Kangaroo Aboriginal Art

Oluniyi Akande
Jan 24, 2024 By Oluniyi Akande
Originally Published on Jan 25, 2021
Age 3 - 18
Read time: 0.9 Min

Kids who enjoy coloring will love this free printable kangaroo aboriginal art coloring pages resource. To Aboriginal people, kangaroos are of significant importance and they also consider kangaroos to carry certain cultural and spiritual values. Kangaroos were a good source of meat and hide for them, but they also believed that kangaroos were the Creator spirit and they thus held them as totems. They also believed that kangaroos were Tarners who created all the rivers and valleys and then shifted from kangaroos into humans to travel to the mainland. The symbol of a kangaroo in aboriginal art is also related to certain stories of creation and aboriginal folklore that is directly linked to kangaroos. This helpful sheet can also be used to help kids with their coloring skills and also learn some facts about symbols of kangaroos in aboriginal art. Did you know? In traditional Aboriginal art, kangaroos are used to depict parts of hunting and ‘dreaming’ stories and are drawn as track patterns or as a complete kangaroo itself.

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