Aborigines of Australia possess a rich and wonderful culture. This week we explored some of their lore and recreated their dot paintings. I shared the story of “How the Kangaroo Got Her Pouch” in the style of a great Aborigine storyteller from Wirrajuri Tribe from the Western Plains in New South Wales. We made and decorated Rainsticks from packing tubes. And in the light of Aboriginal “Dot Painting,” kids used q-tips to paint their rainsticks. Thanks to M&B Mom – Yvet, all the supplies to build the rainsticks (except for hammers) were provided. With 30-50 nails in their tubes, the rice spilling from one end to the other was displaced and sounds like rain – ergo – “rainstick”. You can avoid the nails and hammering by inserting a long piece of coiled tinfoil into the tube to displace the rice and/or beans. I provided q-tips and paints to decorate our rainsticks in Aboriginal Dot style.