Resources for teachers
  • Last updated:
  • 29 Mar 2021

Are you keen to get involved but need some inspiration or are not sure where to begin? To find out everything you need to know about participating in Kids in Action download our free teacher's information booklet[3697KB]. Check out these ideas[419KB] for how to connect this year's Kids in Action theme to the ACARA curriculum. Use this handy planning guide and calendar to help you manage your time.

Planning your presentation

Use the Kids Teaching Kids workshop toolkit to help you think about your presentation structure and assist in organising your workshop needs, resources and task delegation. You can also get inspired from seeing some examples of previous Kids in Action presentations by schools from a range of regions throughout Australia:

Workshop presentations

Main stage presentations

Video presentations

Kids in Action Facebook

Registered teachers are invited to join our closed Facebook group. Program resources, updates and activities will all be shared through this medium. Teachers are also invited to share their school's learning journey and pose questions or request assistance through this space. The group is open only to Kids in Action teachers, staff and approved stakeholders.

Virtual resources

In 2020, due to the COVID-19 pendemic, Kids in Action was delivered in an online format. Community mentors from around the Sunshine Coast were filmed and their videos and teaching notes uploaded for access by schools and students working from home. Schools were able to share their engagement with activities and learning through the Kids in Action closed Facebook group. Some of these resources on the We are Botanica theme are still available for schools and community to use.

 'Welcome to Country' Video Link
Jinibara First Nations with Uncle Noel Blair Jinibara Welcome
Presenter/s Workshop Video Link  Learning Activities

Vanessa, Aaron and Dan

The Living Classroom Project

Garden Ambassadors for a Sustainable Future

Part One: The Elements Treasure Hunt - Working with Nature to Grow a Food Garden

 Ambassadors 1 Ambassadors Notes[1326KB]
Part Two: The Worm Lasagne - Building a Garden Bed Ambassadors 2
Part Three: Sustainable Food Use - Cooking and Composting Ambassadors 3

Kylie Crouch


Wetlands - Nature's Filtration System

Part One: Plants of a Wetland

Wetlands 1  Wetlands Notes[747KB]

Part Two: Wetlands and the Urban Water Cycle Wetlands 2

Janine Bedros


Edgy Veg - The Riparian Zone

Part One: Function and Impact

Riparian 1 Riparian Notes[1027KB] 
Part Two: Natives vs Weeds Riparian 2
Part Three: Caring for the Riparian Riparian 3

Dr Sandra Tuszynska


Fascinating Fungi

Part One: The Wood Wide Web

Fungi 1 Fungi Notes[752KB]
Part Two: Features of Fungi Fungi 2
Part Three: Photographing Fungi Fungi 3

Cecilia Wright

Cultural Inclusions

Torres Strait Weaving

Part One: Coconut Leaf Fish

Weaving 1 Weaving Notes[1066KB]
Part Two: Coconut Leaf Windmill Weaving 2
 Kim Herringe

Botanical Impressions - Gel Plate Monoprinting

Part One: Creating a Print

Gel Plate 1 Botanical Notes[1103KB]
Part Two: Hinging Paper to make Multiple Prints Gel Plate 2
Emily Nutt

When we can't be Kids in ACTION, Let's be Kids in REFLECTION

N/A Reflection Notes[744KB]

Gabrielle Quakawoot

The Art of String Theory

Our Golden Spiral Maths - Listening to Nature's Love

Part One: Golden Spiral Number Sequence: Past + Present = Future

Spiral 1 Spiral Notes[879KB]
Part Two: Our Golden Spiral Number Sequence Squared = Golden Rectangle Spiral 2
Part Three: Arches with Squares = Golden Spiral Spiral 3

Uncle Noel Blair

Jinibara First Nations Elder

Traditional Hunting Practices Hunting  Hunting Notes[733KB]

Safi Holford, Poppy Ives, Tallulah Veal,

Willow Cannon, Willow Cosgrove, Levi Webb

A Message from the Kids in Action Youth Leaders Youth Leaders N/A

Spencer Shaw

Brush Turkey Enterprises

A Walk in the Rainforest Rainforest Rainforest Notes[1001KB]
Cholena Hughes Sun Prints (Cyanotypes) with Nature Sun Prints Sun Prints Notes[749KB]

Carly Garner


Sit Spot - A Nature Connection Practice

Part One: Finding a Sit Spot

Sit Spot 1
Sit Spot Notes[809KB]
Part Two: In your Sit Spot Sit Spot 2
Part Three: Sit Spot Tips  Sit Spot 3

Morag Gamble, and Maia & Hugh Gamble

Permaculture Education Institute

The Incredible Edible Garden Garden 1 Garden Notes[964KB]
Morag Gamble's Permaculture Garden Tour Garden 2