THE LITTLE BLACK GAME PACK Indigenous Symbols Educational Card Game
Aboriginal Symbol Memory Game
The Little Black Game Pack is one of our bestselling items, bringing diversity teaching into the home or classroom via fun Indigenous symbols educational games. Designed by Australian Aboriginal artist De Greer Yindimincarlie, from the Wiradjuri Nation of central New South Wales, the Game Pack uses Indigenous art to demonstrate aspects of cultural life and beliefs.
Symbolism is integral to self-expression in Australian Indigenous storytelling through art. Symbols can be used to share creative stories, create rules or give directions. Helping children interpret the language of symbolic communication brings benefits for general cognitive development as well as cultural understanding.
The Little Black Game Pack can be used by children of all ages thanks to its versatile design. Every pack contains 36 cards (2 of each symbol and 4 spirit cards) along with instructions for 3 games called ‘Hunt’, ‘Gather’ and ‘Catch’. Children can enjoy learning these new games, which enhance memory development, or simply use the cards for an old-fashioned game of Snap.
Every card displays and explains a bright, colourful symbol with a connection to Indigenous culture. Young children will admire the vibrant illustrations, whilst older children can extend their learning to look for other representations of symbols in Indigenous art or stories.
The cards are printed on sturdy 310gsm card stock with a gloss coverage, making them robust and long lasting, even with regular game play. Buy multiple packs to extend your play into longer games or games for a whole class group. Match the cards with a set of individual seating mats to create the ultimate players' circle at home or at school.
Diversity education is high on the agenda in today’s school and kindy classrooms, which is why The Little Black Game Pack is one of our bestsellers! Team these Indigenous symbols educational games with one of colourful, durable Aboriginal design recycled mats to easily incorporate cultural concepts into any learning space.
Name of design: The Little Black Game Pack
Origin of design: Australian Aboriginal
Artist: De Greer Yindimincarlie for Yindiartz, Authentic Aboriginal Creations
Origin of artist: Wiradjuri Nation, Central New South Wales
Size: 6.5 x 10cm
Educational and FunBy: Phoebe on 10 December 2017These are really beautiful and a lovely way to teach my daughter about our nation's first people.
Engaging and beautiful card packBy: Antonia on 8 November 2017The cards are beautifully designed. My six year old loved playing with them, especially as he has been learning all about indigenous symbols and was excited to recognise many symbols he already knew. They are sturdy and easy to hold.