicators

Make a ‘rock’ engraving activity helps children continue to build a sense of self. The activity asks children to design an engraving, of a place, story, animal or object, that they feel a connection with. For example, their design could feature a local park frequently visited, a story they remember, or the much-loved family pet.

Identity is not fixed and includes relationships with people, places and things. A strong sense of identity is key to the development of confident and resilient children. Identity is also fundamental to the social, emotional and cultural wellbeing of children.

Download these activity instructions and have fun making these rock engravings at home!

Rock engraving activity
Activity instructions for making these rock engravings at home! Image: James Horan
© Australian Museum