Stamp Collecting Month: Wildlife Recovery Teacher Activity Guides

Stamp Collecting Month overview

Stamp Collecting Month (SCM) is all about engaging middle to upper primary school students (and their teachers) with interesting themes, presented through stamps. This website explores a range of topics related to wildlife conservation and our Wildlife Recovery stamp issue. It also contains videos, fun activities, teaching resources and more.

Teacher activity guides

This year each school and classroom has adapted to a blended learning approach. Our teacher guides have been tailored to suit both the classroom and home learning environments. Our SCM resources include fun and engaging activities that focus on discovering more about the factors that lead to animal endangerment and what can be done to help animals recover.

Stage 2 Classroom Activity Guide

Project overview

In this year’s project for Stamp Collecting Month 2020 Year 3 and 4 students are invited to participate in a Design Thinking challenge to create an ‘enrichment resource’ for an Australian Endangered Animal of their choice. Their project should follow the 5 design process steps of Empathise, Define, Ideate, Prototype and Test and can be supported by the suggested supportive activities in this guide. There is also a suggestion for how to extend thinking and learning outcomes to suit the needs of individual students.

Stage 3 Classroom Activity Guide

Project overview

In this year’s project for Stamp Collecting Month 2020 Year 5 and 6 students will work collaboratively to propose a solution for a chosen Australian endangered animal. They will conduct research on this animals’ status, focusing on the risks then animal currently faces before designing a possible solution that can be used to protect the animal and preserve its habitat in the future.

More activities and resources

If you’re a parent, caregiver or teacher, here are some free resources to share with children. Want some more advice on stamp collecting? Read our tips on starting a collection.

Fun family activities you can do at home

Looking to keep the kids entertained during lockdown, or simply looking for an activity to do as a family. Check out our family guide for some fun home activities.

The Pen Pal Club

Pen pal letter writing is a fun, creative and rewarding way for your students to practice literacy and communication. Use our lesson plans, sample templates and/or join our Pen Pal Club to get started.

Lesson plans for teachers:
Learn about stamps

Check out our three lesson plans on how students can learn about the history and creation of stamps.

Stamp collecting tips for beginners

If you’re new to stamp collecting, we’ve got some tips to get you going. Of course, the SCM stamp issue, Wildlife Recovery, is a great place to start.

Classroom Videos

If you’re a parent, caregiver or teacher, here are some great videos to share with children.