English / Art Lesson Plan

Combine English and Art with students designing a border on an A4 piece of paper which represents bush tucker. Bush tucker flowers, leaves, roots or fruits must be drawn as the border. This can be of one specific plant or a mixture of several.

An example is given on the right. Several species are drawn. White gum flowers, leaves and nut, orchids, kara and taaruk. Students could use their border art to write a letter, essay or enlarge it to poster size and create a bush tucker poster. Alternatively, select something from Art Borders.

writing paper example


Several students were not keen on bush tucker and did some sample pages about West Australian wildflowers.
Check out the example essays about wildflowers below. These activities are adaptable & suitable for ages 6 and up.

Wildflowers of WA


Fringed Lily


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