Cheeky Animals for Early Years

Dance Drama Music Visual Arts Age 0-5

Bring literature to life with the ‘Go Home Cheeky Animals’ animated video.  This resource introduces children to the remote Northern Territory locale of Canteen Creek and the cheeky animals that live there.

The resource includes activities to help children immerse themselves fully in the story. Children work together to bring the narrative to life using drama, music, creative play and visual arts.  All of the activities have been created to maximize children’s engagement and literacy development.

The video includes an Auslan interpreter to ensure all children are able to enjoy the resource. The story also works to build a connection to Remote Australian and Dion’s Beasley’s Indigenous perspective, which are embedded into the resource.

  • One Too Many Cheeky Animals animated video
  • Three activity guides with immersive literacy ideas
  • Links to Literacy, Numeracy, Music, Visual Art, Drama and Dance
  • An exploration of weather patterns and outback animals
  • Background information about the remarkable collaboration between author Johanna Bell and illustrator Dion Beasley