Summer in Victoria is definitely showing it's true colours this year - we have had hot weather and the air conditioner on and cold weather, rain and the fire going! It would be nice to be able to predict the weather wouldn't it! Well, not in Southern Australia! I wonder what this week will have in store for us....
Australia Day is nearly upon us for another year! Australia Day is celebrated on the 26th of January every year. The 26th of January marks the day when the First Fleet first arrived in Port Jackson in 1788. It marks the anniversary of the arrival and proclamation of British sovereignty over the eastern seaboard of Australia. Prior to this, Australia was inhabited by the native indigenous people for over 40,000 years.
Australia Day is a public holiday across the nation. Parades are held in town, new citizens and immigrants take place in citizenship ceremonies all around the country. Families and friends get together at the beach or at home for a BBQ or picnic and enjoy the hot summer’s day.
I have put together a free resource for you where children colour and make an Australian Flag.
If you have some more time, you might also like some of my other Australian resources:
You can download you free copy of Wave an Australian Flag here.