Package 2- Yr 3 to Yr 6 Pirate School

Learn how to become a pirate with an entertaining video made with the Australian National Maritime Museum.

Week 2- Package 2- Yr 3 to Yr 6Pirate School

Things your child will need

Have these things available so your child can complete this task.


  • Artwork previously created of a mythical creature

  • Old, unused, clean and long sock, electrical, duct or masking tape, elastic bands

  • Old paper such as newspaper or magazine pages

  • Paints and paintbrushes

Back up

  • Create an artwork of a mythical creature

  • Unwanted fabric, sticky tape, hair ties

  • Scrap paper

  • Thick textas or additional fabrics

Before your child starts

Think about:

  • What is sculpture?

  • How can recycled materials be used to create a sculpture?

  • What is figurative art?

  • Do I have some materials that can be used to create a figurative sculpture of a mythical creature such as socks or other fabrics?

What your child needs to do

  1. Replay the music of ‘Where the Creatures Roam’. Discuss the mythical creatures described in the song.

  2. Examine the artwork created by your child and ask them to describe their mythical creature.

  3. Listen to their composition about their mythical creature and discuss more of the creature’s features.

What your child can do next

  1. Sing through ‘Where the Creatures Roam’ following the animated score. What musical notation tips have you learned through watching the score? For example, how many beats have you identified are in each bar?

  2. Think about the characteristics of your mythical creature created earlier as an artwork.

  3. Watch this Introduction to Visual Arts video to get some ideas for a 3D artwork. This will be a figurative sculpture, or a sculpture of a figure.

  4. Create your mythical creature sculpture based upon your earlier creature or vary it if you would like to explore other options.

  5. Decorate your sculpture and take a photo of it. Perhaps consider ways that you could explore filters and backgrounds within your photo to expand your creature’s environment.

Options for your child

Activity too hard?

Create your mythical creature out of playdough or just by decorating the previously created artwork.

Activity too easy?

Create a habitat for the mythical creature perhaps as a diorama or a virtual background.

Extension/Additional activity

Use an app such as Stop Motion to create an environment and short film for the mythical creature. Create a storyboard or a narrative (story) for the creature first. This may include an adventure it goes on or a problem it must solve.

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